On May 5, Denver residents overwhelmingly re-elected Mayor Michael Hancock to lead the city, with more than 80 percent of the vote. While his victory was all-but-guaranteed leading up to the election with no viable challengers, the mayor faces some defining issues in his second term—the city's...
May 8 2015, 9:45 AM
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Whatever you might think of Colorado Congressman Jared Polis, there’s no denying he brings an unusual level of good humor to his typically mirthless institution.
The latest example of this is the Boulder Democrat’s satirical rejoinder to colleague Steve King (R-Iowa). Last week, King quite...
April 28 2015, 11:30 AM
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With 420 approaching, it's time for our annual reminder: Don't do anything that might bring shame to Denver, Colorado, or marijuana legalization in general.
This weekend's Cannabis Cup, a trade show for those in, or interested in, the bud industry, is doing its part to keep the jackassery to a...
April 17 2015, 9:00 AM
On Wednesday, April 1, the Denver-based Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) will host an event that could make national headlines and be monitored around the world.
At the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at 7 p.m., the nonprofit will stage "Violent Extremism & U.S. Response," a panel...
March 31 2015, 11:00 AM
Like many of you, I’m a transplant to the Centennial State. And while more than eight years of thin-air living means that I know how to pronounce Ouray (Yer-ray) and own more gear for playing in the snow than can comfortably be stored in my house, there’s so much I’ve yet to learn about Colorado....
March 23 2015, 12:30 PM
If a good compromise is one in which neither side is particularly happy, then Governor Hickenlooper's fracking task force seems to be doing a stellar job.
On Friday, the 21-member panel will release its first set of policy recommendations for how Colorado should practice fracking going forward,...
February 27 2015, 10:00 AM
Last week, Congressional legislators introduced two bills that—even if they're destined to fail—could at least begin to change the dialogue around legalized marijuana.
Colorado Rep. Jared Polis, long an outspoken supporter of legalized marijuana, proposed the Regulate...
February 24 2015, 11:00 AM
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Politicians—typically those of the small-government ilk—like to talk about how parents know what’s best for their kids more than state or federal bureaucracies do. It’s an easy (some might say lazy) way to nab applause on the campaign trail, or to gin up approval for measures like the one the...
February 13 2015, 8:30 AM