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Lars GesingNovember 25, 201511min358
BOULDER — Flanked by a power lineup of some of Colorado’s most influential Democrats, including former U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis and state House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, Hillary Clinton made her first official campaign stop in this college town on Tuesday since announcing her current run for the White House. Speaking […]

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Lars GesingOctober 28, 201510min426
BOULDER — When you host a Republican presidential debate in what is often semi-jokingly called “The People’s Republic of Boulder,” you are going to get just that: a debate, and a passionate one at that. In the days leading up to Wednesday’s primetime event, progressive groups across the state and on the University of Colorado […]

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Lars GesingOctober 16, 20158min371
LAS VEGAS — If you thought Colorado had a prominent role in the most-recent Republican presidential debate — when the state’s marijuana laws prompted Jeb Bush to publicly confess his pot-smoking habits as a youth — the first Democratic debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday put the state in the national limelight on multiple fronts. […]

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Lars GesingOctober 13, 201510min391
MANCHESTER, N.H. — U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner joined a bipartisan parade of eight presidential candidates who heeded the cattle call of the nonprofit organization No Labels on Monday to take part in a day-long retreat devoted to “problem-solving” in a hotel in this New England town. Facing a crowd of about 1,500 undecided voters in […]

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Lars GesingSeptember 28, 201510min375
ELON, N.C. — They are Donald Trump’s raison d’être and cause for major Hillary Clinton headaches: Public opinion polls are the prime driver of much of the 2016 presidential campaign trail news. Media scholars semi-dismissively call such reporting “horse-race coverage.” Who’s ahead? Who’s behind? Who’s going to win? But as cable news anchors hyperventilate in […]

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Lars GesingAugust 10, 20156min417
The University of Colorado and CNBC will serve as hosts for a Republican presidential primary debate in Boulder on Oct. 28. Colorado Statesman contributor Lars Gesing was in Cleveland on Thursday to watch the frenzy unfold around the first GOP debate. CLEVELAND — Rosemary Flury sits on the patio of the Erie Island Coffee shop […]

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Lars GesingJuly 28, 201510min362
Ask yourself this question: When you go knock on your neighbor’s door, when you see your friends in a café in town, when you pick a new place to live — how much diversity do you encounter? Not very much, argues Bill Bishop. The journalist and author wrote “The Big Sort,” an observation of how […]

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Lars GesingJuly 24, 20156min480
Vice President Joe Biden came to Denver Tuesday afternoon to make a case for the Obama administration’s post-recession economic policies and affordable education as a key component of the nation’s economic recovery. He also touted the White House’s push for free community college education. “Six out of 10 jobs in the next decade require something […]

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Lars GesingMay 4, 20153min338
The Senate Thursday morning approved two bills that would streamline the testing process for marijuana in the state. Lawmakers approved House Bill 15-1283 on second reading in a voice vote. The bill would require the department of public health and environment to establish a reference library that serves as a guidepost for all marijuana testing […]

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Lars GesingApril 28, 20155min488
The Senate Judiciary committee Tuesday morning unanimously passed a bipartisan bill that would make repeated drunk driving a felony offense in the state of Colorado. House Bill 15-1043, with Senate sponsors John Cooke, R-Greeley, a member of the Judiciary committee, and Mike Johnston, D-Denver, got a 5-0 nod after several victims of accidents involving drunk […]

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