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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.

Fur flies in Denver mayoral race

The Colorado Statesman

If all’s fair in love and war, the Denver mayoral campaign might have turned positively amorous this week.

Romer and Hancock edge Mejia for spots in runoff election

A contrast in background and style
The Colorado Statesman

The well-to-do son of a three-term governor will face an Army brat abandoned at a young age by his alcoholic father in the June runoff election for Denver’s next mayor.

Mayoral candidates stake out insider, outsider roles, rack up endorsements

The Colorado Statesman

After a late night celebrating narrow victories, the two candidates headed for a runoff in Denver’s mayoral election got up early the next day and staked out sharply different approaches to running the city even as they agreed on virtually everything they want to accomplish.

Palin thanks President — Bush, that is — for bringing Osama bin Laden to justice

Speech at CCU benefits military families
The Colorado Statesman

The day after American forces killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin thanked the troops, intelligence services and former President George W. Bush for bringing the “public face of Islamic terrorism” to justice during a speech delivered Monday night in Lakewood.

Obama portrait unveiled at rather opportune time

The Colorado Statesman

The presidential portrait gallery at the state Capitol finally has its newest member, after Democrats unveiled a portrait of the 44th president, Barack Obama, on Monday.

‘All men would be tyrants if they could’

Special to The Colorado Statesman

It’s not every day that the usually courtly Justice Greg Hobbs provokes his learned colleague on the Colorado Supreme Court, Justice Nancy Rice, to figuratively blow her top — while a distinguished audience of judges and attorneys bursts into rollicking laughter and appreciative applause.

Colorado’s ‘gold standard’ for impartial courts

Special to The Colorado Statesman

While other states have been rocked by scandals involving their judicial branch, Coloradans celebrate Law Day in 2011 knowing that our time-tested merit selection, performance evaluation and retention election system of selecting judges is lauded by national experts as ensuring excellence and impartiality in our courts.

Mayor’s race winds down with three bunched at top

The Colorado Statesman

As votes trickle in with less than a week remaining before Denver’s municipal election, mayoral candidates are beating the bushes for ballots in what has turned into a close race for a spot in the anticipated runoff.