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Initiative process comes under siege in Colorado

The Colorado Statesman

An unlikely alliance of some of the state’s leading liberal and conservative voices are sounding the alarm that Colorado’s ballot initiative process is facing an unprecedented assault from established interests and lawmakers.

Romanoff boosts international development mission

The Colorado Statesman

Members and supporters of the Denver-based Chamber of the Americas were treated to a demonstration of a foot-powered treadle pump and a Bollywood-style musical tribute to the benefits of advanced irrigation technology at the organization’s monthly breakfast.

Udall hits home important life lessons

Senator Mark Udall, whose athletic prowess extends from kayaking through white water to climbing the peaks of Colorado’s 14’ers to hitting pars and birdies on the links, spent part of Saturday, June 4, helping local kids realize the importance of staying healthy and focused through physical activity.

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Hancock easily elected mayor

The Colorado Statesman

Michael Hancock brought a grin to a knife fight and walked away as Denver’s next mayor.

Hancock picks transition veteran Huggins to help assemble new administration

The Colorado Statesman

The morning after he was elected Denver’s next mayor, Councilman Michael Hancock tapped an experienced hand to lead his transition team.

Putting this year’s mayor’s race into perspective

The Colorado Statesman

Local media described Michael Hancock’s 16-point win over Chris Romer variously as a trouncing, a cruise to victory and a landslide.

Common Cause, Ethics Watch file complaint this week against Secretary of State Gessler

Colorado Common Cause and Colorado Ethics Watch filed a complaint in Denver District Court against Secretary of State Scott Gessler late this week that claims Gessler unlawfully weakened Colorado campaign finance laws through the Secretary of State’s rulemaking process.

Governor/beer brewer Hickenlooper now pitches Colorado wine — Move over, Napa Valley!

The Colorado Statesman

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is well known for crafting a positive pitch for beer — afterall, he co-founded the iconic Wynkoop Brewing Co. in lower downtown Denver in 1988 and the sudsy stuff has been one of his trademarks since being elected Denver’s mayor 15 years later.

Pace enters race in 3rd CD; Republicans pounce

The Colorado Statesman

House Minority Leader Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, ended months of speculation about his political future Tuesday and officially announced he will seek the Congressional District 3 seat currently held by Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo.