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December 9, 2010

Round-Up: CO schools get grads; Salazar (D-3) talks about leaving DC

Colorado schools are getting their first report cards under new performance standards approved by lawmakers last year…and, outgoing Colorado Democrat John Salazar, who is working his last days in Washington, says he may want to return.

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November 19, 2010

Round-Up: Lawmakers learn ropes in DC, and more

Colorado’s new Republican lawmakers don’t start work until the new Congress convenes next year, but Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton have been in Washington this week learning the ropes at “freshman orientation.” And, Colorado’s five major food banks distributed more than 76 million pounds of food last year and are on pace this year to increase that by 7 to 10 percent.

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November 18, 2010

New State Lawmaker Orientation

Newly elected state lawmakers are going through freshman orientation at the state capitol this week. They’re learning everything from how to present a bill and debate on the floor, to where they can walk inside the house and senate chambers. Bente Birkeland has more from Denver.

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Filed under: Bente Birkeland,Capitol Coverage,Elections,KRCC News,Politics — andrea @ 5:44 pm

November 9, 2010

State House Race Still Undecided

As state lawmakers prepare for the upcoming legislative session, there’s one race that’s up in the air. Unaffiliated state representative Kathleen Curry is running a write in campaign, and many votes in her district still have not been counted. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Filed under: Bente Birkeland,Capitol Coverage,Elections,KRCC News — andrea @ 3:07 pm

November 5, 2010

Capitol Conversation: After the Election

New state lawmakers are going through freshman orientation, and Republicans are transitioning into their role as the majority party in a chamber for the first time in six years. Bente Birkeland analyzes the makeup of the state legislature and looks ahead to the next legislative session as part of our capitol conversation series.

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November 3, 2010

Election Results: November 2, 2010

The unofficial election results for the November 2010 election are in. Here’s a partial breakdown, beginning with federal and state offices and issues:

As of early this morning, the race for US Senate in Colorado between Democrat Michael Bennet and Republican Ken Buck is too close to call. Thousands of provisional and write-in ballots still must be counted.

In House District 3, Republican challenger Scott Tipton appears to have defeated Democratic incumbent John Salazar. In District 4, Republican Challenger Corey Gardner has defeated 1st term incumbent Democrat Betsy Markey. And in District 5, Republican Doug Lamborn has defeated Democratic challenger Kevin Bradley.

Democrat John Hickenlooper however, has defeated American Consitution Party Candidate Tom Tandredo and Republican Dan Maes to win control of the governorship.

State Amerndments 60, 61, and Proposition 101 were also predicted to fail soundly, as is Amendment 62, or the so-called Personhood Amendment.

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Filed under: Elections,KRCC News — andrea @ 12:01 am

November 2, 2010

Hickenlooper Appears to Win Governor’s Race

Colorado Democrats look to continue holding the Governor’s seat. Local media called the Governor’s race for Denver Mayor Democrat John Hickenlooper a little after 8pm. Bente Birkeland has more from the Democratic watch party in Denver.

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Filed under: Bente Birkeland,Capitol Coverage,Colorado,Elections,KRCC News — andrea @ 8:51 pm

October 29, 2010

Round-Up: AFA releases study results; NEA increases support to candidates

The Air Force Academy has reversed course and released the results of a survey on what cadets think about religious tolerance, sexual harassment and other aspects of their lives as students….Outside groups continue their assault in advance of the midterm Congressional elections.

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October 28, 2010

Round-Up: Political parties prepare for close races; Issue 300 in Colorado Springs

As the official Election Day draws near, both Democrats and Republicans are quietly making plans for possible recounts…Issue 300 in Colorado Springs questions whether voters would prefer an elected “strong” mayor instead of having a city manager.

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October 27, 2010

Voting on Medical Marijuana

There’s a pretty good chance that a local ballot in Colorado this year has a question about banning medical marijuana dispensaries on it. More than 40 cities, towns and counties are asking voters to forbid or otherwise regulate marijuana-related businesses. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney surveys the election landscape.

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Filed under: Business,Elections,Eric Whitney,Health,KRCC News — andrea @ 5:45 pm

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