THE MIX

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Effort to leverage rural Internet grant money to ensure net neutrality fails

This story was updated on April 24 to include a vote by the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs. The committee voted down the proposed […] > read more

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This Colorado bill would ban teacher strikes and hit violators with fines and jail time

Two Republican lawmakers who have long helped shape education policy in Colorado have introduced a bill that would bar teachers from striking and strip unions […] > read more

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The Home Front: To ‘avoid conflict,’ police in Boulder, Colorado let protestors carrying ‘AR-15-style rifles’ break city guns laws

“It’s illegal in Boulder to openly carry a firearm unless it’s held in a ‘carrying case’ — a holster for a handgun, for example, or […] > read more

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Sen. Baumgardner created offensive work environment, investigation finds, adding to list of alleged sexual misconduct

Senator Randy Baumgardner is in the spotlight again over allegations of sexual misconduct. But the Republican from Hot Sulphur Springs, who kept his seat after […] > read more

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Shock decision: Colorado High Court rules six-term GOP congressman Doug Lamborn shouldn’t be on the ballot

In a stunning decision, Colorado’s highest court today ruled six-term incumbent GOP congressman Doug Lamborn should not appear on the June 26 primary ballot. For […] > read more

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Colorado bill would open records on completed police internal affairs investigations

Colorado would join a dozen other states that require public disclosure of internal records on police misconduct under legislation introduced in the House on Wednesday. […] > read more

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The Home Front: Some Colorado lawmakers want to keep juvenile autopsy reports from ‘the public, including the media’

“A piece of legislation being considered by state lawmakers aims to keep juvenile autopsy reports from being made available to the public, including the media,” […] > read more

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Littwin’s Official Unofficial #CO2018 governor’s race rankings, Week Four

Illustration by Mike Keefe Let’s get straight to the big news. For the first time in the brief, if glorious, history of the Littwin Official […] > read more

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Republican Doug Robinson will have to sue to make the ballot for governor. Dem Lynne and GOP Mitchell make it on.

In a Republican repeat of 2016, it looks like a GOP candidate in a top statewide election will have to sue his way onto a […] > read more

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Guest Post: Growing and eating nutritious food is a right, not a political position

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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The Home Front: Colorado man, hemp grower, talks at neighborhood meeting about ‘unusual crop’

“The farmer who plans to grow hemp in west Loveland this summer spent two hours Thursday night talking to people at a neighborhood meeting about […] > read more

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Drilling, one mile outside Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes

Since President Donald Trump was sworn into office last year, the administration has used its “energy dominance” agenda to require states to conduct quarterly sales […] > read more