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State Rep. Rice backs Obama on Iraq

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Fresh from a six-month tour working with the Iraqi army and police to help Iraqis fend for themselves as American forces begin returning home, state Rep. Joe Rice — a Littleton Democrat and a colonel in the Army Reserves — discussed recent developments and the long-term outlook in Iraq and Afghanistan at a meeting with constituents Dec. 7 at Littleton City Hall.

Local chamber CEO delivers bleak forecast

By Janet Simons
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kelly Brough delivered a sobering message to members of the City Club of Denver on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

David Axelrod, Dick Cheney and Colorado College

By Janet Simons
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Bet you don’t know what Obama’s right-hand-man David Axelrod and former Vice President Dick Cheney have in common.

Give up?

Both have wives and offspring who graduated from Colorado College.

Ex-Denverite's 'Kennedy Legacy' opens at 2008 Dem convention

“The Kennedy Legacy: Jack, Bobby and Ted and a Family Dream Fulfilled,” by Vincent Bzdek, Palgrave MacMillan, 2009

Vincent Bzdek’s Colorado creds are 24-carat. He grew up in Denver, where he went to school through his sophomore year at Regis High School. Then his family moved to Brush, where his parents published The Brush News-Tribune.

Alan Simpson recalls his good friend, Ted Kennedy

By Janet Simons
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Not long after his inauguration, former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming saw the current wave of disapproval coming for President Barack Obama.

“I told Obama, ‘Watch out! You’re the toast of the town. You’ve got wings like Icarus. And the wax will melt from your wings, and you’ll fall into the wine red Aegean Sea,’” the 78-year-old Republican recalled in a recent interview.

Anna, John J. Sie are Mizel Museum's 2010 Cultural Enrichment Award recipients

The Mizel Museum is honored to announce Anna and John J. Sie as the recipients of the 2010 Community Cultural Enrichment Award. The award will be presented to this outstanding couple at the 20th gala dinner on May 27, 2010 at Wings Over the Rockies, 7711 E. Academy Blvd. in Denver.

Marijuana laws elusive as smoke

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

As next year’s legislative session approaches, state lawmakers and interest groups are lining up to tackle a problem that has been on the back burner for nearly a decade before finally catching fire this year: how to regulate growers and distributors of medical marijuana.

Right wing takes flight at Independence Institute's Founders' Night Dinner

By Brad Jones
SPECIAL TO THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Even before this week’s much publicized coming-together of Republicans, Colorado’s social conservatives and libertarians were breaking bread together last Thursday at the gala celebration of the Independence Institute’s 25th anniversary at Glendale’s Infinity Park International Ballroom.

Michelle Obama debuts initiative in Denver

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Eleanor Roosevelt pioneered the concept that presidential wives should do more than serve as hostesses at state dinners; she wrote newspaper and magazine columns, hit the lecture circuit and spoke on radio shows about social and political issues ranging from stretching family budgets during the Great Depression to the role of women in the armed services during World War II.

Differing views on Stupak Amendment to health care reform bill in Congress

From the Colorado Catholic Conference:

As long-time advocates of health care reform, the U.S. Catholic bishops continue to make the moral case for genuine health care reform that will protect the life, dignity, consciences and health of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.