THE MIX

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In Colorado, newspapers fight to keep publishing public notices by counties

Colorado’s newspaper industry is fighting a proposed new law that would phase out the required publication of county public notices. Proponents of the proposed law, […] > read more

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Colorado Springs ‘remains committed to coal’ as other Front Range utilities move to renewables

“While other Front Range utilities are accelerating the switch to renewable energy, Colorado Springs remains committed to coal to a much greater degree to keep […] > read more

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Wiretap: First came the 37-page indictment and then Trump’s Category 5 tweet storm

It was, even by Trumpian standards, the tweet storm to end all tweet storms, a Category 5 Twitter tempest that began Saturday night at 11 […] > read more

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Guest Post: An Office of Public Private Partnership Denver Doesn’t Need

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to provide […] > read more

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Short take: Littwin on the plight of Dreamers and why Trump rejected his wall

The Democrats caved. They were ready to give Donald Trump his $25 billion ransom for his wall if he would free the 2 million or […] > read more

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In La Plata County, a heated effort to oust environmentalist commissioner

To hear La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt tell it, the breaking point was a chance meeting with Sen. John McCain. Last May, Lachelt traveled […] > read more

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Colorado lawmakers say yes to anti-bullying policies but no to suicide prevention efforts

It was the suicide late last year of 10-year-old Ashawnty Davis that prompted state Sen. Rhonda Fields to call on state education officials to develop […] > read more

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Littwin: Not sure we needed the lesson, but Baumgardner shows us how not to apologize

If there’s anything we’ve learned during the #MeToo movement, it’s how to apologize and how not to. And so I think we can all agree […] > read more

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News Poetry: A Dream Ends

I drop my tool belt loaded with hammer, nails, tape measure, my family’s picture at Christmas. As I am shuffled to the car images come […] > read more

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Republicans commit to funding Civil Rights Commission, but have changes in mind

Democrats took the granite steps of the state Capitol on Tuesday demanding that the GOP fund the Colorado Civil Rights Commission after three Republicans on […] > read more

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Littwin: Chloe Kim’s American dream comes true — and then there are the other Dreamers

Well, this is embarrassing. At the same time the U.S. Senate is busily debating a way to protect the Dreamers, an effort that will almost […] > read more

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News Poetry: On the Declining Value of the Dollar

One hundred, becomes ninety-eight, becomes eighty-two, becomes sixty-one, and so on. A corpse dripping blood is still a corpse. Though if you gather the drippings, […] > read more