Ernest Luning

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.

GOP strategist Rove declares Colorado could be key to 2012

The Colorado Statesman

It could all come down to Colorado.

That’s according to Republican strategist Karl Rove, who called Colorado “the quintessential swing state” and laid out a scenario to a group of Republicans in Denver that depicted the state as crucial to defeating President Barack Obama next year.

The 2011 Denver Mayoral Race Quiz

The Colorado Statesman

AS DENVER’S MAYORAL campaign nears the finish line, we wanted to reward readers who have paid close attention to the race — and amuse those who haven’t — with a quiz about the marathon endeavor.

The 2011 Denver Mayoral Race Quiz Answers

The Colorado Statesman

Below are the answers to the 2011 Denver Mayoral Race Quiz.

McInnis won’t face discipline over plagiarism charges

The Colorado Statesman

The former Republican congressman whose gubernatorial aspirations were derailed last summer by a plagiarism scandal won’t be disciplined by a state board that investigates complaints against attorneys.

Mayoral candidates exchange salvos

The Colorado Statesman

From hecklers to dinosaurs to Tom Tancredo, Denver’s mayoral runoff election has seen it all this week.

As voters began returning mail ballots with two weeks to go before the June 7 deadline, the campaigns of former state Sen. Chris Romer and Councilman Michael Hancock focused increasingly on the tones, tactics and missteps of their opponents’ campaigns.

Biden touts local energy lab as hotbed of invention

The Colorado Statesman

“Science is back,” Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd of excited dignitaries and federal employees gathered at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden during a swing through the metro area on May 20.

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.