Statetap: Colorado GOP shares the table with ousted Log Cabin Republicans

Sharing Space

The Colorado GOP is making room at its table at the Western Conservative Summit for the Log Cabin Republicans after conference organizers disinvited the gay organization because of its marriage stance. Via The Gazette.

Not Newsworthy?

John Andrews, President of Colorado Christian University’s Centennial Institute, wrote a blog responding to the Western Conservative Summit’s ouster of the Log Cabin Republicans. “When we politely declined such organizational recognition and affirmed they are welcome to attend as individuals, they chose to make a news story of it. Let them try. We don’t believe a private religious organization standing by its core beliefs is news at all.“

School’s Out

Six students at Fairview High in Boulder threw molotov cocktails through the windows of the deserted building at 4 a.m. the day classes were set to resume after spring break. They were hoping to set a room ablaze and extend their vacation. It didn’t work. Via The Daily Camera.

TABOR Turmoil

With three weeks left in the lege, Governor Hickenlooper is trying to get lawmakers to push through a TABOR fix. But is it too late? asks The Daily Sentinel. Rep. Dickey Lee Hullinghorst’s response to reporter Charles Ashby: “I hope we can sit down with the governor to have some good discussions, but whether we have time to do it in this session I think remains to be seen. We don’t have very much time left, and we’ve got a lot of work to do.”

Double Trouble

The CBI has opened an investigation into De Beque’s recently fired town marshal. Why? They won’t say. Via The Daily Sentinel.

Welcome Home

Denver Auditor Dennis Gallagher slammed Denver’s Road Home for failing to track the numbers that would show whether or not the city’s 10-year plan to end homelessness is working. Via The Denver Post.

State Rights

Hickenlooper is prepping for a fight with the feds to control land they want to claim. Why do they want it? To protect the sage grouse from drilling, reports The Denver Post.

Fight On

Ever wonder what it looks like when over 1,000 workers gather to raise the minimum wage? Westword put together a photo roundup from Wednesday’s Fight for Fifteen rally.

Urine Nation

“Urine some trouble now,” puns Rick Carroll of The Aspen Times in his lede to his article: “Man admits to urinating on Aspen Police Car.” Need we say more?

 

Photo Credit: Alan English CPA, Creative Commons, Flickr

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