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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 19, 20183min1012

Three newcomers to Aurora's nonpartisan city council will be honored with the Rising Star Award by the Colorado Democratic Party at its inaugural Obama Dinner on Feb. 3 in Denver, the party announced. State party chair Morgan Carroll also plans to give the Chair's Service Award to three term-limited state officials — Gov. John Hickenlooper, House Speaker Crisanta Duran and Senate Minority Leader Lucia Guzman, all Denver Democrats.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 17, 20174min700

The Colorado Democratic Party plans to hand out a slew of awards at the party’s 84th Annual Dinner, including a new award honoring a young volunteer — although this year it’s going to two recipients. Honorees this year include state Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver, the party’s Rising Star Award winter; U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, Democrat of the Year; Ted Fritschel of Arapahoe County, Volunteer of the Year; and Euell Santistevan, Jr., of Jefferson County and Taryn Sebba of Larimer County, the party’s Murphy Roberts Young Volunteers of the Year. The Chair’s Award for Service will be announced at the dinner.


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinFebruary 8, 20175min340

U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., introduced a bipartisan resolution Wednesday, Feb. 8, pledging the United States’ unwavering commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are original cosponsors of the resolution. “It is indisputable that NATO is the most successful military alliance in history and it is essential that we strengthen NATO for current and future challenges to maintain global peace and stability. In order to achieve this goal, it is crucial that all NATO members make good on their commitment to contribute to NATO’s defense spending,” said Gardner in a news release. “Just last month, 4th Infantry Division troops based in Fort Carson were deployed to eastern Europe to enhance U.S. military presence and to offer support to our allies in the region. This resolution reaffirms our commitment to the NATO alliance as a force for good and to deter any and all aggression from