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Dominic Dezzutti’s Blog

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A Vacation Epiphany: Colorado Highways Could Be a Campaign Issue

A recent trip across the state border showed me that 2014 candidates are missing an opportunity by not talking about the sad shape of Colorado’s roads.

06/01/2014

The clinic in Fort Collins (credit: CBS)

Will The VA Controversy Swing Voters in Colorado?

As the controversy over the reported issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs continues, it is likely that the national story will play a big role in Colorado’s 2014 election.

05/22/2014

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The Politics Of Commencement Speeches

Can the debate over speakers at commencement ceremonies trigger a greater respect for free speech beyond the college campus?

05/20/2014

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How Will Endorsements Affect The GOP Race For Governor?

Former Congressman Bob Beauprez made headlines this week with some heavy hitter endorsements. Mitt Romney joined State Sen. Greg Brophy and Colorado Attorney General John Suthers in endorsing Beauprez for governor.

05/15/2014

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GOP Gubernatorial Primary Needs to Hit High Gear Soon

In about a month, Republicans throughout Colorado will begin to receive mail-in ballots for the GOP Gubernatorial Primary. The heat is on for the candidates to get the campaign rolling.

05/11/2014

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

John Hickenlooper’s Really Great Week

Between the legislature coming to a close without sending him any major controversies and new fundraising reports showing wide cash on hand margins over his opponents, Gov. John Hickenlooper is having a really great week.

05/06/2014

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Last Ditch Attempt to Avoid Fracking Fight a Futile Move

As time runs out on the 2014 legislative session, lawmakers are considering a compromise to avoid ballot issue fracking bans, but the efforts are fighting the inevitable.

05/01/2014

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Is It Time To Treat Mental Health Like A Regular Checkup?

Is the recurrence of major problems in society like school violence and homelessness motivation enough for us to look at mental health in an entirely new way?

04/27/2014

Election judge Nadine DeRudder checks voters' indentifications as they enter Pueblo County Precinct 111 at the Boone Volunteer Fire Department on Nov. 6, 2012, in Boone, Colo. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

GOP Must Mind The Gender Gap In Colorado

A recent poll shows the Colorado Republican Party must solve a serious gender problem if it wishes to win back the governor’s seat this fall.

04/24/2014

An image from 2014's 4/20 Rally in Denver's Civic Center Park (credit: CBS)

National Pot Foes Fighting an Uphill Battle

This weekend’s 4/20 rally in Denver may have national pot opponents up in arms, but those groups are facing a difficult task if they think marijuana legalization can be overturned in Colorado.

04/22/2014

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