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HuffPo Launches Denver Local Site

HuffPostDenver.jpgYesterday, The Huffington Post launched its third locally focused site HuffPost Denver, just over a month after Howard Kurtz revealed that White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod‘s son Ethan Axelrod had snagged the role of the site’s editor.

Our sister blog WebNewser reports that HuffPost Denver will feature “Colorado-targeted news and a group blog including contributions from Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, author and historian Dr. Patricia Limerick and former Sen. and presidential candidate Gary Hart (D-Colo.).”

The site will also include content from local partners, including The Denver Westword, The Watch in Telluride and The Grand Junction Free Press.

In July, Kurtz revealed in hi Washington Post column that Axelrod had been named editor of HuffPost Denver straight out of college, to the surprise of many including Westword reporter Joe Tone.

“It’s not a shock, obviously,” Tone said of Axelrod’s appointment. “That [HuffPost Denver] will be manned by a 22-year-old college grad with no professional journalism experience who’s barely (if ever) lived in Denver — and who happens to be the seed of the President’s top offensive coordinator — is certainly an interesting play.”

Earlier: White House Advisor’s Son Joins HuffPost In Colorado

Related: HuffPo Launches New York Page

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Luke Ford Scoops the LA Times, Daily News, but not Telemundo: Villaraigosa Admits to Affair with Mirthala Salinas

Luke Ford was right all along. The Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa announced that he was, indeed, in a relationship with Telemundo anchor Mirthala Salinas. She even reported on the mayor’s separation from his wife (scroll down to the third video, above.) Talk about getting close to a news source!

And here’s the best part: Telemundo management knew about the relationship–the station moved Salinas off the beat nearly a year ago. David Zahnizer, in the LA Weekly, writes:

Salinas made her biggest splash last year when, camera operator in tow, she got a rare peek at the stash of toilet brushes sent to Villaraigosa after he delivered his famous “We clean your toilets” speech to a crowd of immigrants.

FBLA thinks Villaraigosa probably has no chance of being Hillary Clinton’s running mate. The LA Times helpfully points out politicans who’ve recovered from scandals, like Gary Hart. Oops!

The Daily News traces the evolution of the story.

Mayor Sam is gloating.

ERS News
knows a lot about Ms. Salinas.

Matt Szabo, sadly no longer blogging, gave the mayor some good advice: Keep your nose clean. And show up. Everywhere. Well, he took part of it.

Tabloid Baby takes the tabloid angle, naturally.

Independent Sources has some great shots of the mayor and his ladies.

Looks like that PR trick of breaking bad news right before a holiday just doesn’t work anymore.