John Hickenlooper


Tue November 5, 2013
Election Day

‘Squeaky Wheel’ Politics In Colorado Secession Vote

Question 1A, asking about pursuing a new 51st State, as it appears on the Weld sample ballot.
Weld County

No matter the outcome of Tuesday’s secession vote, the 11 northern Colorado counties that want to form their own state may have already scored a measure of success, thanks to what might be called the “squeaky wheel” principle of politics.

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Thu October 31, 2013
Colorado Floods

Colorado’s Chief Recovery Officer Determined To Rebuild Bigger And Better Post-Flood

Flooding in Estes Park.
Kevin Beaty Flickr - Creative Commons

The task of rebuilding following September’s historic flooding will take years to complete and one man - Jerre Stead, Colorado’s Chief Recovery Officer -  is overseeing the effort.

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Tue October 29, 2013
It's All Politics

Bloomberg's New Colorado Play: $1 Million For Tax Measure

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a press conference in London in September.
Matt Dunham AP

Michael Bloomberg's time as New York City mayor may be coming to an end, but there's no evidence he's ready to leave the political arena.

Less than two months after playing a starring role in two recall elections in Colorado, Bloomberg has again turned his eye to that state and contributed $1 million to the campaign backing a ballot measure that would increase income taxes to provide funds for a new public school financing system.

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Fri October 25, 2013

William Hood Will Be Colorado’s Next Supreme Court Justice

William Hood and his wife look on as Gov. Hickenlooper announces his appointment, Oct. 25.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Governor John Hickenlooper announced the appointment of William Hood to the bench Friday afternoon. Hood is filling the place of retiring chief justice John Bender.

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Tue October 15, 2013