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Romanoff camp doubles down on Bennet charges

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

U.S. Senate primary candidate Andrew Romanoff’s campaign doubled down this week on charges that incumbent Michael Bennet failed to protect college students from predatory lenders.

Biden plugs electric motor firm, boosts Markey

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Christmas came a few months late this year for the Bartley family.

Romanoff fires ‘Westwood bullet’ at Bennet, but record suggests it’s a dud

By Ernest Luning
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff came out swinging April 23 at the second Democratic Senate primary debate with U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet at Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

Former Homeland Security Secretary Ridge shares insights about fighting terrorism

By Jimy Valenti
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The first secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, discussed a threat never imagined by officials in the aftermath of 9/11— the increasingly complicated and challenging threat of domestic terrorism — during a forum at the Denver Art Museum this week.

National Chamber exec urges job creation at state level

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

The same pioneering spirit that enriched the United States’ economy for decades is integral for pulling the nation out of its latest recession, according to the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who met with Colorado business and government leaders on Monday.

Norton’s decision to petition fuels rebuke by competition

By Jody Strogoff
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Jane Norton’s decision to forego the traditional caucus-assembly method of nomination for her U.S. Senate race in favor of petitioning on to the ballot has ignited a fireball of criticism from her opponents — although some of her boosters have publicly congratulated her on her recent political maneuver.

Jeffco GOP revved up after county assembly

By Anthony Bowe
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

An overflowing crowd of Jefferson County Republicans struggled to find parking spots at their county assembly at the El Jebel Shrine in Denver last Saturday. Delegates arriving thirty minutes after doors opened at 7 a.m. were forced to park blocks away.

Tax day rally in Denver steeped in Tea Party discontent nationwide

By Jimy Valenti
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Jim Martinez painted a new sign just for this occasion. April 15 — Tax Day. For a movement named after a revolutionary war era tax protest, this was the Tea Party’s big day. A couple thousand gathered at Colorado’s state capitol protesting taxation and big government with speeches steeped in references to Thomas Jefferson, Paul Revere and the original Boston Tea Party. Similar rallies were held across the state and country including, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Washington D.C.

Congressional delegation pleased that Orion space vehicle spared from budget axe

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

A planned cancellation of NASA’s Constellation program, which could have cost Colorado 4,000 jobs, was at the heart of concerns expressed by Colorado legislators this week in a meeting with members of the state’s congressional delegation and a flurry of letters to the White House.

Colorado's congressional delegation touts accomplishments

By Marianne Goodland
THE COLORADO STATESMAN

Monday’s dialogue between the General Assembly members and the congressional delegation also touched on the federal deficit, banking reform and problems with federal payments regarding forest and mineral leases.