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Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirNovember 6, 201711min812
If you’re among the many Coloradans glad to no longer be enveloped by a cloud of cigarette smoke when entering a restaurant or bar, you can thank Dan Grossman. And if you are among the minority of Coloradans who still smoke and now feel left out in the cold — literally, when it’s winter — […]

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Rachael WrightRachael WrightDecember 8, 201611min366

Fifteen Years Ago this week in the Colorado Statesman … The Colorado Children's Chorale performance at the White House was proclaimed a riveting success. Thirty-two Colorado children performed at a private event at the White House, an experience the now-adults have surely not forgotten. “The Holiday Open House” event was for White House staff, members of Congress, the Secret Service, and members of Washington D.C.’s local fire and police forces. The chorale performed two 45-minute sets — one at the White House entrance and the other in the East Room — consisting of holiday and patriotic music.



Jared WrightJared WrightAugust 10, 201633min385

DENVER — Good morning and welcome to your main diet staple in Colorado political news ... and easy to digest too - well, at least in terms of the format. The topics, maybe not so much. Lots of political reporters covering the anti-fracking petition signatures turned in Monday, but still heaps of confidence from sources close to the situation that these groups failed to collect enough signatures to secure Initiative 75 and 78's places on November's ballot. Meanwhile, Gov. John Hickenlooper made three appointments to another governing body with huge regulatory scope over the oil and gas industry. Also going down, Republican Senate candidate Darryl Glenn is taking new fire from Democrat activists -- including state Sen. Kerry Donovan, D-Vail, and the renewable energy industry insiders -- for his policy positions. As always, read on for your great daily glimpse under the Colorado politics rug ...


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 17, 201610min304

Fifteen Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … The Colorado House of Representatives was considering a resolution honoring women in politics, with women from both sides of the aisle joining together to support the measure. State Rep. Alice Borodkin, D-Denver, sponsored the resolution to designate March as Women in Politics Month, to coincide with Women’s History Month, also in March.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 10, 20168min311

Ten Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas introduced and lauded his former law clerk Allison Eid, who was sworn in as the 95th justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. Eid, appointed to the bench by Gov. Bill Owens, replaced Rebecca Love Kourlis, who had announced she was stepping down from the high court at the beginning of the year in order to help launch the University of Denver’s Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 3, 20168min308
Twenty-five Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … State Republican Party Chairman Bruce Benson warned about the looming redistricting and reapportionment fight in a “message from the chairman” that led the Republican half of the Statesman’s traditional upside-down double issue, printed when the Republicans and Democrats held their state assemblies the same weekend. […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 4, 20168min375
Fifteen Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Denver Mayor Wellington Webb lamented a vote by the Metropolitan Football Stadium District board naming the new stadium “Invesco Field at Mile High,” saying “a piece of Denver history and tradition was lost despite the overwhelming public sentiment to keep ‘Mile High Stadium’ as the […]

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