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Colorado Democratic officials address AIPAC

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The Colorado Statesman

Colorado Democratic officials addressed the recent American Israel Public Affairs Annual Colorado event on April 6. AIPAC is the only American organization whose principal mission is to lobby the U.S. government about legislation that strengthens the relationship between the U.S. and Israel.

Below is a lightly edited transcript of the Democratic members of the congressional delegation as well as the remarks of the Governor.

Virtually all finance-related questions approved by local voters

Following is a summary of April ballot measures as reported by Sam Mamet, executive director of the Colorado Municipal League:

• TABOR excess revenue retention — Mead, approved.

• Debt — Erie, $6.2 million for a police station and municipal court building; Keenesburg, $960,000 for street improvements; Lyons, $995,000 to match a FEMA community disaster loan; Pagosa Springs, $18 million for a community recreation center; Ridgway, $1.9 million for street improvements; and Wellington, $2.4 million for a town park. All approved except Pagosa Springs.

Colorado Republican officials address AIPAC

Colorado Republican officials addressed the recent American Israel Public Affairs Annual Colorado event on April 6. AIPAC is the only American organization whose principal mission is to lobby the U.S. government about legislation that strengthens the relationship between the U.S. and Israel.

Below is a lightly edited transcript of the Republican members of the congressional delegation.

Best bets for Democratic dining in Denver

The Colorado Statesman

Read closely, because the next several paragraphs may change your life – or, at least they’ll change the outcome of your day on Saturday, April 12 when the Democratic State Assembly is held in downtown Denver at the Colorado Convention Center’s Bellco Theatre. Denver, as you probably know, is fast becoming a foodie mecca with eateries that rival anything you might find in New York City or San Francisco. Lucky you, you’ll be right in the middle of this smorgasbord of flavor when the convention ends early with few, if any, contested races for delegates to linger over.

Best bets for GOP dining in Boulder & Broomfield

The Colorado Statesman

There’s nothing like a lengthy political gathering to whet your appetite. Remember the Republican marathon state assembly back in 2006 that lasted through late afternoon after gubernatorial hopeful Marc Holtzman demanded a recount of the votes?

This year’s GOP event takes place Saturday, April 12 at the Coors Events Center at CU-Boulder, alma mater of Republican State Chairman Ryan Call, and after a full day of nominations — Governor, U.S. Senate, CD 4 — plus resolutions and speeches, you’ll likely be famished.

Style Matters Helps Republican Assembly Delegates Get Ready for Spring

Contributing Columnist

Psst, hey lady delegate, new in town? Curious about where to shop in Boulder? Want the lowdown on the newest fashion trends for the season? Allow Style Matters to guide you as you pass from reality to the jewel in the crown of radical liberalism or as Boulder is sometimes referred to, the People’s Republic of Boulder. Boulderites like to shop as much as the next person and the town boasts some great stores.

Colorado Libertarians nominate 41 for 2014

The Colorado Statesman

Colorado Libertarians nominated a record 41 candidates for state, federal and county offices last weekend at the party’s state convention in Golden and party officials predicted that a recent rise in its ranks — the number of registered Libertarians in the state more than doubled over the last two years — could mean the perennial third party emerges as a bona fide major party by the end of the decade.

Arapahoe GOP meets on Super Saturday

The Colorado Statesman

“We are in it to win it,” Arapahoe County Republican Party chair Joy Hoffman told delegates at the county GOP assembly on Saturday in Centennial to their enthusiastic approval.

Denver remains a contender to host the 2016 RNC

The Republican National Committee’s Site Selection Committee voted this week to narrow the list of sites in contention for the 2016 Republican National Convention from eight to six cities, and Denver survived the cut to host the once-every-four-years top political gathering. The other cities moving on to the next round of consideration are Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Kansas City and Las Vegas. Phoenix, Ariz., and Columbus, Ohio, were eliminated.