Journalism isn’t rocket science. Nor is it law, medicine, or any other field that requires specific credentials to practice it. Many reporters have a journalism degree; some don’t. All you really need to get into journalism is a strong sense of curiosity, decent writing skills (a few too many of us...
January 29 2016, 3:16 PM
A screenshot from the Michael Marshall video released on Friday.
The mistrust between American law enforcement and its citizens likely hasn't been higher since at least the tumultuous late-1960s, when the Civil Rights movement culminated with Chicago police brutalizing protesters at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Over the past few years, we've seen...
January 22 2016, 1:25 PM
Speaker Hullinghorst prepares for the 2016 legislative session.
With some exceptions, Colorado’s state legislators have usually been able to avoid the ideological gridlock that’s infected our national Congress. This was true even in 2015, when the statehouse had split control for the first time since 2012.
As State Senate President Bill Cadman (R-Colorado...
January 12 2016, 3:25 PM
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Editor's Note 1/7/16: This Ask the Mayor event will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26 at Call To Arms Brewing Company. The event was originally scheduled for December 15, but was postponed due to snowy weather.
You’ve heard the complaints: Denver’s too expensive. Rent is out of...
December 10 2015, 4:21 PM
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The race to the 2016 presidential primary is heating up, but on a state level, Colorado voters have a pressing political deadline. On Tuesday, an estimated 40 percent of Colorado’s registered voters will head to the polls, according to Jerome Lovato, voting systems specialist for the state of...
November 2 2015, 3:40 PM
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The next Republican presidential debate commences at 6 p.m., this Wednesday, October 28, at the Coors Events Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. While the venue holds around 11,000, the event will be capped at about 1,000 people because of CNBC’s strict rules on the studio audience. Even...
October 26 2015, 3:35 PM
When Colorado's voters approved recreational marijuana in 2012, the projected tax revenues from it were a primary reason we gave it the thumbs-up. By that time, the medical marijuana industry was underway and thriving, a dry run of sorts that helped ensure our residents that legalization could work...
October 20 2015, 8:00 AM
Not pictured but still palpable: The color purple.
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The headline of Newsweek's October 1st edition reads: "God, Guns, and Ganja: Colorado is the Future of American Politics."
While the article does a reasonably good job of portraying our state's curiously congruent political incongruities (bear with me), it doesn't exactly make a...
October 6 2015, 9:45 AM