Colorado's outgoing governor issued a posthumous pardon on Friday to a mentally disabled man executed in 1939 for the murder of a 15-year-old girl, a crime the condemned man's supporters have long said he never committed. Full story
A mentally disabled man executed more than 70 years ago has been pardoned in Colorado. Full story
Jan. 6: Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter announces he will not seek a second term, which will allow him to focus on his responsibilities now and his family once his term is over.
National Governors Association Chairman, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, center, speaks during a news conference as Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter Jr., far left, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and National Governors Association Vice Chairman, Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas, right, look on at the 2009 National Gov