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Perlmutter stops short of announcing run for governor in nostalgia-tinged speech to Democrats

"I am seriously looking at running for governor," U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter says at the 7th Congressional District Democratic reorganization meeting Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Pipefitters Local Union No. 208 hall in Denver. "But there are a number of hurdles and i’s to be dotted and t’s to be crossed." (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Even though supporters chanted, “Run, Ed, run!” as he took the stage Saturday at a union hall in north Denver, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter stopped short of stepping into next year’s Colorado gubernatorial race, instead telling the assembled Democrats he’s “seriously looking” at running but has some details to work out before declaring his candidacy.

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Cary Kennedy says she’s ’considering’ run for governor as Dems salute Salazar

Gubernatorial candidate former state Sen. Mike Johnston, D-Denver, and potential gubernatorial candidate former State Treasurer Cary Kennedy (Photos by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

Democrat Cary Kennedy said Thursday she’s “seriously considering” a run for governor next year and plans to announce her decision by next month, while the two declared Democratic candidates joined her in heaping praise on former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar after his announcement Wednesday night that he would be sitting out what could be a […]

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Linda Newell’s ‘Last Bill’ documentary depicts what government looks like from the inside

The production team behind the documentary "The Last Bill, a Senator's Story" — editor Matt Baxter, director Aaron Koehler, former state Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, the film's producer, and her daughter, Brittany Newell, the film's associate producer — test out the red carpet as the audience begins to arrive at the film's premiere on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Littleton. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
There were lights, more than a few cameras and plenty of action at the premiere of former state Sen. Linda Newell’s documentary film on Saturday afternoon at a Littleton theater. There was also a massive, forbidding doorway to Skull Island lit by flickering tiki lights, and lots of little girls scampering around the lobby dressed […]

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Firefighters work plumes and politicians to battle Colorado wildfires

Sunshine Canyon Fire, Boulder, Colo., March 19, 2017. (Seth Frankel via AP)

Firefighters, with the aid of some non-windy weather, managed by Monday afternoon to almost fully contain the Sunshine Canyon Fire that blazed through forest just west of Boulder on Sunday. On Monday night, it was still smoldering above the city. When the fire ignited and spread, the city was experiencing a record-setting 78 degree day […]

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Lawmakers say they’ll produce safety data Hickenlooper wants on bar closing times

Lawmakers say they’ll produce safety data Hickenlooper demands on bar closing times

Gov. John Hickenlooper says he wants “conclusive” evidence that extending bar hours won’t endanger the public and on Wednesday told lawmakers either to produce it or scrap a bill to let local governments set later closing times and instead create a study, The Colorado Statesman has learned, but the bill’s sponsors say they’ll be happy […]

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House committee advances lump-sum payments bill for the wrongly convicted

Rep. Dan Pabon and Robert Dewey at the Capitol, March 14, 2017. (John Tomasic/The Colorado Independent)

Members of the House judiciary committee Tuesday voted unanimously in support of a bill that would see state compensation paid in a lump sum to wrongly convicted Coloradans, a change supporters argue helps newly freed prisoners without bank accounts and financial credit adjust to life beyond prison walls. Robert Dewey testified in favor of Senate […]

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