Denverite Heidi Thomas attends a hearing at the Colorado Capitol on February 11, 2016, where she testified in support of extending Colorado's statute of limitations for sexual assault charges
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Although it’s received increased attention lately in American media and culture, following the Stanford University case, sexual assault remains one of the more under-reported crimes in our system. Experts have found that somewhere between one-sixth and one-third of these crimes are ever...
June 14 2016, 12:15 PM
Will he or won't he?
That was the question hanging over Thursday night's unveiling of Governor John Hickenlooper's memoir, The Opposite of Woe, at the brewery where he launched his improbable polticial career.
Now that he's ascended from entrepreneur to wildly popular mayor of Denver to...
May 27 2016, 10:55 AM
After vetting candidates for the past several months, Governor John Hickenlooper this week chose Kaiser Permanente executive Donna Lynne to be his second in command.
Lynne, whose nomination must be confirmed by Colorado state legislators, would succeed Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia, who...
March 25 2016, 9:45 AM
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Last week, Governor John Hickenlooper announced a $100 million plan to make Colorado “the best state for biking.”
The plan is a welcomed one for residents; while many consider Denver a bike-friendly city, two-wheeling commuters and longtime locals know the metro area has room for improvement....
September 21 2015, 4:25 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
—Illustration by John Tomac
During 2014 midterm-election postmortems, politicians everywhere—including President Barack Obama, newly re-elected Governor John Hickenlooper, and freshly ousted U.S. Senator Mark Udall—recapped the events with one of the stalest clichés in the electoral universe: The voters have...
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In case there was any doubt, Tuesday’s election confirmed that Colorado remains the swingy-est swing state in the West. To Republicans, our state’s particular shade of purple seems lush and regal, but to Democrats, it just looks like a deep, dark bruise.
Only Governor John Hickenlooper’s nail-...
November 5 2014, 12:45 PM
Given that this mid-term election year has coincided with the rollout in Colorado of legalized marijuana, the topic has naturally come up repeatedly on the campaign trail. This has been most apparent in the governor's race, and if you expected the Republican candidate to be on one side of the issue...
October 14 2014, 2:39 PM