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How News Orgs Covered The Hickenlooper Inauguration


Gov. John Hickenlooper was inaugurated as Colorado’s 42nd governor on Tuesday. Here’s how news organizations treated the story.

The Pueblo Chieftain: There’s room for everyone at Colorado’s kitchen table, Gov. John Hickenlooper said during his inauguration on Tuesday. The challenge of the next four years will be keeping everybody fed.

AOL Politics Daily: They were swilling pints of Hickenlooper’s Inaugurale in Denver Tuesday, toasting John Hickenlooper, the former brewpub owner, mayor and now Colorado governor — a Democrat billed as a bipartisan solution in a purple state.

State Bill Colorado: Former Denver mayor and newly sworn in Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper wasted no time addressing the state’s economic woes, announcing in his inaugural speech three executive orders aimed at creating jobs.

The Denver Post: On a morning that demanded both sunglasses and long underwear, John Hickenlooper was sworn in Tuesday as Colorado’s 42nd governor, vowing to chart a bipartisan, business-friendly course and start work on improving the state’s anemic economy.

Associated Press: Hickenlooper joked after the address that he was so cold he couldn’t feel his fingers to turn the pages of his speech.

The Durango Herald: It was Jan. 12, 2010, when John Hickenlooper walked from Denver’s City Hall, across a park and up the steps of the state Capitol to announce his campaign for governor. He returned Tuesday, one day shy of a year later – this time with a military band playing “Hail to the Chief” – swore an oath on the Bible and became Colorado’s 42nd governor.

State Bill Colorado: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, inaugurated today, elaborated on themes of civil discourse in the wake of the Arizona shootings and also gave more background on three executive orders he signed today.

State Bill Colorado: Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter appended this note for incoming Gov. John Hickenlooper to a painting in the governor’s office.

7News: New Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has a long first day in office.

The Grand Junction Sentinel: None of the state’s Republican congressmen attended the event, including newly elected U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton of the 3rd Congressional District.

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