John Hickenlooper

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Bills Seek More Oversight On Colorado Law Enforcement

Colorado legislators passed a half-dozen bills this session to increase oversight on law enforcement in response to public outcry over allegations of police misconduct in the state and nationally.

05/15/2015

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I-25 Widening Proposal Faces Big Obstacles

A plan to expand Interstate 25 to six lanes from the Denver metro area through northern Colorado faces some big obstacles.

05/15/2015

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Colorado Takes Steps To Protect Greater Sage Grouse

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday ordered state agencies to take steps to protect the shrinking population of greater sage grouse in hopes of avoiding a listing under the federal Endangered Species Act, which would trigger tougher conservation rules.

05/15/2015

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Wildfire Season Briefing: ‘We’re Bringing New Tools To The Fight’

State and federal wildlife managers on Friday morning shared their expectations for this year’s wildfire potential.

05/15/2015

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Colorado Governor Defends Embattled Child Welfare Agency

Colorado’s governor defended the embattled Department of Human Services to state lawmakers who have complained that the agency that oversees child welfare needs a new direction.

05/15/2015

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Colorado Fire Managers To Release Outlook For Wildfire Season

State and federal fire managers are preparing to release their forecast for the 2015 wildfire season in Colorado.

05/15/2015

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Lawmakers’ Letter to Hick: An Odd Strategy to Address Human Services

Curiously, 86 Colorado lawmakers thought a letter sent to Gov. John Hickenlooper, one week after the session, was the best way to address problems within the Department of Human Services.

05/14/2015

Gov. John Hickenlooper with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg (credit: CBS)

U.S. Secretary Of Education Visits Denver School After Improved Performance

The U.S. Secretary of Education visited an elementary school in Denver after it showed significant improvement.

05/14/2015

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Colorado’s Rain Isn’t Helping Southwest Reservoirs

Colorado is slogging through a wetter than normal spring, with heavy rains restoring much-needed moisture to parched rangeland and sending some rivers over the banks.

05/14/2015

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Colorado Human Services Chief Under Fire

Nearly 90 of Colorado’s 100 lawmakers have asked Gov. John Hickenlooper to oust leaders at the state’s Department of Human Services. That’s the agency that oversees child welfare, youth prisons and mental institutions.

05/14/2015

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