Gov. John Hickenlooper

Colorado Republicans Celebrate China’s Quickie Executions

Colorado Republicans Celebrate China’s Quickie Executions
Debate over the death penalty in Colorado continues this election year, as Republican work to make Gov. John Hickenlooper's granting of a temporary reprieve to "Chuck E. Cheese Killer" Nathan Dunlap a campaign issue. A recent interview leaked by a conservative news outlet, as one example, quotes Hickenlooper as considering a full commutation of Dunlap's sentence — along with the governor's growing belief that the death penalty in Colorado (as elsewhere) is no longer a just punishment. The Republican outrage quickly worked itself into ridiculousness.
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Fracking Protesters Swarm Democratic Governors Association in Aspen

Fracking Protesters Swarm Democratic Governors Association in Aspen
More than 100 anti-fracking protesters gathered outside the Democratic Governors Association meeting held in Aspen, in an attempt to draw the attention of Governor John Hickenlooper and the other “important state leaders and presidential hopefuls” in attendance. A few who did take notice were ordinary citizens without a clue to the dangerous natural gas recovery process going on underneath their feet.
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