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Categories: Elections, Politics, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on Local voters weigh in on Obama victory

The 2008 presidential election in Savannah By Leigh E. Rich If the local election-watching parties were any indication, the 2008 U.S. presidential election held few surprises for Savannahians. Civility dominated the low-key atmosphere at The Mulberry Inn on Bay Street, where Chatham County Republicans waited for results. A small but hopeful crowd gathered in the […]

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Georgia’s delegates embrace Obama’s message at the 2008 DNC By Leigh E. Rich This November change is the only option, say the Georgia Democrats, who promise they can’t—and won’t—finish what they believe the Republicans started. Themes of change, hope, unity and public service dominated the 2008 Democratic National Convention last week, as Illinois Sen. Barack […]

Categories: Elections, Politics, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on Hope, history and hype

Democrats celebrate a series of ‘firsts’ at a landmark convention By Leigh E. Rich The Democrats touted their 2008 gathering in Denver as “a convention of firsts,” with its live high-definition streaming, its Spanish language simulcast and its “Delegate Service Day,” according to their Web site, www.demconvention.com. Michelle Obama, and many of the other speakers […]

Categories: Elections, Health, Politics, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on Critical care

Health roundtable kicks off the Denver DNC By Leigh E. Rich Four hours before DNC Chairman Howard Deans banged the gavel and began the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, physicians, public health specialists, medical researchers and CEOs gathered at Boettcher Concert Hall for a Rocky Mountain Roundtable on “Health, Wellness and Prevention,” moderated by […]

Categories: Elections, Politics, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on Mr. Congeniality

Biden gets two thumbs up from Georgia delegates By Leigh E. Rich DENVER—If the Democratic Party struggled in selecting a vice presidential candidate to complete the Barack Obama ticket, all they needed to do was ask Savannah City Councilwoman and Obama-pledged delegate Mary Osborne. “Oh, I love him,” she said. “He was my choice all […]

Categories: Elections, Politics, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on One world

Georgia delegates proud of Hillary Clinton’s call for unity By Leigh E. Rich DENVER—Four years ago, John Edwards talked about two Americas. On Monday, the opening night of the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Michelle Obama depicted America as one nation. Tuesday night, U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., who lost in her bid to […]

Categories: Editorials, Elections, Politics, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on The ‘LoDo’ on Scott Gration

Chance meeting leads to political connection By Leigh E. Rich DENVER—Whoever said nice guys finish last certainly wasn’t from Savannah. I might not be a native of Savannah, but three years in the “Hostess City of the South” has rubbed off on me—so much so that I can’t help but lend a hand to lost […]

Categories: Health, Politics, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on Drug abuse help may be on its way

Substance abuse treatment may be cost-savings prescription By Leigh E. Rich Colorado may soon be joining the 47 other states that offer outpatient substance abuse treatment to Medicaid recipients. Currently, Colorado, Nevada and Arkansas are the only three states that do not provide such coverage. With an estimated 4,500 Medicaid enrollees in Colorado who would […]

Categories: Health, Politics, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on Reshaping the obesity debate

Lawmakers weigh the right prescription for obesity By Leigh E. Rich Akin to the never-ending nature vs. nurture debate, buzz from the Capitol these days is pitting government involvement vs. personal responsibility. At the Colorado YMCA’s advocacy day on March 21, Colorado lawmakers and members of the Christian nonprofit group discussed a growing problem in […]

Categories: Editorials, Feminism, Politics, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on Owens and the Church lack compassion

Boyd and Veiga stand by rape survivors By Leigh E. Rich We’re not a theocracy. We’re not an autocracy. American government, and thus Colorado’s, is representative. So just who, then, does Gov. Bill Owens represent? I’m guessing it must be the Catholic Church, given his veto this week of Rep. Betty Boyd and Sen. Jennifer […]

Categories: People, Politics, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on Denver’s mayor-about-town

Hickenlooper breaks bread with GOP Lincolners By Leigh E. Rich Denver’s seeing much more of its mayor these days. Though the geologist-turned brewery owner-turned politician is always out and about on his city streets—he lives in a loft, after all—the tall, lanky visage of John W. Hickenlooper is frequently finding its way onto television, into […]

Categories: Health, Politics, Utrinque Paratus | Comments Off on Will EC get the OK?

Gov. Owens still silent on emergency contraception bill By Leigh E. Rich A majority can make all the difference. This rings all too true for Democratic Rep. Betty Boyd of Lakewood, whose House Bill 1042 that would require Colorado hospitals to provide information about emergency contraception to rape survivors has, after three years, landed squarely […]