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DPS students learn firsthand from Mayor Hickenlooper and state legislators

Burg Simpson attorneys Reeves Whalen and Stephen Burg and CSG public relations specialist Dan Mahoney recently hosted an event for Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign. However, this was not your ordinary night for most Denver politicos.

CSU launches Commitment to Colorado

Offers big tuition breaks to middle- and lower-income students

Colorado State University announced last week a groundbreaking program to help assure qualified middle- and lower-income Colorado students can afford an education at one of the nation’s top research universities. Colorado State administrators were joined by Gov. Bill Ritter to unveil the “Colorado State University Commitment to Colorado” at the Capitol this morning.

Bruce cited for contempt of court

'Mr. X' suspected of funding petition drive for Amendments

By Leslie Jorgensen & Staff Reports
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Douglas Bruce, a former one-term state representative from Colorado Springs, was cited for contempt of court on Wednesday by a Denver District court judge, after the self-proclaimed anti-tax crusader failed to testify about the identity of who bankrolled three initiatives to cut taxes and government spending that will appear on this November’s ballot.

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.