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Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirNovember 6, 201711min422
If you’re among the many Coloradans glad to no longer be enveloped by a cloud of cigarette smoke when entering a restaurant or bar, you can thank Dan Grossman. And if you are among the minority of Coloradans who still smoke and now feel left out in the cold — literally, when it’s winter — […]

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Rachael WrightRachael WrightJanuary 12, 201711min70

… Twenty Years Ago This Week in the Colorado Statesman … Diana DeGette is sworn in as a new member of Congress. The newly elected DeGette hosted more than 300 of her supporters, family and closest friends at her ceremonial swearing-in as the 19th representative for the 1st Congressional District. DeGette replaced retiring Democratic Rep. Pat Schroeder, who had served in the seat for 24 years. DeGette defeated her Republican opponent, Joe Rogers,with 56.9 percent to 40.2 percent the previous November. After taking the (ceremonial) oath of office administered by 10th Circuit Court Judge Carlos Lucero, at the Denver Public Library, DeGette spoke briefly on themes she had emphasized during her campaign.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningSeptember 1, 201612min81

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 LuningJuly 7, 201612min72

Twenty Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Former Gov. Dick Lamm was remaining a Democrat — for the time being — but would be working hard to help Ross Perot’s Reform Party get its presidential candidate on the ballot in Colorado, and Lamm might be that candidate. “I think it’s really important that we get a third choice on the ballot,” he said.