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Revenue forecasts show state is not done cutting for 2010-11

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Colorado’s June revenue forecasts, released on Monday, showed the state is going to have to make more cuts in the 2010-11 budget, on top of the more than $1 billion already slashed from the state budget during the most recent legislative session.

Denver to host national convention of Latino officials

Immigration and health care reform on agenda

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

After spending decades securing a seat at the table, America’s Latino community is turning its attention to deciding what’s for dinner.

Audit: Pinnacol shows abuses

Legislative audit committee blasts travel expenses, bonuses

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

A state-ordered audit of Pinnacol Assurance, the quasi-state worker’s compensation provider, reported that travel expenses and bonus payments are out of line with industry standards and border on abuse.

'Circle the Wagons'

Douglas County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner: Guns, God and great food

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

PARKER — The Douglas County GOP Lincoln dinner — billed as “Circle the Wagons” — was fittingly held at The Wildlife Experience museum and drew about 300 Republicans, mostly clad head-to-foot in western wear. The number of cowboy hats worn during the auction and reception in the lobby rivaled the National Western Stock Show.

El Paso GOP goes...surfin' Colorado

Moondoggie Merritt elected El Paso GOP chair

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

COLORADO SPRINGS – Hundreds of “Dudes” and “Gidgets” had a bitchin’ time at the El Paso County GOP’s annual “Beach Party and Chili Cook-off” on June 5 at Mr. Biggs Family Fun Center in Colorado Springs. Before the surfers hit the waves, they elected a popular “Moondoggie” — Andy Merritt — to lead the party and avoid candidate wipeouts in the November election.

Memorial Day 2010

Fort Logan honors fallen soldiers

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

DENVER — Thousands of family, friends, fellow veterans and service members gathered at Fort Logan National Cemetery on Memorial Day to honor soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who “served, sacrificed and died on the outposts of freedom.” The 78th Ceremony Honoring Fallen Soldiers included speeches, songs and silent remembrance amid row after row of headstones, each marked with an American flag.

2010 Community Cultural Enrichment Award Dinner

Anna and John Sie honored

The deserving couple of Anna and John J. Sie were the recipients of the 2010 Community Cultural Enrichment Award presented at the Mizel Museum’s 20th gala dinner on May 27.

Coffman invites constituents to tune in

'America speaking out' debuts at town hall meeting

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

In this age of increasingly faster communication, not all American voices are being heard. Republicans in Congress think their constituents’ opinions and suggestions have been drowned out by the noise of Democratic activists backing the majority party’s agenda in Washington, D.C.

Former Gov. Sarah Palin slams Obama, liberals

But stays mum on Colorado's GOP contests

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Like dessert after a feast of Republican politics and candidates at the state GOP assembly in Loveland, Sarah Palin dished down-home views of President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress in a series of mock conversations during her appearance in Denver Saturday night.