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.




Thu August 9, 2012

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.

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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Fri August 3, 2012

Mitt Romney Talks Middle Class in Colorado

Screencap from Mitt Romney’s campaign speech in Golden, Colorado on August 2nd.

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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Wed July 25, 2012

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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Mon July 23, 2012


Fri July 20, 2012

Oil and Gas Drilling: How Close is Too Close?


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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