Peter Marcus

Position: Journal Denver Bureau

Hickenlooper threatens executive order on clean air

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday said the state can do more to push for clean air, doubling down on a draft executive order that would order cuts in carbon pollution. The proposed order...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Push underway to remove ‘slavery’ from state law

DENVER – A campaign kicked off Tuesday to eliminate language in the state constitution that allows for slavery in some cases. The Legislature in May unanimously referred the issue to voters, and it...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP jumps at chance to paint Colorado Democrats as divided

DENVER – Republicans and their allies have seized on Democratic infighting over single-payer health reform to suggest that the party is “in tatters.” Responses flooded in as ProgressNow Colorado ...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado is rated one of ‘freest’ states

DENVER – Colorado remains one of the nation’s “freest states,” according to the libertarian Cato Institute. The Washington, D.C.-based think tank released its “Freedom in the 50 States” rankings...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Medical marijuana doctors did not violate state law or rule

DENVER – State attorneys on Thursday agreed that a Durango doctor and three other physicians did not violate any law or rule, despite having their licenses suspended for allegedly abusing the...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado at center of presidential campaign

COMMERCE CITY – If Colorado isn’t a battleground state anymore, the campaigns for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump must not have received the memo. Both camps made stops in Colorado on Wednesday,...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers discuss cracking down on illegal marijuana

DENVER – State lawmakers are discussing cracking down on unregulated and illegal marijuana grows.The issue came up Wednesday during the first meeting of the Cost-benefit Analysis of Legalized...

DATE: July 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado stands at a crossroads for natural resources

DENVER – Colorado stands at a pivotal time for policies related to natural resources. Newly appointed Department of Natural Resources director Bob Randall is taking the helm at a time when...

DATE: July 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Hickenlooper set to speak at Democratic National Convention

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado House Majority Leader Crisanta Duran are scheduled to speak next week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Committee officials...

DATE: July 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proponents end effort to retain excess state revenue

DENVER – Proponents ended a ballot drive that would have allowed the state to keep excess revenue to spend on critical state services, such as schools and transportation. The Colorado Priorities...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado might face a crowded ballot in November

DENVER – It’s petition-gathering season, when proponents and the firms they hire to collect signatures gather outside grocery stores, churches and on pedestrian malls, asking Colorado voters to...

DATE: July 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

In Hickenlooper’s memoir: Heartache, nude selfies, business chops

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper is a nerd. To the Colorado political world, that statement comes as no surprise. Part of his appeal in his 13 years in office – beginning with eight years as the...

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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