POLITICS http://kvnf.org en Hickenlooper Nixes Special Session, Oil And Gas Battle Moves To The Ballot http://kvnf.org/post/hickenlooper-nixes-special-session-oil-and-gas-battle-moves-ballot Governor John Hickenlooper has formally pulled the plug on the possibility of a special legislation session to consider stricter rules for the oil and gas industry. Hickenlooper said there weren't enough stakeholders on board for a bipartisan solution.<p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:25:28 +0000 Bente Birkeland 28950 at http://kvnf.org Hickenlooper Nixes Special Session, Oil And Gas Battle Moves To The Ballot Contraceptive Ruling Becomes Campaign Trail Flashpoint http://kvnf.org/post/contraceptive-ruling-becomes-campaign-trail-flashpoint Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Democrats in the Senate have unveiled legislation to override the recent Supreme Court decision on contraceptives.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>In that decision, the court sided with the owners of Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft stores, ruling that many businesses do not have to pay for health insurance to cover contraceptives if they object on religious grounds.<p>SCOTT HORSLEY, BYLINE: The new legislation is unlikely to pass, but the Hobby Lobby decision has become a flashpoint ahead of the midterm elections. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:53:19 +0000 Mara Liasson 28680 at http://kvnf.org Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop http://kvnf.org/post/obama-stumps-colorado-womens-vote-backdrop In Colorado, where President Obama's approval rating is low and the Senate race is tight, Democratic incumbent Mark Udall largely bowed out of the spotlight of the president's visit Wednesday.<p>But as Obama made the rounds speaking about the economy and raising money for Democratic congressional candidates, he also spoke about the women's issues that could be key to Udall's electoral success.<p>At a morning outdoor rally in Denver's Cheesman Park, Obama emphasized just how much is on the line in the midterms.<p>"So far this year, Republicans have blocked or voted down every serious idea to st Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:46:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 28570 at http://kvnf.org Obama Stumps In Colorado, With Women's Vote As Backdrop Sen. Udall Talks Climate Change, Coal, Fracking & Natural Disasters http://kvnf.org/post/sen-udall-talks-climate-change-coal-fracking-natural-disasters <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">U.S. Sen. Mark&nbsp;Udall&nbsp;(D-Colo.) was campaigning in Montrose at a voter meet-and-greet Tuesday.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 23:03:04 +0000 Laura Palmisano 28269 at http://kvnf.org Sen. Udall Talks Climate Change, Coal, Fracking & Natural Disasters Udall Campaigns On Western Slope, Talks Fracking http://kvnf.org/post/udall-campaigns-western-slope-talks-fracking <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Voters in Montrose met with U.S. Sen. Mark&nbsp;</span>Udall<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"> (</span>D-Colo<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">.) at a campaign event Tuesday.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Laura Palmisano 28223 at http://kvnf.org Udall Campaigns On Western Slope, Talks Fracking One Point Of Contention In The Colorado Gov's Race? The Economy http://kvnf.org/post/one-point-contention-colorado-govs-race-economy Colorado’s economy and job growth are already shaping up to play a central role in the November gubernatorial race. Both candidates are using their own figures to assess how the state is faring as it recovers from the recession.<p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:13:34 +0000 Bente Birkeland 28065 at http://kvnf.org One Point Of Contention In The Colorado Gov's Race? The Economy Primary Aside, Beauprez Focuses On Key Issues, Hickenlooper http://kvnf.org/post/primary-aside-beauprez-focuses-key-issues-hickenlooper Fresh off a primary victory where he bested former Congressman Tom Tancredo, Secretary of State Scott Gessler, and former state senate minority leader Mike Kopp, Bob Beauprez discussed some of the key issues in the upcoming governors campaign: from energy and the environment to guns and capital punishment.<p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:19:21 +0000 Bente Birkeland 28017 at http://kvnf.org Primary Aside, Beauprez Focuses On Key Issues, Hickenlooper Denver Won't Host 2016 GOP Convention http://kvnf.org/post/denver-wont-host-2016-gop-convention <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Colorado lost the bid to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.gop.com/">Republican National Committee</a> announced Wednesday that Denver and Kansas City lost the bid to host its 2016 convention. The committee has selected Cleveland and Dallas as host contenders.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:01:10 +0000 Laura Palmisano 27948 at http://kvnf.org Beauprez Gets GOP Nod, Will Face Hickenlooper In Governors Race http://kvnf.org/post/beauprez-gets-gop-nod-will-face-hickenlooper-governors-race The race to be Colorado’s next Governor is officially underway. Former Congressman Bob Beauprez will challenge Governor John Hickenlooper in November after winning a four way GOP primary race. Beauprez captured a four-point lead over his closest challenger, Tom Tancredo.<p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 04:24:59 +0000 Bente Birkeland 27890 at http://kvnf.org Beauprez Gets GOP Nod, Will Face Hickenlooper In Governors Race More Than Half-A-Million Coloradans Voted In Primary http://kvnf.org/post/more-half-million-coloradans-voted-primary <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tuesday was the final day to cast your ballot for Colorado’s 2014 primary election.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:01:12 +0000 Laura Palmisano 27886 at http://kvnf.org More Than Half-A-Million Coloradans Voted In Primary