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Holland & Hart attorneys get firsthand experience on Obama's transition team

By Jody Hope Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Two local attorneys with a decided penchant for politics and public policy are now back at work in the Denver law office of Holland & Hart after spending a couple months late last year into January working as part of President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team.

Springs GOP Lincoln Day Gala

Republicans dine, talk, sing and diss Obama

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The El Paso County Republican Party’s gala was billed as a celebration of President Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday — but much of the evening’s rhetoric was devoted to the denigration of President Barack Obama.

Women's Lobby focuses on improving opportunities

By Elizabeth Stortroen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

As they gather around a large conference table in a room with rectangular windows facing the state Capitol, a group of women meets over lunch every other Wednesday to discuss political strategies for legislation affecting women in Colorado.

They are members of the Women’s Lobby of Colorado, a coalition of advocacy organizations established in 1993 to promote a broad range of women’s issues through lobbying at the state Capitol.

Grand opening of The CELL’s Inaugural Exhibit

The grand opening of The CELL’s inaugural exhibit in mid-February attracted a large and diverse crowd in Denver that reflected the importance and timeliness of the subject — educating citizens about terrorism.

Stimulus package spotlights Interior

By Jason Kosena
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Ken Salazar believes the Department of the Interior, which he leads, will play a critical role in the country’s economic recovery.

During a round robin with reporters last week in Washington, D.C., Colorado’s former U.S. senator and newly appointed secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior said President Barack Obama’s $787 billion economic recovery package will support renewable energy and job creation projects, and that the nation’s public lands will play critical role.

Pen strokes evoke hope and fear, too

By Jason Kosena
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

It’s final. With the strokes from 11 of his pens, President Barack Obama signed into law the most sweeping economic recovery package in the nation’s history at a Tuesday afternoon session at Denver’s Museum of Nature & Science.

Protesters go hog wild

Conservatives rebel against Obama's stimulus package

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Republicans, Libertarians and antitax conservatives went hog wild — from promenading pot-bellied pigs to protesting pork spending — at a rally against the economic stimulus package — the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Bill aims to re-enfranchise military

By Leslie Jorgensen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The battles of American soldiers protecting democracy abroad are reported daily. Their struggle to have their votes counted in home front elections, however, remains largely unknown.

The problems are collateral damage in the conflict between bureaucratic prerequisites and election deadlines that must be met despite unpredictable mail delivery of ballots.

Tour of Longmont solar-energy plant encourages Udall

Udall says Congress 'had to act' on stimulus package

By Jason Kosena
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

LONGMONT — On a tour of one of Colorado’s newest renewable energy manufacturing plants, Sen. Mark Udall said he is excited over the potential for Colorado to be a worldwide leader in renewable energy. The first-term Democratic senator also said the $787 billion stimulus plan signed by President Barack Obama this week will help towards that goal.

Sunshine brightens Denver museum’s public image

By Elizabeth Stortroen
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

From the ground, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science looks much like any other museum in the country.

But from the air, you can see the 465 solar panels installed on its roof, and you soon realize that the museum has become emblematic of investment in the new energy economy.