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House clerks put idle time to veterans’ benefit

The Colorado Statesman

If idle hands are the devil’s playground, as the expression goes, he’ll find no haven in the offices of the assignable clerks of the Colorado House of Representatives.

Mizel Museum honors Sharon Magness Blake

The Colorado Statesman

Elected officials, a Cabinet Secretary, a famous country and western singer, a legendary Denver Broncos quarterback, Colorado’s current governor and two of his predecessors, movers and shakers in the world of business, civic affairs and philanthropy, and so-called ‘regular’ citizens — close to 2,000 of them — congregated May 26 at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver to honor Sharon Magness Blake, this year’s recipient of the Mizel Museum’s Community Enrichment Award.

McInnis won’t face discipline over plagiarism charges

The Colorado Statesman

The former Republican congressman whose gubernatorial aspirations were derailed last summer by a plagiarism scandal won’t be disciplined by a state board that investigates complaints against attorneys.

Mayoral candidates exchange salvos

The Colorado Statesman

From hecklers to dinosaurs to Tom Tancredo, Denver’s mayoral runoff election has seen it all this week.

As voters began returning mail ballots with two weeks to go before the June 7 deadline, the campaigns of former state Sen. Chris Romer and Councilman Michael Hancock focused increasingly on the tones, tactics and missteps of their opponents’ campaigns.

Biden touts local energy lab as hotbed of invention

The Colorado Statesman

“Science is back,” Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd of excited dignitaries and federal employees gathered at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden during a swing through the metro area on May 20.

Conservative author tells Republicans Obama wants to put America in its place

The Colorado Statesman

A bestselling conservative author told a group of Colorado Republicans that President Barack Obama is “captive to an ideology” that drives him to want to take America down a notch or two. And that, said Dinesh D’Souza, is the reason the upcoming presidential election is so critical.

Ritter, local experts discuss Bin Laden, Middle East

A recent program sponsored by the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab in Denver, The CELL, brought together a former Colorado governor and two experts on the Middle East to discuss national security and foreign policy and how events both there and in North Africa are transforming the world.

Heath: Raise taxes, aid education

The Colorado Statesman

Decrying massive cuts to Colorado’s funding for education, state Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, this week unveiled an initiative aimed at this fall’s ballot to ask voters to hike state sales and income taxes for five years. His proposed ballot measure, dubbed Initiative 25, would raise an estimated $3 billion through 2016 by restoring tax rates to 1999 levels.

Hancock’s ‘yes’ answer to teaching creationism in school forces mayoral campaign into damage control

The Colorado Statesman

It took just one word from Councilman Michael Hancock to spark a controversy that threatened to engulf his mayoral campaign a week before mail ballots go out to Denver voters.

Williams will not face indictment in Texas

The Colorado Statesman

A Hartley County, Texas grand jury has decided not to charge Colorado state Sen. Suzanne Williams, D-Aurora, in the Dec. 26, 2010 traffic accident that claimed the life of a pregnant Amarillo, Texas resident.