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Cynthia Coffman, attorneys general ask Congress to preserve federal legal aid funding

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman talks about her accomplishments during an interview on Feb. 24, 2017, at her office in Denver. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, a Republican, and her Democratic counterpart in Massachusetts this week organized 30 of their fellow attorneys general urging Congress to reject a Trump administration budget proposal that would eliminate federal spending on civil legal services for rural and low-income Americans.

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Colorado labor leader rips overtime bill, while Tipton praises more worker flexibility

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A House bill that would allow employers to compensate workers with paid time off instead of wages for overtime is fielding conflicting opinions from Colorado lawmakers and labor leaders. On a party line vote earlier this month, the House passed the legislation, H.R. 1180, that would alter language in the Fair Labor Standards Act, allowing […]

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John Hickenlooper proclaims official John Elway Day in Colorado to honor Broncos legend

Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, declares May 24, 2017, a day honoring John Elway, right, in Colorado at the Mizel Foundation's annual dinner held the same day at the Wings Over the Rockies museum in Denver. (Photos by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday declared May 24, 2017, John Elway Day in Colorado, but the Denver Broncos general manager and former quarterback didn’t know he had a holiday until late in the evening after he’d finished eating dinner along with 2,000 business, political and civic leaders at the Mizel Institute’s annual dinner in Denver.

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Getting to yes, just saying no: Lawmakers Everett, Hansen and Kennedy talk session votes

State Rep. Chris Kennedy, D-Lakewood, left, presses the 'yes' button at his desk in House chambers on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the state Capitol in Denver. Kennedy and fellow first-year state Rep. Chris Hansen, D-Denver, were the only lawmakers to have voted 'yes' on third reading for every bill in the just-completed 2017 regular session of the General Assembly. State Rep. Justin Everett, R-Littleton, right, presses the 'no' button at his desk in House chambers on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Everett was the only lawmaker to have voted 'no' on third reading more times than he voted 'yes' (Photos by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

By one measure, state Rep. Justin Everett, a House Republican serving his third term in the Colorado General Assembly, and state Reps. Chris Hansen and Chris Kennedy, a pair of Democrats in their first terms, stand as far apart as any lawmakers at the Capitol, based on the votes they cast in the just-completed 2017 […]

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DIA evolving its marketing strategy with new ad firm

Denver International Airport is not collecting airline-related revenue in a timely manner, paperwork is lacking and policies and procedures need to be updated, a report from Denver City Auditor Timothy O'Brien found. (Photo courtesy Denver International Airport)
Denver International Airport is onboarding a new advertising firm in what it has coined as the next step in the evolution of its advertising and marketing approach. The idea behind the maturing effort is to tackle advertising for the entire airport under an umbrella approach, coupling all services offered into one marketing campaign, said Stacey […]

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DU, Colorado light rail stations seen as mobility hubs

A City and County of Denver multi-station plan and mobility study is focused on enhancing the University of Denver and Colorado light rail stations as mobility hubs. (Courtesy City and County of Denver)
After nearly a decade, Denver Regional Transportation District’s University of Denver and Colorado light rail stations need to become more visible gateways to surrounding communities, rather than the “back doors” they now represent to their neighborhoods, according to a study of the two stations and their mobility possibilities. “It is time these stations transition from […]

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