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Lynn Bartels

The Denver Post

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Past articles by Lynn:

Reporter Lynn Bartels says goodbye to The Spot

Denver Post reporter Lynn Bartels, who chronicled the goings on of Colorado's political types, has written her last blog for The Spot. → Read More

Ted Trimpa: How one gay activist changed Colorado and a nation

One Colorado is giving its lifetime achievement award to Ted Trimpa, whose impact on the state is felt on issues ranging from fracking to taxes to equali → Read More

DA George Brauchler's tweet leads to complaint filed by a Democrat

A Democratic strategist has asked the state agency that investigates lawyers to determine whether Republican DA George Brauchler violated professional sta → Read More

Tancredo has some tips for Donald Trump on immigtration

Donald Trump, listen up. Colorado's very own immigration firebrand, Tom Tancredo, has some advice on how to artfully talk about the subject. → Read More

Gay marriage ruling divides conservatives at Denver gathering

The legalization of gay marriage produced a stark political and generational divide at the Western Conservative Summit at the Colorado Convention Center. → Read More

Mike Huckabee: Colorado, tell us how that pot thing worked out

Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said other states should see what happens in Colorado and Washington before deciding to legalize marijuana. → Read More

Republican Darryl Glenn: I'm going to beat Michael Bennet

Darryl Glenn can't figure out why folks keep saying Republicans have no one to challenge Democrat U.S. Sen Michael Bennet because he's in the race. → Read More

Ready for 2016: GOP presidential hopefuls excite, repel at WCS

The GOP line up for president in 2016 has guests at the Western Conservative Summit excited for this year's conference. → Read More

Rep. Ken Buck objects to Ugandan speaker, skips conference

Republican Ken Buck is skipping a conference after learning the speakers included a Ugandan bishop who supported a bill to give gays the death penalty. → Read More

Tom Tancredo directive led to talk-radio hosts' departure

Tom Tancredo's call to KLZ 560 AM today led the station manager to tell its three conservative talk-radio hosts their shows were over, they claim. → Read More

AG Coffman breaks her silence as drama continues for Colorado GOP

The he said-she said drama concerning Colorado GOP chairman Steve House continues with the party's attorney going to prosecutors and the AG breaking her s → Read More

Gov. Hickenlooper to appoint Richard Gabriel to Colorado Supreme Court

Court of Appeals Judge Richard Gabriel will be appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court Tuesday after being chosen over two other potential candidates. → Read More

Ellen Roberts cites fundraising as why she won't take on Sen. Bennet

Sen. Ellen Roberts of Durango has become the latest Republican to say she's not interested in trying to unseat Democrat U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet next year → Read More

State spends $12,000 on five treadmill work stations, upsets lawmaker

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing spent grant money on treadmill work stations, mindful of a report that "sitting is the new smo → Read More

Road trip! with Colorado's Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet

U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner, a Republican, and Michael Bennet, a Democrat, toured farm counties Saturday as part of their first inaugural wheat tour. → Read More

Gardner and Bennet's Eastern Plains "wheat tour" framed as "unity tour"

The annual tour of northeastern Colorado wheat-farming communities Saturday took on a tone of cooperation as U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner → Read More

AG Cynthia Coffman won't challenge Michael Bennet

GOP Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said before this week's GOP chairman flap that she wasn't interested in running against U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet. → Read More

Sen. Cory Gardner's parents receive gift from Michael Bennet

Republican Cory Gardner's maiden speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate was framed and delivered to his parents this morning by Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat. → Read More

They made Republican Steve House an offer he could refuse

Steve House, a candidate for chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, addresses the GOP on March 14. To his right is his wife, Donna. Behind him, left to right is Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, House’s highest-ranking supporter, in her trademark blue jacket, state Sens. Vikki Marble and Kevin Lundberg, and former Sen. Ted Harvey, who is said to be part of the current controversy surrounding… → Read More

Denver Sen. Mike Johnston's letter to a black church inspires

Democrat Mike Johnston posted a letter of support on the door of a black church in Denver after the shootings in South Carolina. → Read More