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Welcome to Denver, Huffington Post

Thursday, September 17, 2009 Leave a Comment

The Huffington Post has finally launched their Denver (and all things Colorado) site, edited by Ethan Axelrod, the son of Obama advisor David Axelrod.

Here's part of what he has to say about Denver:

"As I've traveled around the state over the last few weeks, meeting with media organizations and blog contributors, one of the questions I've received most frequently is "why Denver?" Indeed, at first glance, the Mile High City doesn't necessarily seem like a natural market to follow Chicago and New York as the third HuffPost Local Section.

It's only on further reflection that the logic behind choosing Denver becomes apparent. In spite of its small size, Denver has become a destination for young professionals and businesses. This influx of a young, educated work force has turned Colorado into one of the most politically important states in the country. But Colorado is more than just another battleground state; its political atmosphere is a reflection of the nation as a whole, where population shifts are creating tensions between tradition and change, and where hot button issues like immigration and the environment are felt more intimately than almost anywhere else.

When you couple this with the romantic place that Colorado holds in the national psyche as symbol of the frontier, and a place of treasured natural beauty, Denver starts to make a lot of sense for the Huffington Post.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ethan-axelrod/this-is-denver-colorado_b_286907.html"