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YESTERYEAR: Owens calls special session on redistricting, growth

Author: Ernest Luning - July 14, 2016 - Updated: July 9, 2016

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Fifteen Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Gov. Bill Owens had announced a special legislative session to tackle congressional redistricting and urban growth, calling for it to start in a little over two months, on Sept. 20, and already the parties were going to their corners.

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. For nearly a decade, he was a senior political reporter and occasional editor at The Colorado Statesman before the 119-year-old publication merged with Colorado Politics in 2017.