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Conservative communications maven Jonathan Lockwood shakes up Oregon statehouse with pugnacious approach

Conservative communications specialist Jonathan Lockwood raises his hand during a panel discussion about Colorado's universal health care ballot initiative on Jan. 16, 2016, at Tri-City Baptist Church in Broomfield. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

After cutting a provocative path though Colorado’s political scene for half a decade, conservative spinmeister Jonathan Lockwood pulled up stakes and decamped for a strange land with strange customs, a place unaccustomed to his rapid-fire, unrelenting attacks on liberals and his take-no-prisoners approach to making a point — a place called Oregon.

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Lakewood construction growth initiative drawing political fire from odd bedfellows

Efforts aimed at curtailing construction growth in Lakewood until a strategic plan can be developed are drawing political fire. The Lakewood Strategic Growth Initiative and a separate effort by a city council member to place a moratorium on growth have faced a backlash from the right-leaning Americans For Prosperity, and within the community. On Monday, […]

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Lakewood residents launch citizens initiative to rein in growth

As greater Denver metro natives and cities struggle to keep up with ubiquitous development and the seemingly fading character of some historic neighborhoods, one community is looking to curtail growth. A group of Lakewood residents has canvassed the city’s neighborhoods, gathering signatures to petition the city to place a cap on new development while making […]

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High-density housing freeze brings big gun AFP to suburban Lakewood

Americans for Prosperity-Colorado — part of the pro-free market, Koch brothers-funded national political behemoth — typically has bigger fish to fry. Like challenging renewable-energy mandates or advancing school choice. The state AFP chapter’s latest initiative, however, involves a matter of hyper-local importance in west metro Denver’s Lakewood. At a study session scheduled for tonight, the City Council will have […]

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ICYMI: Hemp bill hot water, redistricting outcry in El Paso County, Aurora performing arts center in the works

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A bill designed to help an Arkansas Valley hemp farmer in a water dispute with the federal government landed state Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, in some hot water with at least one constituent. Coram sponsored Senate Bill 117, which recognizes industrial

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Senate committee OKs condo construction bill to require arbitration

State Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, discusses his Senate Bill 156, to require that condo associations use arbitration to settle disputes over construction defects before taking builders to court, at a rally on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at the state Capitol. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

A Republican-sponsored bill to require condominium owners and builders to submit disputes over construction problems to arbitration or mediation passed its first hurdle Monday, winning bipartisan approval in a Senate committee. But opponents call the legislation’s central component a nonstarter and predict the bill will meet its demise in the Democratic-controlled House, despite plenty of […]

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Veteran, 99, from Lakewood to get honors from Perlmutter

Buford Johnson never rose above the rank of Army private first class during World War II, but heroism for a veteran isn’t measured in stripes. The 99-year-old Lakewood resident will receive his many medals and ribbons anew on Friday morning from U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter. His honors include the Bronze Star for heroism and the […]

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