Geologists estimate that $6 trillion worth of 15 rare earth minerals could be mined in the U.S.
WASHINGTON — Energy savers such as the Toyota Prius are favored by environmentalists hoping to save the planet, despite the fact that several of the car’s key components need certain minerals that must be extracted through mining, a process they despise. Read more »
FERRANDINO: “Partisan politics get played down here – we all know that, we all do it.”
DENVER– The state House passed the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget – known as the Long Bill – with bipartisan support Friday, 45 to 18.. Speeches – for and against the $20 billion budget – were laced with accusations and recriminations for the partisan politics played during the 12-hour debate on Thursday. Read more »
Education reform backers are questioning recent claims made by a union official
DENVER – A High School principal in the Douglas County School District has taken exception to a union official’s contention that student instruction and achievement are in decline within Douglas County schools. Read more »
Bennet has faced criticism for his reluctance to allow unscripted media interviews
WASHINGTON — On the day before the U.S. Senate recessed for two weeks, Sen. Michael Bennet emerged alone from an elevator off the Senate floor at 3:20 p.m.
Walking past a knot of reporters, the Colorado Democrat was asked his position on Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s proposal to ban semi-automatic weapons. He broke his stride for half a second and acknowledged the questioner yet his face remained expressionless and businesslike. Read more »
Months after conceding that a bevy of new rules wouldn’t have prevented the Aurora tragedy, the governor signed several controversial gun control bills into law
In the immediate aftermath of the Aurora theater massacre, Governor John Hickenlooper earned the praise of many — including us — for his cool-headed and common-sensical response to the carnage.
When he was asked to comment about whether more aggressive gun control laws might have prevented the tragedy, Hick resisted the opportunity to politicize the moment, and stated the obvious. Read more »