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Ernest LuningErnest LuningSeptember 1, 201612min420

Twenty Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Democrats dispelled any preconceptions that their 1996 national convention would mirror “the GOP’s tightly controlled production” that relied on “cheerleading youth to generate enthusiasm and whips to silence dissenters,” The Statesman reported from Chicago, where delegates nominated Bill Clinton and Al Gore for a second term and controversial first lady Hillary Clinton took center stage.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMay 26, 201615min427

More than 2,000 civic, philanthropic and political leaders filled a converted Air Force hanger on Wednesday night to honor Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, the 2016 recipient of the Mizel Institute’s annual Community Enrichment Award. The institute’s annual dinner, dubbed “spring political prom” by one wag on Twitter, returned to the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver to bestow the honor on an individual who exemplifies service toward bettering the community.