Bente Birkeland

State Capitol Reporter

Bente Birkeland has been reporting on state legislative issues for KUNC and Rocky Mountain Community Radio since 2006. Originally, from Minnesota, Bente likes to hike and ski in her spare time. She keeps track of state politics throughout the year but is especially busy during the annual legislative session from January through early May.

 

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8:27am

Thu August 9, 2012
Politics

The President And Women’s Health [VIDEO Of Full Remarks]

Screencap from the President's campaign speech at the Auraria campus in Denver from August 8th.
youtube.com

President Barack Obama kicked off a four stop tour of Colorado yesterday at the Auraria campus in downtown Denver. During a roughly 20 minute speech the president focused more on women’s health issues than the economy.

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11:53am

Fri August 3, 2012
Politics

Mitt Romney Talks Middle Class in Colorado

Screencap from Mitt Romney’s campaign speech in Golden, Colorado on August 2nd.
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Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney answered critics on Thursday outlining his plan for a stronger middle class. President Obama has been attacking Romney for failing to offer a concrete plan to help middle class America.

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2:57pm

Wed July 25, 2012
Politics

Governor’s TBD Initiative Enters Next Phase

Members of Governor John Hickenlooper’s TBD initiative to tackle the state’s biggest policy challenges are now looking ahead to the next steps in the process. Advisers met with the Governor this week to analyze the initial data and offer their feedback.

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4:44pm

Mon July 23, 2012

5:00am

Fri July 20, 2012
Environment

Oil and Gas Drilling: How Close is Too Close?

KUNC

Oil and gas regulators in Colorado are considering whether to increase the setbacks buffering drilling rigs from schools and homes. A loose group of stakeholders has been meeting over the past few months to hammer out the issue. A recommendation is scheduled this fall.

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