Ernest Luning

Conservative author tells Republicans Obama wants to put America in its place

The Colorado Statesman

A bestselling conservative author told a group of Colorado Republicans that President Barack Obama is “captive to an ideology” that drives him to want to take America down a notch or two. And that, said Dinesh D’Souza, is the reason the upcoming presidential election is so critical.

Heath: Raise taxes, aid education

The Colorado Statesman

Decrying massive cuts to Colorado’s funding for education, state Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, this week unveiled an initiative aimed at this fall’s ballot to ask voters to hike state sales and income taxes for five years. His proposed ballot measure, dubbed Initiative 25, would raise an estimated $3 billion through 2016 by restoring tax rates to 1999 levels.

Hancock’s ‘yes’ answer to teaching creationism in school forces mayoral campaign into damage control

The Colorado Statesman

It took just one word from Councilman Michael Hancock to spark a controversy that threatened to engulf his mayoral campaign a week before mail ballots go out to Denver voters.

InnerView with Ryan Call and Rick Palacio, state party chairs

The Colorado Statesman

When 36-year-old Rick Palacio was elected to head the Colorado Democratic Party in March, he became the youngest state chair in living memory. Three weeks later, he lost the title when Republicans elected 35-year-old Ryan Call to chair the state GOP.

Fur flies in Denver mayoral race

The Colorado Statesman

If all’s fair in love and war, the Denver mayoral campaign might have turned positively amorous this week.

Romer and Hancock edge Mejia for spots in runoff election

A contrast in background and style
The Colorado Statesman

The well-to-do son of a three-term governor will face an Army brat abandoned at a young age by his alcoholic father in the June runoff election for Denver’s next mayor.

Mayoral candidates stake out insider, outsider roles, rack up endorsements

The Colorado Statesman

After a late night celebrating narrow victories, the two candidates headed for a runoff in Denver’s mayoral election got up early the next day and staked out sharply different approaches to running the city even as they agreed on virtually everything they want to accomplish.

Palin thanks President — Bush, that is — for bringing Osama bin Laden to justice

Speech at CCU benefits military families
The Colorado Statesman

The day after American forces killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin thanked the troops, intelligence services and former President George W. Bush for bringing the “public face of Islamic terrorism” to justice during a speech delivered Monday night in Lakewood.

Mayor’s race winds down with three bunched at top

The Colorado Statesman

As votes trickle in with less than a week remaining before Denver’s municipal election, mayoral candidates are beating the bushes for ballots in what has turned into a close race for a spot in the anticipated runoff.

Positively Carla: Birthday party celebrates councilwoman’s life, spark

The Colorado Statesman

Paul Weiss looked up from the throngs of celebrants that surrounded him on the west side of the Denver Museum of Science and Nature last Saturday. “The forecast said it would rain,” he said, with a gleam in his eye and a note of astonishment in his voice, “but look at this!”