POLITICS

POLITICS
1:14 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Presidential Ground Game Heats Up

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Both presidential campaigns are working overtime in the home stretch to try to mobilize their bases and get voters to the polls. In Colorado, where the race is seen as a tossup, the ground game will be especially important. Bente Birkeland talked with grassroots volunteers from both campaigns out on the front lines.

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THE MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun November 4, 2012

The Mystic's Almanac - Votes for Humans

Although I have no illusions about a candidate revolutionizing my world, I still will be exercising the privilege of voting.

By Dr. Judith Boice

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ELECTION 2012
10:12 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Gas company funds Super PAC to support Tipton

A new report shows tens of thousands of dollars in super PAC money going to the re-election campaign of Republican Congressman Scott Tipton. One of those PACs, the report says, has a single source of funding, a drilling company with controversial leases in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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POLITICS
2:17 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Political Perspective: Registered Independent

Registered Independent,  Rand Kokernot,  shares his views on the election, the candidates and being an independent voter.   

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POLITICS
1:51 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Political Perspective: Western Slope Constitutional Patriots

The Western Slope Constitutional Patriots meet up once a month in Delta county at various locations.  The groups aligns themselves with the tea party movement and met with KVNF's Ali Lightfoot last April to talk discuss candidates, politics, ideas and the constitution. 
 

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POLITICS
1:25 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Political Perspective: Kathleen Curry

Former state Rep. Kathleen Curry of Gunnison, is running as an independent on the ballot for House District 61 this year.  The newly drawn House District 61 includes Summit, Lake,  Pitkin, Gunnison and Delta counties.  In this interview, Kathleen Curry talks about running as an unaffiliated candidate and the growing independent movement in the U.S.

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Breaking
4:22 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Vox Pop: Amendment 64

People on the streets of  Hotchkiss and Paonia weigh in on amendment 64 - a controversial measure on the ballot in Colorado.   Amendment 64 proposes to amend the Colorado Constitution to regulate marijuana like alcohol in the state.  It would allow those over the age of 21 to grow, process, and transport up to 6 marijuana plants with certain restrictions. It would allow the state to enact an excise tax on marijuana sales to be credited to an account for construction of public schools. And finally, it would require the state legislature to enact legislation concerning the growth, processing and sale of industrial hemp.

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Election 2012
1:34 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Pace, Tipton, Casida DEBATE

In this debate, we hear from three candidates for Colorado's Third Congressional District: Republican incumbent Scott Tipton, Democratic challenger Sal Pace, and Independent challenger Tisha Casida.


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ELECTION 2012
10:57 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Bringin' It Home: Ballot Issues

Exploring Election 2012 from the State Capitol to the County Seats: what’s on your ballot this time around?

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ELECTION 2012
10:18 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Voting Underway in Delta County

Mail ballots went out a week ago, and the Delta County Courthouse is a-bustle with early voters, heading into election day on November 6th. KVNF’s Marty Durlin has more.

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ELECTION 2012
9:36 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Paul Ryan Campaigns Across Western Slope

Joe Hanel/Durango Herald

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke at events across Colorado’s third Congressional District yesterday [Monday].  He campaigned near Pueblo, Durango, and Grand Junction. Reporter Elise Thatcher was at the Durango stop and filed this story.

More than fourteen hundred people gathered in a gymnasium at Fort Lewis College. And they cheered loudly when Ryan argued for cutting the federal deficit, boosting energy development and supporting small businesses. The candidate also talked about his own connection with Colorado.

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ELECTION 2012
2:43 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Interview with Congressional Candidate Sal Pace

Sal Pace is running for a seat in Congress in Colorado's Third Congressional District. He's currently a Democratic representative in the Colorado State House, based in Pueblo. KVNF's Ariana Brocious sat down with Pace on a recent tour through the district, to talk about his campaign platform and key issues.

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Election 2012
2:43 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Interview with Congressional Candidate Sal Pace

Sal Pace is running for a seat in Congress in Colorado's Third Congressional District. He's currently a Democratic representative in the Colorado State House, based in Pueblo. KVNF's Ariana Brocious sat down with Pace on a recent tour through the district, to talk about his campaign platform and key issues.


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Election 2012
8:08 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Interview with State Representative Millie Hamner

State Representative Millie Hamner recently toured through the eastern part of Delta County. Hamner, who represents district 56, is now running for district 61.

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POLITICS
4:15 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Political Perspective: Republican

Crawford resident and republican party member, Bob Koehler, speaks with Ali Lightfoot about the upcoming election.

POLITICS
3:17 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Political Perspective: Democrats

The Delta County Democrats share their views on Obama, and being a minority in Western Colorado.

POLITICS
2:53 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Political Perspective: Green Party

San Miguel county commissioner and green party member,  Art Goodtimes, shares his poltical views.

POLITICS
1:57 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Political Perspective: Libertarian

Ron Bain,  editor and publisher of the libertarian newspaper, The Western Slope Watchdog,  shares his views on politics.

Election 2012
10:53 am
Tue October 16, 2012

House District 59 DEBATE

Listen to the debate between Republican Incumbent J Paul Brown and Democratic challenger Mike McLachlan, candidates for State House District 59, which comprises Ouray, Hinsdale, San Juan, La Plata and parts of Archuleta and Gunnison counties. Ray Beck moderated the debate. Each candidate was given three minutes for opening remarks, and Rep. J Paul Brown was first.

  

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Capitol Coverage
9:58 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Colorado TV Viewers Tire Of New Mexico Political Ads

It’s election season, and for anyone who turns on the television that means being bombarded with political ads and information. Now imagine those ads coming from candidates you can’t even vote for. That’s the case for some people in southwest Colorado who can only get New Mexico television. As Bente Birkeland reports, the lack of Colorado TV has been a major complaint in the region for decades, but especially flares up this time of year.

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