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  • PATIENTLY WAITING — The new overdue, over-budget, over-the-top VA center in Aurora is about to open
    Posted in In the News on July 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    More than eight years after breaking ground and going well over budget by $1 billion, a sea of controversy is parting and revealing a new VA hospital in Aurora. Don’t expect the controversy to end with the construction, local veterans and congressional officials say. Bernie Rogoff has been visiting the soon-to-open Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center hospital in Aurora every few weeks for meetings. He’s sat through myriad meetings as he’s helped steer the project since the early planning s... Read more

  • Among Coloradans In Congress, No Defense Of Trump’s Words At Summit With Putin
    Posted in In the News on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    President Donald Trump stood at a podium beside Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki Monday and was asked by a reporter whether he believed Putin, or the conclusions of U.S. intelligence experts, on whether the Russians had interfered in the 2016 general election — which he won. “In so many words, Trump gave the answer: Putin,” summarized NPR’s Ron Elving. “My people came to me. Dan Coats came to me, and some others,” Trump said in part, referencing his national security director. “They ... Read more

  • Longtime community leader “Len” Perlmutter dies
    Posted in In the News on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Leonard Perlmutter, a successful businessman, one-time state economic-development chief, longtime ambassador for National Jewish Health and father of rep. Ed Perlmutter, passed away on July 8. “He was an innovator, business man, educator, civic leader, dog lover, Broncos fan, Democrat from the top of his head to the tips of toes, and a wonderful father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather,” Ed Perlmutter, a six-term Democrat representing Colorado’s 7th congressional district, said in a pu... Read more

  • Jack-of-all-trades Leonard Perlmutter contributed to many of Colorado's most important projects
    Posted in In the News on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    When Colorado lost Leonard Perlmutter on July 8, it lost someone who had been one of the most versatile jack-of-all-trades in the recent history of the state’s business community. Perlmutter had operated his own construction companies, served as former Gov. Roy Romer’s first executive director of the Colorado Office of EconomicDevelopment and International Trade and helmed National Jewish Health as president and CEO. He also was the father to U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter when he died at the age of 9... Read more

  • Colorado lawmakers react to President Trump’s press conference with Putin
    Posted in In the News on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    DENVER — Colorado lawmakers, including some Republicans, are criticizing President Donald Trump’s performance at a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. During Monday’s meeting, Trump refused to condemn Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and said that he sees no reason why Russia would interfere in the U.S. election. Cory Gardner (R) “Whether it be chemical attacks on our allied soil, the invasion of Ukraine, propping up the murderer Assad in Syria, or meddling in o... Read more

  • Colorado Congressional delegation responds to Trump-Putin press conference
    Posted in In the News on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Colorado's Congressional delegation is reacting to a joint-press conference held Monday between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Senator Cory Gardner and Rep. Mike Coffman join the chorus of Republicans who want to keep an arm's-length between the U.S. and Russia. Here are their official statements: Sen. Cory Gardner (R): “Whether it be chemical attacks on our allied soil, the invasion of Ukraine, propping up the murderer Assad in Syria, or meddling in our elections ... Read more

  • Colorado’s members of Congress criticize Trump for statements on Russia and 2016 election during press conference with Putin
    Posted in In the News on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Colorado’s members of Congress on Monday heaped bipartisan scorn on President Donald Trump’s statements during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin that challenged U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Both U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, and Cory Gardner, a Republican, quickly released statements of condemnation. “By taking Putin at his word — when it directly contradicts the U.S. intelligence community’... Read more

  • The President’s Mission to Mars Is a Real Long Shot
    Posted in In the News on July 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace

    For a man known for grandiose ambitions, perhaps President Donald Trump’s most lofty is his pledge, formalized in a December order, to land a human being on the surface of Mars. It would be easy to doubt Trump’s seriousness, given that he’s equally known for inconsistent follow-through. But Trump has raised the idea repeatedly since that order, most recently last month before the National Space Council, the advisory group Trump revived last year and tasked Vice President Mike Pence with running.... Read more

  • Leonard Perlmutter, father of Rep. Ed Perlmutter, dies at 92
    Posted in In the News on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Leonard Michael Perlmutter, father of Rep. Ed Perlmutter and head of the Office of Economic Development under Roy Romer, died July 8. He was 92. “I lost my best friend and Colorado lost a truly great citizen,” Ed Perlmutter, a six-term Democratic representative in Congress from the state’s suburban 7th district, said in a statement. “Laz was an inventor and an innovator. He had a great sense of humor and a twinkle in his eye for just about everyone. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfathe... Read more

  • Father of U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter passes away
    Posted in In the News on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    The father of U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter of Arvada died Sunday, the congressman said on Twitter Monday. Leonard Michael Perlmutter was known as “Len” or “Laz,” his son said, and was “a great man and a great Coloradan.” He was 92. “The breadth and the impact of his accomplishments and endeavors is immeasurable,” Ed Perlmutter said in s statement. “There was no job and no person too big or too small for him. He was an innovator, businessman, educator, civic leader, dog lover, Democrat from the top of... Read more

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