8:40 pm, Apr 25, 2005
Are you a whiz on local election issues? Do you have a special acumen for business matters? Maybe you should be thinking about running for Secretary of State in 2006. The Rocky Mountain News reports so many would-be candidates have dropped out, it's a wide open race.
What exactly does the Secretary of State's office do? It oversees... MORE
9:16 am, Apr 25, 2005
Support for Mayor John Hickenlooper's new Denver Justice Center is growing. Appearing at a Denver rally at the City and County building Sunday, Senator Ken Salazar and former DA Bill Ritter planted themselves firmly in the corner of the new jail.
"Standing here with my brothers and sisters in law enforcement reminds how hard they work on a... MORE
3:39 pm, Apr 23, 2005
Thursday, we wrote about the flap between Senator Salazar and James Dobson over the Nuclear Option and urged readers to call Salazar and thank him for his position.
The Rocky Mountain News reports today that Salazar's constituents have been doing just that in great numbers -- although he's receiving criticism as well as praise.
The phones rang a... MORE
3:37 pm, Apr 23, 2005
The Denver Three have decided to sue. But who? They're not sure.
"We want to know who this person is, and who trained them, because we're going to sue" both the man and his trainers, said Dan Recht, a lawyer representing Alex Young, Karen Bauer and Leslie Weise.
The Secret Service has launched an independent investiation into the ouster of... MORE
3:33 pm, Apr 23, 2005
Mayor John Hickenlooper and the Denver City Council will be walking the city beat today with campaign workers as they drum up support for the new jail:
Campaign workers are targeting Montbello, Bear Valley, Green Valley Ranch, southeast Denver neighborhoods as well as senior centers and retirement homes through an aggressive grass-roots... MORE
1:47 pm, Apr 21, 2005
Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar doesn't mince words in responding to the latest attack on him by Focus on the Family's James Dobson over President Bush's judicial nominations. Salazar, who has been viewed to date as a centrist whom the Republicans could rely upon to cross party lines, has not only put his foot down on this issue, but come out swinging... MORE
5:55 am, Apr 20, 2005
Dan Froomkin of the Washington Post, citing a Fox News article by Kelley Beaucar Vlahos, updates us on the "Denver Three" incident, and raises the issue of whether the White House was behind the ouster of three Denver activists from Bush's Social Security Speech in Denver. First, the Fox article:
"There is an active campaign underway to try... MORE
7:16 pm, Apr 19, 2005
Early voting begins Saturday on Denver's new jail proposal. The Rocky Mountain News, in an editorial today, outlines the reasons voters should support the measure:
The overcrowded holding cells at Denver's City and County Building, where prisoners on their way to or from court appearances mingle with the general public.
The makeshift... MORE
12:38 pm, Apr 19, 2005
Homeless guy's sign seen today at 14th and Speer:Family Killed by Ninjas. Need Kung Fu Lessons. MORE
10:11 am, Apr 19, 2005
The Denver Post calls Congressman Tom Tancredo on the carpet for his recent attack on Sen. Ken Salazar, and more importantly, for his stealth attempt to insert a provision restricting immigrant rights into the military spending bill:
Tom Tancredo, the Republican representative from Colorado's 6th District, is irresponsibly trying to hijack a... MORE
10:10 am, Apr 19, 2005
Did you know that Colorado is one of two states in the country where identity theft is not a crime? The legislature is considering a bill to rectify the problem, but passage appears dubious.
For the second year in a row, lawmakers have scuttled proposals to make identity theft a felony, saying they don't have enough money to prosecute and... MORE
7:50 pm, Apr 17, 2005
The April 25 issue of Time includes a report on "The Five Best Big-City Mayors" (article available only to Time subscribers). Honored are Chicago's Richard Daley, Baltimore's Martin O'Malley, New York's Michael Bloomberg, Atlanta's Shirley Franklin, and -- you guessed it -- Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.
When Hickenlooper, who is called Mayor... MORE
11:55 am, Apr 17, 2005
John Farrell, writing for the Denver Post, says if Republicans would join Joel Hefley in repealing the new ethics rules and restoring the Ethics Committee to a functioning unit, DeLay might save his hide.
The most important of the new rules changed the number of votes required to trigger an ethics inquiry. The ethics panel is evenly divided... MORE
6:26 am, Apr 16, 2005
The national media is trumpeting news that Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo thinks Tom DeLay should resign his leadership post. But did he really say that?
"I don't think we should try to oust him," he said in an interview Thursday at the Capitol. "Right now, I would not encourage him to leave. If he chose to resign as majority leader until... MORE
2:55 pm, Apr 13, 2005
Well, we didn't win.
Still, as they say, it was an honor just to be nominated. Twice. And like a wise woman said to me this afternoon, if you're gonna get your butt kicked, it might as well be by the New Yorker.
After the emotional roller coaster of the last few weeks, Max and I are both feeling a bit drained. But it was a helluva ride,... MORE