10:32 pm, Apr 27, 2005
The Denver Three are half-way there. They say they have identified one of the men responsible for their ejection from President Bush's social security speech.
Three people who were escorted out of President Bush's town hall on Social Security said the head of the Colorado Federation of Young Republicans was present when they were stopped at... MORE
10:30 pm, Apr 27, 2005
You know that old saying about the squeaky wheel, right? Well, Monday I bitched right here at 5280.com about my slight abandonment syndrome since my better half has been away on business trips a lot lately. Seems that my squeaky wheel will get some guilt-induced grease this weekend; hubby agreed to a weekend getaway, quite a concession for a... MORE
3:25 pm, Apr 27, 2005
A state-wide ban on smoking in restaurants advanced today when it won tentative approval in the Senate. A late amendment will limit the ban to restaurants that serve alcohol. It won't apply to casinos or bars.
Violators would have to pay a $200 fine for the first offense, $300 for a second offense in the same calendar year and $500 for every... MORE
10:38 am, Apr 26, 2005
Colorado liberals are liking Democratic Sen. Ken Salazar a whole lot better this week, since his forceful stand against the radical right and evangelical leader James Dobson.
Members of the political left say they're heartened to see Colorado's mild-mannered moderate come out swinging against Colorado Springs- based Focus on the Family about... MORE
9:27 am, Apr 26, 2005
Diane Carman in today's Denver Post reports that the imposter Secret Service agent who ousted the Denver Three from Bush's social security speech gets around. More victims are coming forward, placing the non-agent at the President's social security meetings in Fargo, N.D., Tuscon, AZ and Portsmouth, NH.
In Portsmouth, Carman writes, two middle... MORE
9:40 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
10:16 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
4:39 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
4:37 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
4:33 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
2:47 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
6:55 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
8:16 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
1:38 pm, Apr 19, 2005
Homeless guy's sign seen today at 14th and Speer:Family Killed by Ninjas. Need Kung Fu Lessons. MORE
11:11 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