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Rest In Peace, Peter Blake – journalist and friend

Rest In Peace, Peter Blake – journalist and friend

“He had a way of poking through the pretenses that he saw from politicians and from others, but always in a very gentlemanly and friendly way,” — John Temple, former editor of the Rocky Mountain News on the passing of reporter and columnist Peter Blake.

By Todd Shepherd · December 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Gold Dome, Media, Peter Blake, Politics
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New Senate energy panel opens the door to bipartisan ozone solutions

The new committee could tackle the Obama EPA’s ozone standard, which has attracted strong bipartisan criticism in Colorado.

By Simon Lomax · December 3, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, Politics
New study calls Colorado parole reforms into question

New study calls Colorado parole reforms into question

The authors of the study concluded that HOPE or “Sure and Swift” managements seemed “unlikely to offer better outcomes and lower costs for broad classes of moderate-to-high-risk probationers.”

By Todd Shepherd · November 21, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Criminal Justice, Gold Dome
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Free advice for Tom Steyer: Go back to California

The California billionaire and anti-fossil fuel activist is bad at politics, plain and simple.

By Simon Lomax · November 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, National, Politics
The closer: Climate crusader Al Gore makes final argument for Democrats in Colorado

The closer: Climate crusader Al Gore makes final argument for Democrats in Colorado

For the left, Al Gore is the perfect surrogate to close out this year’s election in Colorado. He’s national politics, left-wing politics and climate politics all rolled into one.

By Simon Lomax · November 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Criminal Justice, Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, National, Politics
Fundraising email from CU regent tiptoes along ethical lines

Fundraising email from CU regent tiptoes along ethical lines

“…I still need another $50,000 to run the kind of advertising program I’d like. Again this is an under-the-radar fundraising effort because we don’t want the other camp to find out that we are doing an Independent Expenditure.”

By Todd Shepherd · November 3, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Exclusives, Gold Dome, Higher Education, Legal, Open Records, Politics
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Democrats promise new climate committee to push Tom Steyer’s anti-fossil fuel agenda through Colorado legislature

The new climate committee will partner with Conservation Colorado, a group with close ties to the California billionaire environmentalist, according to a senior lawmaker.

By Simon Lomax · October 29, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, National, Politics
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Soros makes big move in Colorado as left-wing cash pummels down-ballot candidates

New York financier George Soros joins other left-wing groups and donors, including California billionaire Tom Steyer, in campaign to win down-ballot races in Colorado this year.

By Simon Lomax · October 24, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, National, Politics
Amendment 72: Colorado voters should reject massive tobacco tax increase

Amendment 72: Colorado voters should reject massive tobacco tax increase

Voting “NO” on Amendment 72 is the best way to keep Colorado’s economy growing, protect taxpayers, and respect the state constitution.

By Michi Iljazi · October 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Gold Dome, Politics, Taxes
E-mails: Six-figure job at CU law school changed to part-time for regent candidate

E-mails: Six-figure job at CU law school changed to part-time for regent candidate

“Will work 3/4 time so have time to campaign,” Madden wrote in an e-mail after accepting the $110,000 per year position. “Dream job for me!!”

By Simon Lomax · October 14, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Elections, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, Higher Education, Politics