Todd Shepherd is a former staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon. He began his reporting career in radio, working as an anchor and reporter for KOMA in Oklahoma City and KOA in Denver. He spent eight years as the investigative reporter for the Independence Institute in Colorado, a free-market-based think tank. Campaigns and Elections magazine named him a "Top Colorado Influencer" for his reporting and news blog. He’s a graduate of the media studies program from Oklahoma Baptist University.
Democratic Senate candidate John Hickenlooper told a local television station that it should be "protecting" him against an ethics complaint that alleges he improperly received gifts while governor of Colorado.
The mayor of Honolulu is adding his city to a list of governments suing major energy producers such as Exxon Mobil and BP for damages related to climate change even though courts have proven reluctant to wade into such matters and translating those damages into hard dollar amounts is nearly impossible.
Democratic presidential candidate Senator Michael Bennet (Colo.) called out fellow candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) for selling new government programs on the campaign trail without offering proposals on how they will be funded.