Peter Marcus

Position: Herald Denver Bureau

Sanders, Clinton speak to Colorado Democrats in Denver

DENVER – Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton on Saturday night in Denver spoke directly to Colorado Democrats, hoping to recruit supporters ahead of the March 1 caucus. Their comments on Saturday...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper orders flags lowered in memory of slain deputy

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday ordered flags be lowered to half-staff in memory of a fallen Mesa County deputy sheriff. Deputy Sheriff Derek Geer, 40, was critically wounded Monday while...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposal to fund full-day kindergarten advances in state House Education Committee

DENVER – A proposal to fund full-day kindergarten remains alive in the Colorado Legislature, though it faces hard political and fiscal lessons ahead. The House Education Committee passed the...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rabies vaccine requirement for pets gains momentum in state Legislature

DENVER – Lawmakers are working to take the bite out of rabies by requiring cats and dogs statewide to receive vaccinations. The measure sailed through a legislative committee on Tuesday by a vote...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers mull helping people overcome past mistakes with the law when seeking employment

DENVER – Colorado Springs resident Heidi Sharp has beaten her addiction to methamphetamine, but she still can’t seem to escape her criminal past. Despite trading her meth habit to pursue a degree...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dylan Redwine’s mother supports bill to add crime-fighting tool

DENVER – Dylan Redwine would have turned 17 on Saturday. It’s been more than three years since the teen’s disappearance. He was on a court-ordered visit with his father, Mark Redwine, on Nov. 18,...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado Democrats push for more offices issuing immigrant driver’s licenses

DENVER – Democrats in the Colorado Legislature will again push to expand an immigrant driver’s license program after Republicans last year scaled it back. Speaking at a news conference surrounded...

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

Brittany Maynard’s widower fights for Colorado end-of-life bill

DENVER – At the end of March 2014, then-California resident Brittany Maynard was told she had about six months to live. Her journey with brain cancer had begun just two months prior, on New Year’s...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango educators make plea for kindergarten funding

DENVER – Durango school officials told state lawmakers on Monday that the state should fund full-day kindergarten, which would ease a burden on the district. For 20 years, Durango School District...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Legislature’s slow-moving traffic bill dies

DENVER – Legislation that would have required slow-moving traffic on two-lane mountain highways to pull over has crashed and died. Senate Bill 18 would have required drivers on two-lane highways –...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Growing number of female hunters spurs legislation

DENVER – Kirstie Pike has hunted since her mid-20s, aiming at such things as mule deer and alligators. Her love for hunting led her to open a Gunnison-based business that specializes in field...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pesticides use in marijuana grows addressed in Colorado Legislature

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers on Thursday began addressing a growing marijuana pesticides problem, with legislation that would identify acceptable products to use. The issue became a public concern...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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