Peter Marcus

Position: Herald Denver Bureau

Colorado backs Sanders, but with sense of party loyalty

DENVER – Colorado stuck with Bernie Sanders at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday in a bittersweet moment, as Sanders acknowledged loss and signaled unity. The 78-member Colorado...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Signatures submitted to raise minimum wage in Colorado

DENVER – Proponents of an effort to gradually raise the minimum wage in Colorado submitted more than double the amount of signatures necessary to make the November ballot. Colorado Families for a...

DATE: July 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sanders supporters’ protests overshadow Democratic National Convention

Fueled by the resignation of the party’s chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and outrage that the Democratic National Committee sought to influence the primary in favor of Hillary Clinton, Bernie...

DATE: July 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study: Marijuana has less impact on tourism than thought

DENVER – Legal marijuana does not positively or negatively impact tourism in Colorado, according to state officials. The Colorado Tourism Office revisited the marijuana tourism question after a...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado delegates back Cruz over Trump

Republican delegates from Colorado in Cleveland on Tuesday widely supported former candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas over Donald Trump for president. Cruz received 31 votes at the Republican...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police shootings play into Colorado politics

DENVER – The most recent shootings of unarmed black men by police, followed by the tragic slaying of Dallas police officers, has amplified a debate between the “black lives matter” and “all lives...

DATE: July 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cigarette tax increase proposed for ballot

DENVER – Colorado voters this November could be faced with a ballot question asking them to increase the tax on cigarettes by $1.75 per pack. The Campaign for a Healthy Colorado announced its...

DATE: July 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Darryl Glenn wins Republican U.S. Senate primary

DENVER – Darryl Glenn emerged as the winner Tuesday following a divisive and chaotic five-man Republican U.S. Senate race that observers saw as uncertain to the last minute. Glenn will now turn...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scott Tipton easily survives primary challenge

DENVER – U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton survived a primary Tuesday, easily defeating a 27-year-old recent law school graduate. Tipton took 79 percent of the vote to Alex Beinstein ’s 21 percent in the 3rd...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Abortion debate turns to single-payer health care

DENVER – As abortion supporters on Monday celebrated a U.S. Supreme Court ruling protecting access, fears swirled that a state ballot effort to implement a single-payer health care system could...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP candidates differ over student testing in race for state board

DENVER – The Republican primary for State Board of Education in the 3rd Congressional District comes down to a candidate who aligns with tea party interests, and another who is fighting to keep...

DATE: June 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado U.S. Senate primary: Keyser holds fast amid controversies

DENVER – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jon Keyser understands that politics is a dog-eat-dog world. The 34-year-old former state representative from Morrison – who grew up in the Durango area,...

DATE: June 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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