Peter Marcus

Position: Journal Denver Bureau

Teacher shortage crisis highlighted in Colorado

DENVER – Education leaders met in Denver last week Tuesday to highlight a growing crisis around teacher shortages, especially in rural Colorado. In 2014, only 1,000 teachers graduated from Colorado...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hillary Clinton fades among Colorado voters

DENVER – Republicans are gaining on expected Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton in Colorado, according to an early poll released Thursday. Quinnipiac University found that the...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Michael Bennet defeats Glenn in U.S. Senate race

DENVER – A relatively dull U.S. Senate race in Colorado ended Tuesday night as predicted, with Democrat Michael Bennet holding onto his seat against Republican challenger Darryl Glenn. Bennet...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brown concedes state house seat to McLachlan

DENVER – One of the most targeted House races in the state lived up to expectations Tuesday night, with the contest between Republican incumbent J. Paul Brown and Democratic challenger Barbara...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballot issues: Minimum wage, aid-in-dying win

DENVER – Colorado voters Tuesday night backed establishing a presidential primary and making it more difficult to amend the state constitution, as part of nine wide-ranging issues that were on the...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton holds off Schwartz challenge in 3rd District

DENVER – Republican incumbent Scott Tipton of Cortez was re-elected Tuesday night to the 3rd Congressional District, over a spirited challenge by Democrat Gail Schwartz. What was supposed to be a...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Governor’s office unveils $28.5 billion budget request

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday proposed reductions to key government services as part of his $28.5 billion budget request to lawmakers. The governor’s office also proposed new programs...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clinton emails a chance for GOP to turn the tables

DENVER – Republican candidates – exhausted from repeatedly being asked to answer for controversies stemming from Donald Trump – have seized upon a chance to turn the tables. Renewed FBI scrutiny...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Election officials discount idea of ‘rigged’ election

DENVER – A lengthy list of safeguards is in place to protect against ballot fraud in Colorado, despite claims by Republican Donald Trump that the election is easily rigged. La Plata County Clerk...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton, Schwartz race intensifies as battle wages on

DENVER – In the Republican-leaning 3rd Congressional District – where the number of Democrats voting early is trailing Republicans by less than previous years – incumbent Republican Scott Tipton ...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet pledges to chip at D.C. dysfunction if re-elected

DENVER – Democrat Michael Bennet is hoping for another six years in the U.S. Senate to continue to chip away at the “dysfunction” in Washington, D.C. It might seem odd for a member of Congress to...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prop 106 decides aid-in-dying medication in Colorado

DENVER – Voters are being asked to approve so-called “aid-in-dying” medication. The statutory Proposition 106 asks, “Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes to permit any mentally...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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