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Former Vice President Al Gore attended a forum on world poverty at the Aspen Institute this week. On Thursday, he dropped by a communications and media seminar, expressing outrage at how the issue of climate change has been manipulated. KDNK's Brent Gardner-Smith has more.
With public fundraising lagging—Legislators are going to climb two fourteeners today to raise money to restore the State Capitol Dome. As KDNK's Daniel Costello reports, they say repairs can't wait for better economic times.
A budget proposal passed by House Republicans in April would drastically change the way the Medicaid is funded. The program is meant to give health care to people and families with low incomes. As KDNK’s Mathew Katz found out, recent reports show that cuts to Medicaid could also have impacts on our local economy.
This week, Governor John Hickenlooper vetoed his first bill. The measure would've required monthly premiums for certain families enrolled in a healthcare program for low income children. But Republicans are criticizing the Governor for failing to reign in the entitlement program. KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports.
The Colorado Senate President has delayed a bill that would merge two of the biggest divisions in the Department of Natural Resources, wildlife and parks. Governor John Hickenlooper came up with the idea saying the consolidation would save money and keep parks open in the face of budget cuts. Bente Birkeland has the story.
Colorado's house majority leader is being criticized from all sides for her support of a bi-partisan healthcare exchange bill. In an attempt to appease concerns from the right, Republican state representative Amy Stephens is now alienating her other allies. KDNK's Bente Birkeland has the story.
A bill working its way through the state senate would put Colorado on Daylight Savings Time year-round. But as KDNK's Mathew Katz reports, many in the ski industry are against it.
In a surprise move, Carbondale Trustee John Foulkrod recused himself from the Village at Crystal River development. That's the proposed 24 acre development on the intersection of Main Street and Highway 133 in Carbondale. But the developer asked another trustee to also remove themselves from future meetings. KDNK's Conrad Wilson was at the meeting and has this report.
Governor John Hickenlooper got a bi-partisan round of applause - and one standing ovation on Thursday when he delivered his first state of the state address to a joint session of the legislature. KDNK's Bente Birkeland was at the speech and says both Republicans and Democrats praised the new Governor for outlining the challenges ahead and setting a positive tone.
Governor- elect John Hickenlooper often refers to himself as an unlikely politician. And while the successful geologist turned brew pub owner may not have predicted a career in politics, many who've known him over the years say it's a path that seems to fit. They paint a picture of a great story teller, with a funny exterior, who is also driven and ambitious; a man who is not afraid to think big and do things his own way. KDNK's Bente Birkeland has this look at the state's new governor.