Ernest LuningErnest LuningAugust 4, 201611min373

Ten Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Gov. Bill Owens ended a “scorching hot July” by signing 10 controversial immigration bills that emerged from a special session called at the beginning of the month. The centerpiece of the bipartisan package was a bill Owens called “the toughest law dealing with illegal immigration enacted anywhere in the country"


Ernest LuningErnest LuningMay 19, 201611min320

Thirty-Five Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Some of the money allegedly embezzled from the Central Bank for Cooperatives in Denver by Eve Lincoln, a former coordinator for Secretary of State Mary Estill Buchanan’s 1980 Senate campaign, could have been used to help finance Buchanan’s petition drive to get on the ballot, the Republican’s former campaign manager said. Under federal election law, if that’s what had happened, it could have counted as an illegal corporate campaign contribution, said Curt Uhre, who helmed Buchanan’s bid. He explained that was why the campaign had reimbursed the bank $2,591 just six days before


Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 31, 20169min370

Thirty-Five Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Gov. Dick Lamm hadn’t decided yet whether he planned to run for a third term in 1982, but the Democrat conceded he could be unseated by Colorado Republicans, who had said their major goal in the next year was retaking the governor’s mansion. “Oh, sure,” Lamm said in an interview with The Statesman. “I think anyone in public office is beatable, especially in these very shifting times. You go into any campaign — no matter how high or seemingly unbeatable you are — with at least a third chance of losing just because of the vagaries in a campaign and the kind of things which can happen. You’ve involved in a process that you only have marginal control over.” …


Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 11, 20168min469
Thirty Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … I’d Rather Be in Denver — Dale Tooley’s Own Story, reached the top of the local best-seller lists just a few weeks after its release, according to both The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News. The former Denver district attorney had completed his autobiography […]

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