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Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirApril 10, 201818min518

No wonder Matt Moseley has survived and thrived in the political realm; he's accustomed to swimming with sharks. In his case, literally. The Denver-based communications and media consultant — a veteran of the Colorado Capitol as well as the campaign trail — is also a record-setting open-water swimmer who most recently crossed a stretch of the Caribbean without the benefit of a shark cage.


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Miller HudsonMiller HudsonMarch 14, 20189min553

The second PERA reform/bailout bill (SB 18-200) in less than a decade reaches the Colorado Legislature this week amidst a clash of competing narratives regarding who is responsible for the pension plan’s precarious fiscal posture. On one side is a tale that greedy employees have maliciously and surreptitiously burdened taxpayers with a bankrupting obligation that guarantees public school teachers, together with participating state and local government workers, for the onerous costs of undeserved and lavish retirements. In contrast stands the charge that a negligent Legislature, irrespective of Democratic or Republican majorities, has consistently failed to adequately fund PERA pensions for decades, thereby igniting a budget-burning conflagration, which the arsonists are now rushing to extinguish in the guise of firefighters. This finger-pointing minuet obscures a fundamental conflict of values underlying the debate ahead.


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Rachael WrightRachael WrightJune 22, 20178min194

Twenty Years Ago This Week in The Colorado Statesman: Little old Colorado was plunged into the deep end of international politics when Denver hosted eight world leaders from the Group of Seven. Denver rolled out the carpet for national leaders from the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Russia and the United Kingdom, and on the agenda for discussion were a host of heavy-weight issues including


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Rachael WrightRachael WrightMarch 30, 201713min196

… Thirty Years Ago This Week in The Colorado Statesman … Daniel Schorr, a nationally known CBS and cable newsman, spoke to several hundred attendees on March 27 at the B.H.M. Synagogue in Denver during a speech entitled “A Jew In Journalism.” During the talk, Schorr honed in on the timely news of Jonathan Pollard and the surrounding controversy regarding his alleged leaking of state secrets. Pollard "is what you get when you go off the rails,” Schorr said.


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Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsNovember 10, 201613min235

… Ten Years Ago this week in the Colorado Statesman ... Colorado turned blue. At the Colorado Convention Center Hyatt, more than a thousand Democrats showed up to cheer the winning candidates. A famous trio of Democratic women took the stage, Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald, House Majority Leader Rep. Alice Madden, and Democratic state party chair Pat Waak, danced to a seven-member band churning out tunes like “Jungle Boogie” and “Get Down Tonight.” Governor-elect Bill Ritter arrived on stage at 11 p.m. to a packed room. The Democrats had just taken back the U.S. House of Representatives, gained a majority in Colorado’s congressional delegation and retained control of both houses of the state Legislature.