THE MIX

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Colorado hunters rejoice: Sage-grouse variant doesn’t make endangered-species list

The besmirched sage-grouse, a sort-of ugly, sort-of regal bird with breasts like oversized egg yolks and a violently spiky tail, may have no idea how […] > read more

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Libertarian leanings forge unexpected, bipartisan bonds

While the political realities of a split legislature — Dems dominating the House and GOP the Senate — have spawned a legion of fascinating, impassible bills known as "The Walking Dead," a second, more philosophical divide had yielded unexpected b > read more

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Lawmakers debate the right to record and keep footage of police

A 12-year old girl in Golden shoots cellphone video of an arrest. Police cuff her and take her phone. A man outside a Lakeside Walmart […] > read more

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Walking Dead: Doomed-to-die bills and the Colorado lawmakers breathing life into corpses

Each session, zombie bills lurk at the Colorado Capitol. Minimum wage increases, high-capacity-magazine-ban repeals, the Parent’s Bill of Rights, the gay-conversion-therapy ban – these are just a […] > read more

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Homebrew: Rabid skunks, burst pipes cause rotten smells to rise across Colorado

Cold shower A busted boiler at the Pueblo County Jail left inmates shivering in the showers when the facility had no hot water for three days this […] > read more

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Wiretap: Candidates gripe about big money in politics

The Benjamins If you want to know how bad big money is in presidential politics these days, all you have to do is listen to […] > read more

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Homebuilder advocates increase contributions to Mayor Hancock; he testifies for industry’s bill

Homebuilder advocates gave at least $16,200 to Mayor Michael Hancock’s reelection campaign, states a report Ethics Watch released today. This is a hike in industry […] > read more