THE MIX

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The Home Front: In Colorado, delay by feds to release H-2B work visas ‘is hitting local businesses hard’

“Local landscaping, paving and other firms were supposed to have some additional seasonal help by now,” reports Vail Daily. “It hasn’t happened yet. A delay […] > read more

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

Illustration by Mike Keefe The big question here this week at the Littwin gov panel headquarters is when the gloves will finally come off. Time […] > read more

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Dueling proposals to fix Colorado’s roads could collide on your Nov. 6 ballot

Two competing plans to pay for road repairs and transportation projects in Colorado are racing for a spot on November’s statewide ballot. That means voters […] > read more

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New state law forces Denver to change course on its ‘early colleges’

A change in state law meant to rein in the cost of Colorado high schools that allow students to stay longer to earn college credit […] > read more

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The Home Front: A legal challenge to Boulder’s ‘ban on assault weapons’ hits 24 hours after it was voted into law

“Cody Wisniewski made good on his threat Tuesday night to sue Boulder and its council, mounting a legal challenge to the city’s ban on assault […] > read more

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WATCH | Press Club raw video: How to Save the Denver Post, Part II

You’ve heard about the Denver Rebellion and the crisis at Colorado’s flagship newspaper. But what can you do as readers? Subscribe to The Denver Post to support local news? Cancel your subscription […] > read more

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Guest Post: A victory of absence

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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Voters in November will decide whether Colorado should drastically change the way it draws political lines

Colorado’s Democratic governor has thrown his weight behind two statewide ballot measures that, if passed by voters in November, would change how political lines are […] > read more

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The Home Front: Fort Collins might support lawsuit that ‘would make it much harder, or perhaps impossible’ to drill

“Fort Collins might support a lawsuit that would make it much harder, or perhaps impossible, to drill oil and gas wells in our backyard and […] > read more

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News Poetry: Dropping Mice

This morning I’ll drop a mouse into the poem as suggested by Billy Collins and I will characterize a serpent as suggested by somebody else. […] > read more

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The Home Front: Another Colorado city passes a law banning ‘anyone from sitting or lying down on downtown sidewalks’

“Durango City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that prohibits anyone from sitting or lying down on downtown sidewalks, curbs and other public areas,” reports […] > read more

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In an effort to protect borrowers, ballot initiative to cap “payday loans” clears legal hurdle

Demetrius Johnson had no savings, no job and nowhere else to go. So he went to a Speedy Cash in southeast Denver to get a […] > read more