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Ernest LuningErnest LuningApril 8, 20185min512

STEP BY STEP ... When Democratic gubernatorial candidate Donna Lynne, Colorado's lieutenant governor and chief operating officer, announced plans to walk the entire 26-mile length of Colfax Avenue on April 8, the stratagem echoed a pair of signature campaign exploits that propelled a couple of Colorado’s most successful politicians in decades past, as well as some statewide journeys that didn't lead to laurels. 


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Rachael WrightRachael WrightDecember 8, 201611min332

Fifteen Years Ago this week in the Colorado Statesman … The Colorado Children's Chorale performance at the White House was proclaimed a riveting success. Thirty-two Colorado children performed at a private event at the White House, an experience the now-adults have surely not forgotten. “The Holiday Open House” event was for White House staff, members of Congress, the Secret Service, and members of Washington D.C.’s local fire and police forces. The chorale performed two 45-minute sets — one at the White House entrance and the other in the East Room — consisting of holiday and patriotic music.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJune 9, 201614min316

Twenty-five Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Legislators were working overtime in a special session called by Gov. Roy Romer to put together an incentive deal to bring “a billion-dollar shower of money” to the Denver area by luring a United Airlines maintenance center, a reservations “megacenter” and expanded flight operations by the carrier at the new Denver International Airport.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 24, 201610min319

Twenty Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Gov. Roy Romer wielded his veto pen “with open hands urging reconciliation and respect,” rejecting a bill that would have outlawed same-sex marriages in Colorado. Romer said he spent many hours studying the question and, despite an intense campaign waged by supporters and opponents, wound up about where he had started before the bill landed on his desk. The legislation, sponsored by state Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, R-Fort Morgan, and state Sen. Ben Alexander, R-Montrose, “was ...