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Colorado governor pardons man executed for murder in 1939

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

Disabled man executed in 1939 pardoned in Colorado

A mentally disabled man executed more than 70 years ago has been pardoned in Colorado. Full story

Ritter to take new energy job at Colorado State

Outgoing Gov. Bill Ritter held up his old college ID card and smiled, announcing Wednesday that his next career move will be a return to his alma mater as the director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University. Full story

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  Colo. governor won't seek re-election

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.

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