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Worker comp provider defends practices

By Jason Kosena
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

And the beat goes on.

The Interim Committee to Study Issues Related to Pinnacol Assurance — known as the “Pinnacol Hearings” to some in the Legislature — held its third daylong session Monday at the Capitol.

DPS candidates rate Stand for Children

By Katy Schultz
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Candidates for the Denver School Board express a wide range of opinions about the involvement in the upcoming election of Stand for Children, which defines itself as a national grassroots organization that “seeks to make children and their needs a higher political priority.”

Since opening its Denver office in March, the nonprofit organization based in Portland, Ore., has attracted donations from the Piton Foundation, the Daniels Fund and the Marquez Foundation.

Straight shooter Ed Carpenter will be missed

Hayden rancher was outspoken but a gentleman

By Ellen Miller
WESTERN SLOPE CORRESPONDENT

GRAND JUNCTION — Ed Carpenter, cowboy poet and singer, and a crusty and outspoken advocate of water rights and ranching who served as the Republican state representative in House District 54 during the 1980s, has died at age 87.

Four seats on DPS Board draw 11 candidates

By Katy Schultz
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

All 11 candidates for four seats on the Denver School Board qualified for the ballot by the Aug. 28 deadline to run in the Nov. 3 election, and each one has a unique view of what the future should hold for the Denver Public Schools.

Voters citywide will decide who will take the at-large seat left vacant when incumbent Jill Conrad decided not to run for re-election, citing personal reasons.

Bachmann breathes fire in Denver speech

By Jason Kosena
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

There are certain politicians who never disappoint. Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is one.

Bachmann, currently serving her second term in Congress after spending six years in the Minnesota state Senate, is known as the “second most hated Republican woman in the country,” following former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Pundit foresees tough year for Democrats

By Jason Kosena
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

In a wide-ranging discussion in Denver last week, Charlie Cook, national political expert and publisher of the nonpartisan online Cook Political Report, said President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are losing the battle over health care insurance reform.

Ex-treasury secretary sees light in tunnel

By Jason Kosena
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The economy is looking better. The recession may be ending. But it’s still too early to start celebrating.

State Dems pay tribute to Kennedy

By Janet Simons
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Sen. Ted Kennedy spent most of the day on Aug. 25, 2008, in a bed at the University of Colorado Hospital.

Sen. McCain shows true color: green

By Jason Kosena
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

ESTES PARK — Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, has always been known as a moderate politician.

Although his recent run for the presidency against President Barack Obama led McCain further to the right than he’d ever gone before, it didn’t take long for the four-term United States senator to get reoriented and resume taking a more moderate approach to many issues.

Ritter, business groups unveil job creation recommendations

Flanked by business leaders from across the state, Gov. Bill Ritter earlier this week announced the next step in his job-creation strategy. It consists of a set of recommendations drawn up by his Colorado Jobs Cabinet to improve workforce quality and better meet the needs of businesses now and into the future.