Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has tossed his hat into the Democratic presidential ring. He announced his 2020 candidacy early Monday with a campaign video that hits the highlights of his career as a two-term governor and two-term Denver mayor. He addresses recession, droughts and floods, and the mass shooting in Aurora in 2012. Hickenlooper just finished his second term in the statehouse. He was a popular, pro-business governor. He left Colorado with a strong economy and his tenure was marked by an emphasis on consensus-building. It's that record that he's touting in the campaign video. "I'm running for president because we need dreamers in Washington but we also need to get things done," Hickenlooper says in the video. "I've proven again and again I can bring people together to produce the progressive change Washington has failed to deliver."As governor, Hickenlooper also signed an expansion of Medicaid in 2013. He has not expressed support … [Read more...] about John Hickenlooper, former Colorado governor, announces presidential run
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Erin Udell Fort Collins Coloradoan Published 12:46 AM EST Feb 8, 2019 He was a law student, a former social worker and suicide hotline volunteer. He had a girlfriend, political aspirations and — as the newspapers would later say — "a winning smile." And from 1974 to 1978, wherever Ted Bundy went, women disappeared. Like a phantom, he slipped through sorority rows, preyed outside of schoolyards and ski resorts, and proved that you don’t really know the person next to you. But could Bundy — and his reputation as one of the country's most depraved killers — have been stopped cold in Colorado? Two days into a week-and-a-half ski trip, Caryn Campbell left her fiance in the lobby of their Snowmass, Colorado, hotel, boarded an elevator and was last seen walking toward her second-floor room in search of a magazine. She didn't come back, and a few hours later, around 10:30 p.m., her … [Read more...] about Ted Bundy: Could his spree have ended in Colorado?
Christal Hayes USA TODAY Published 5:40 PM EST Dec 18, 2018 WASHINGTON - More than 80 ethics complaints filed about Brett Kavanaugh were dismissed Tuesday because his confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice means he's no longer under the jurisdiction of the court's disciplinary system. The 83 complaints varied but generally alleged that Kavanaugh lied during his confirmation hearings to the D.C. Circuit court in 2004 and 2006, more than a decade before he was chosen by President Donald Trump to fill a vacancy on the nation's highest court, according to a 10-page order from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Colorado. Some of the complaints also alleged Kavanaugh lied during his tumultuous confirmation hearings this summer to the Supreme Court and made "inappropriate partisan statements that demonstrate bias and a lack of judicial temperament," the judicial council of the court wrote in the order. In the end, though, the … [Read more...] about Brett Kavanaugh complaints dismissed since he’s now on Supreme Court
Richard Wolf USA TODAY Published 12:01 AM EST Dec 14, 2018 WASHINGTON – After two decades of decline, the death penalty in America has reached a holding pattern. The numbers of prisoners on death row, new death sentences and executions remained low by historical standards in 2018, according to data released Friday by the Death Penalty Information Center. At the same time, the report shows slight upticks in death sentences and executions for the second consecutive year. The leveling off indicates that the death penalty's decline may have bottomed out. That's due to the continued regular use of capital punishment in Texas, where 13 of the nation's 25 executions took place this year, as well as the rejuvenation of executions in states such as Tennessee. “The death penalty is becoming more geographically isolated," said Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center. "It will continue to decline in terms of its … [Read more...] about Death penalty on life support? Sentences, executions near record lows
THE four-year-old daughter of Christopher Watts fought back as he strangled her before shoving her lifeless body into an oil drum. A shocked courtroom was told how courageous Bella bit her own tongue as she tried to stop her killer dad from suffocating her. Her body was then scraped as he pushed it through a small hatch in the oil tank where he hid her and that of her younger sister Celeste. Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke Rourke said: "Imagine the horror in Bella's mind as her father took her last breaths away. "Bella fought back for her life." Watts's near neighbour Cheryl Hallowell, 68, has said she now hopes "he's killed in prison" in revenge for the slaughter of his wife and kids. Speaking to Radar Online, she said: "My husband, he called me and told me that he got a life sentence and said ‘thought you should know so you could be relieved. “I just wish we had the death penalty. I hope somebody kills him in prison. It’s just wasted space. "This guy … [Read more...] about Chris Watts’ sentencing reveals horrific new details over murders of wife and daughters as neighbour says he hope he gets killed in prison