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News: Governor outlines 'nonpartisan' agenda in address to lawmakers

January 14, 2011
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.
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News: Colorado's new governor

January 10, 2011
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.
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News: Albright calls Wiki Leaks 'damaging,' Iraq a 'disaster'

News: Albright calls Wiki Leaks 'damaging,' Iraq a 'disaster' December 22, 2010
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright spoke at Carbondale's Thunder River Threatre last night. Albright brought down the house proving she still isn't shy about her views on a host of foreign policy issues. KDNK's Conrad Wilson was at the event and has this report.

 

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News: State lawmakers elect new leadership

November 5, 2010
State lawmakers gathered at the capitol on Thursday to elect leaders for the next legislative session. Republican Frank McNulty of Highlands Ranch will be the new speaker of the house. He pledges to work with both parties. KDNK's Bente Birkeland has more from the capitol.
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News: Bennet beats Buck in tight race

November 4, 2010
Colorado Democratic Senator Michael Bennet has fended off a challenge from Republican Ken Buck to keep a seat that Republicans had seen as vulnerable. KUNC's Kirk Siegler reports that Buck has conceded in the race which brought him within just a percentage point of victory.
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News: Hickenlooper names transition team

November 4, 2010
Governor elect John Hickenlooper announced the leaders of his transition in team at the state capitol on Wednesday. Hickenlooper handily won the three way race to become Colorado's next Governor and pledged to cut government waste and red tape. KDNK's Bente Birkeland has more from the capitol.
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News: KDNK's Election Day Primer

November 2, 2010
It's election day across the country. Here in Colorado, all eyes are on the three-way battle for the governor's office and the close race for senate between Ken Buck and Michael Bennet. But here in the Roaring Fork Valley, there's some equally contentious races. KDNK's Mathew Katz has a primer.

Just as important as knowing the candidates, is how and where to vote. KDNK's Conrad Wilson has more.

And don't forget: KDNK's live coverage of all the election results starts at 7 p.m. tonight.

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News: Early voting lags in RFV

November 2, 2010
Some officials in the Roaring Fork Valley are concerned early voting as well as returns on mail in ballots might be down this year. So far it's a little early to tell if that's actually the case. But as KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports, counties are anxiously awaiting returns while also gearing up for what could be a busy Election Day.
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Interview: Houpt pushes experience, diversity in seeking third term for GarCo

October 27, 2010
Garfield County Commissioner Tresi Houpt, a Democrat, is seeking a third term on the county board. Houpt is running against Republican challenger Tom Jankovsky. Houpt spoke with KDNK's Conrad Wilson.
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News: Campaign Finance Reaches New Heights

October 27, 2010
An unprecedented amount of money from independent groups is flowing into congressional and statewide races this election season. In fact, Colorado's U.S. senate race has attracted the highest amount of money from outside groups compared to any other federal race in the country. KDNK's Bente Birkeland examines how the money is impacting the political process.
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