Bente Birkeland

Rocky Mountain News Radio

Bente Birkeland appears in the following:

The Toll Of Conspiracy Theories: A Voting Security Expert Lives In Hiding

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The head of security for a voting equipment vendor speaks out from an undisclosed location where he's living after threats or harassment were directed to him and his family — even ex-girlfriends.

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Dominion Voting Systems Employee Sues Trump Campaign And Allies, Alleging Defamation

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell are among those named in the suit by Eric Coomer, Dominion's product security director, who is in hiding over threats stemming from conspiracy theories about his work.

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Despite COVID, Thousands Of Lawmakers Plan To Gather In State Capitols Next Month

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Delaying session or meeting remotely aren't options that have necessarily appealed to Republican state lawmakers who, for the most part, aren't shy about gathering in large numbers in 2021.

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Colorado Tests Ability To Deliver Vaccine To A Remote Hospital

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

A Colorado state team has picked up a mock vaccine at Denver's airport to deliver to a remote mountain hospital to test the ability to maintain the vaccine's required temperature.

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Colorado Voters Elect The State's 1st Lawmaker Who Uses A Wheelchair

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

The 130-year-old Capitol building where Rep.-elect David Ortiz will work isn't totally accessible. We examine what his victory means for disability rights, and what changes have to be made.

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He's For Trump, She's For Biden: How A Married Couple Navigate Political Differences

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

NPR visits one politically divided married couple in Pueblo, Colo., as they debate politics ahead of the 2020 election.

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What Colorado Voters Are Prioritizing Ahead Of November's Election

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Supreme Court vacancy is not at the top of the minds of the Colorado voters we spoke to this week, while health care and the pandemic are.

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Colorado Says It Needs More Federal Aid To Survive Financial Effects Of COVID-19

Monday, August 03, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in Colorado.

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1 Of Democrats' Top Senate Recruits Stumbles Amid Protests

Sunday, June 28, 2020

While former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is still seen as having an edge in his state's Senate primary, recent and past comments about race have dampened enthusiasm for him among some voters.

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Colorado Voters Could Decide Which Party Will Control The U.S. Senate

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Next week, Colorado voters will pick the Democrat to challenge GOP Sen. Cory Gardner. Former Gov. John Hickenlooper was the party's first choice for the nomination, but his campaign has hit snags.

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Drained By Pandemic, States Are Asking For Federal Aid

Thursday, April 23, 2020

State coffers have been wiped out by a loss of income and sales tax revenue and the cost of fighting the coronavirus. States are begging the federal government to help with massive budget shortfalls.

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How Government Agencies Determine The Dollar Value Of Human Life

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Reopening the economy requires contemplating the trade-off between lives and money. Government agencies are already used to putting dollar values on human life when considering safety regulations.

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In Unprecedented Times, Governors Have Unprecedented Power

Friday, March 27, 2020

The coronavirus is forcing governors to ask how to balance public safety with the financial welfare of their states. We spent the day with Colorado Gov. Jared Polis as the pandemic tested his mettle.

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Unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic Tests Governors' Mettle

Friday, March 27, 2020

Governors are questioning how to balance public safety with states' financial welfare during the coronavirus outbreak. We spent the day with Gov. Jared Polis, Democrat from Colorado.

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State Legislatures Shut Down Due To Coronavirus, Leaving Legislation On The Table

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Several state legislatures have called off their 2020 sessions due to the coronavirus outbreak, leaving necessary lawmaking in question.

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A Divided Region Of A Swing State: The Political Landscape Of Pueblo, Colo.

Friday, February 28, 2020

The city of Pueblo, Colo. went for Donald Trump in 2016, but a diverse population and an activated base of working-class voters could flip it in 2020.

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Voters In Colorado, A Key Swing State, React To Impeachment Proceedings

Thursday, January 30, 2020

How are voters in Colorado, where a major Senate race is underway, reacting to President Trump's impeachment trial?

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What Voters Think Of The Impeachment Inquiry So Far

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

As the House's public impeachment hearings start Wednesday, voters' reactions are all over the map. Some say the hearings are vital, others see a social media-driven partisan quest.

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Impeachment Proceedings Are Tricky Business For Republican Senators Facing Reelection

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner has to be more careful than most Republicans talking about impeachment, as he's seeking reelection in a very purple state. GOP voters are split on Gardner's position.

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Democrats Divided In Colorado Senate Race

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Colorado is expected to have one of the most closely watched 2020 Senate races. The entry of former governor John Hickenlooper into a crowded Senate primary field is dividing the party in the state.

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