May 10, 2012 |
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper plans to call a special session of the Legislature as soon as Friday to resolve a debate over civil unions that ended without a vote when the regular legislative session came to a close earlier this week. Colorado voters banned gay marriage in 2006. But gay-rights advocates say the civil-unions legislation, which Hickenlooper, a Democrat, has said he will sign and which has already passed the Colorado Senate, has enough support to pass the House.
December 11, 2012 |
Now pot-smokers can light up in Colorado too. A proclamation from Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday made Colorado the second state -- after Washington on Thursday -- to legalize possession, home growth and personal use of marijuana. Hickenlooper certified a November voter referendum that enshrined marijuana in the state constitution. It passed with 55% of the vote. The governor -- who opposed Amendment 64 along with Colorado's attorney general and Denver's mayor -- had earlier cautioned smokers not to "break out the Cheetos or Goldfish too quickly.
October 3, 2012 |
DENVER -- Need more hype? Still convinced tonight's first presidential debate won't matter? A newly released survey of undecided voters in four Western states -- two of them battlegrounds -- suggests the import the University of Denver matchup has for those still persuadables. More than seven in 10 respondents in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico said they would tune in for the 90-minute session, belying the image of undecideds as inattentive or turned off by politics. Fully 76% of those surveyed said they would definitely vote Nov. 6 and more than four in 10 said the debates would have the single greatest influence on their decision.
July 27, 2012 |
AURORA, Colo. - Theater shooting victims and their loved ones marched through the rituals of mourning and recovery here Thursday, with funerals for two of the 12 dead, a vigil, and fundraising to help pay for medical care and burials. The Aurora Victim Relief Fund, set up by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Denver-based Community First Foundation, has received more than $2 million in donations since a gunman sprayed a crowded movie theater with bullets last week. At least five of the 58 injured remain in critical condition.
July 21, 2012 |
The day after a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater killed 12 and injured 58 others, the investigation continues Saturday as authorities try to enter the suspect's booby-trapped apartment and family members receive word of their relatives' fates. Aurora, Colo., has been reeling in the aftermath of the shooting at the midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises,” in which police say 24-year-old James E. Holmes opened fire in the crowded multiplex theater, dressed in black and wearing bullet-resistant gear.
March 25, 2013 |
Tom Clements was memorialized as a man of vision as top state officials, family members and friends said farewell on Monday to the Colorado prisons chief slain last week. “He was a great man, a great leader, a voice of reason and wisdom,” said Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who hired Clements. “Without question, he was one of the finest people I have ever worked with. “His energy was tireless. He was always, always moving forward,” the governor told mourners inside a packed New Life Church in Colorado Springs.