“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.
By Janet Simons
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.
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.
By Ernest Luning
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.
By Brad Jones
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.
By Leslie Jorgensen
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.
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.
By Leslie Jorgensen
Gov. Bill Ritter has proposed a lean $7.1 billion General Fund budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 10. The new budget would cover a projected $1.02 billion revenue shortfall. However, the smorgasbord — which includes the elimination of tax exemptions and credits as well as program cuts — also might curb the public’s appetite for candy bars, soda pop, on-line purchases and fuel-efficient cars.
By Jody Hope Strogoff
Denver Democrats, gathered for their first annual Edward M. Kennedy dinner last weekend, were witness to the announcement that the long-awaited historic — and contentious — health care reform bill championed by the late U.S. Senator from Massachusetts had narrowly passed the House of Representatives, 220-215.
The Selma Lock Volunteer of the Year Award was presented this year to Sallyanne Ofner, the granddaughter of a suffragette and the niece of two DNC delegates. Ofner currently serves as captain of House sub-district 6A and Chair of all of HD 6.