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Marianne GoodlandOctober 12, 20178min316
The increasingly polarized political dialogue in the United States is due, at least in part, to Russian manipulation of social issues, according to two national security experts who visited Denver Thursday. The panel on cybersecurity took place during a luncheon hosted by the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, the state’s chamber of commerce. It […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningAugust 3, 201711min810

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Tuesday he isn’t ruling anything out, but the Democrat downplayed rumors he might join Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, on a presidential ticket. Hickenlooper responded with a laugh when Ben Sherman and Anna Palmer, co-authors of Politico Playbook, asked him about the possibility at a Playbook Exchange discussion at the offices of financial giant S&P Global in Denver.


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Aaron HarberAaron HarberMay 12, 20177min880

In a cyber attack on Netflix and major networks, a hacker who calls themselves “The Dark Overlord,” held hostage programs which have yet to be publicly released. In an attempt to extort the companies which own the shows, the hacker threatened to release the programs before their official release dates — thus preempting the channels, networks and platforms which had carefully scheduled and scripted those release dates.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 23, 201713min780

Gov. John Hickenlooper had a simple message to convey before he pulled a saber from its scabbard and sliced into an enormous birthday cake. Noting that the Colorado National Guard is an institution older than the state — it counts territorial militias, including the Colorado Volunteer Militia, the Denver Guard and the Jefferson Rangers, in its lineage — the governor surveyed the crowd gathered Monday in the state Capitol’s West Foyer and smiled. “They have all, without exception, been there to answer the call,” he said, kicking off a celebration of the Guard’s 157th birthday.


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Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayJanuary 19, 20179min480

Russia’s hacking of the Democratic National Committee was mischievous. Did it change the outcome of the 2016 elections? No evidence suggests that and the intelligence community isn’t claiming that. So those who are may be presumed to have an agenda: to establish the narrative that Donald Trump was not legitimately elected president. From that, it would follow that no one — not mayors, not governors, not members of Congress — is obliged to cooperate with him. They would be justified to “resist” his presidency instead. Ironically, or perhaps hypocritically, those who take this line are helping the Russians achieve their goal which, according to the declassified intelligence report released Friday, was to “undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process.”


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 18, 201722min751

Colorado’s technology industry is booming, and Andrea Young couldn’t be happier. Young, the president and CEO of the Colorado Technology Association, a trade organization that represents more 300 companies and counts some 15,000 people involved in its network, said in a recent interview with The Colorado Statesman that she’s excited about the prospects for the tech sector in the state as CTA continues its work to bring companies, academic institutions and government entities together.


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Tom RamstackTom RamstackJanuary 16, 201713min48

Following the Senate confirmation hearing last week for Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner walked away impressed by the candidate presented to him as the incoming presidential administration and its appointees begin to filter in closer to filling their executive branch positions. Gardner said he came away from the confirmation hearing for Tillerson pleased by the former ExxonMobil CEO's presentation.


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Jared WrightJared WrightNovember 30, 20165min880

While pundits and pollsters will be studying the 2016 national election for months to come, it is safe to say that Americans clearly want a government that listens to their needs and delivers results. Coloradans are no different. The Hickenlooper administration prioritized “good government” from the start, and this election underscores how important it is to continue and expand this work. We believe good government is a non-partisan idea that focuses on delivering measurable, cost-effective results for our customers by using data and the best thinking across sectors.


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Tom RamstackTom RamstackNovember 17, 201610min50

The Food and Drug Administration is preparing a response to a request from Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette about how it will protect medical devices from cybersecurity threats. DeGette (D-Denver) asked the FDA for an explanation this month as the nation recovered from an Oct. 21 cyber-attack and prepared for another one during the election last week. The Obama administration blamed both the Oct. 21 attack and the threat of a second one against the U.S. election process on Russia.