John Hickenlooper


Wed March 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Hickenlooper Signs 'Landmark' Restriction On Guns Into Law

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Denver on Wednesday.
Ed Andrieski AP

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a bill that bans high-capacity magazines and calls for background checks on private and online sales of guns.

Hickenlooper signed the bill exactly eight months after a gunman opened fire in a suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 and injuring another 70.

The Denver Post reports:

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Wed March 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Colo. Department Of Corrections Chief Shot And Killed At His Home

Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 10:08 am

This undated image provided by the Colorado Department of Corrections shows its director Tom Clements.
Uncredited AP

The head of Colorado's Department of Corrections was shot and killed after answering the front door of his home.

Gov. John Hickenlooper made the announcement in an email sent to corrections employees.

"I can hardly believe it, let alone write words to describe it," Hickenlooper wrote.

The AP reports:

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Mon March 18, 2013


Mon March 11, 2013

Colorado Paying Millions For Unneeded Private Prisons

The private prison company Corrections Corp. of America shuttered the Huerfano County Correctional Facility in 2010. The prison, in Walsenburg in southeastern Colorado, was the town's second largest employer
The Pueblo Chieftain/reprinted with permission

Colorado’s governor and legislature quietly agreed last year to pay millions to a private prison company for cells the state would not need.

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Wed March 6, 2013

COGA Says Legal Action Against Fort Collins Fracking Ban ‘Likely’

A small demonstration took place Tuesday night outside the Fort Collins City Council chambers. Council members voted 5-2 to ban the practice of fracking.
Grace Hood