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  • 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

  • Jeffco Platoon reunites, 50 years later
    Posted in In the News on July 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans and the New VA Medical Center

    It might have come nearly 50 years late, but about 25 surviving members of the Jefferson County Platoon finally received the welcome home they missed at the Lakewood Civic Center on June 30. “Vets from almost all other American wars received a welcome home when they returned, but Vietnam veterans didn’t,” said Joe Sleevi, a member of the platoon who planned the 50th anniversary reunion with Don Emmot, another platoon member. “For me, this event is almost a prayer for those who died in Vietnam an... Read more

  • Colorado’s Perspective on the Cannabis Conundrum
    Posted in In the News on June 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy

    Coloradans are pioneers, risk-takers and entrepreneurs who don’t hesitate to step out as frontrunners. That can-do spirit was exemplified in 2012, when the state was among the first to legalize recreational marijuana. While legalization has brought a windfall of cash to state coffers ($247 million in taxes and fee revenue last year), it also has ushered in expanded government expenditures (from law enforcement to health care) and a host of other new challenges, not the smallest of which is a con... Read more

  • Colorado politicians react to family separations at border
    Posted in In the News on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Images of children in large cages created by chain-link metal fencing and a former Walmart-turned-migrant shelter near the U.S. border with Mexico have turned attention to the Trump administration's “zero-tolerance” policy toward illegal entry into the country in recent weeks. But the administration reversed course — to an extent — with a June 20 executive order that aims to detain and hold migrant families together, instead of separating children from their families during the process. In the d... Read more

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