Ernest Luning

Mayor-elect Hancock gets down to biz

The Colorado Statesman

Denver Mayor-elect Michael Hancock last week returned to the Lower Downtown business where he launched his mayoral campaign to kick off a series of roundtable meetings with small business owners. It’s part of a pledge the city councilman made during his campaign to meet with 100 business leaders as part of his First 100 Days Plan designed to jump-start the city’s economy.

Panel: cooperation key for innovation

Senators, governor hear concerns
The Colorado Statesman

If Colorado businesses and politicians want to foster an environment where innovation can thrive — and jobs are plentiful — then they need to collaborate in a number of areas, including luring venture capital to the state, setting aside partisan bickering, and encouraging government officials to take a longer view when it comes to investment, regulatory and tax policies.

Romney has chips with regular Joes

The Colorado Statesman

Better get used to it, Colorado. Next time diners reach for their guacamole and chips, they might look up to find a presidential candidate shaking hands and talking about the economy. That’s what happened to at least a few hungry Coloradans at the Brewery Bar IV in southeast Aurora on Monday afternoon when former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney packed the Mexican restaurant for about an hour of intensive retail campaigning before heading to a pricey fundraiser in a nearby suburb.

After intense scrutiny, no evidence emerges of wrongdoing by Hancock

The Colorado Statesman

A week after winning election as Denver’s next mayor, City Councilman Michael Hancock was working round the clock to deflect allegations that surfaced in the closing days of the campaign that he purchased the services of high-class prostitutes several years ago.

Initiative process comes under siege in Colorado

The Colorado Statesman

An unlikely alliance of some of the state’s leading liberal and conservative voices are sounding the alarm that Colorado’s ballot initiative process is facing an unprecedented assault from established interests and lawmakers.

Romanoff boosts international development mission

The Colorado Statesman

Members and supporters of the Denver-based Chamber of the Americas were treated to a demonstration of a foot-powered treadle pump and a Bollywood-style musical tribute to the benefits of advanced irrigation technology at the organization’s monthly breakfast.

Hancock easily elected mayor

The Colorado Statesman

Michael Hancock brought a grin to a knife fight and walked away as Denver’s next mayor.

Hancock picks transition veteran Huggins to help assemble new administration

The Colorado Statesman

The morning after he was elected Denver’s next mayor, Councilman Michael Hancock tapped an experienced hand to lead his transition team.

Putting this year’s mayor’s race into perspective

The Colorado Statesman

Local media described Michael Hancock’s 16-point win over Chris Romer variously as a trouncing, a cruise to victory and a landslide.

Denver mayoral candidates talk about schools in mostly agreeable final debate

The Colorado Statesman

The seemingly endless series of forums and debates in Denver’s mayoral race came to a conclusion on Tuesday night the same way it began, with the candidates talking about education.