THE MIX

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MIKE JOHNSTON | A charismatic campaigner trying to build bridges in bridge-burning times

In a wide-open Democratic primary for governor, it might be surprising that Colorado’s teachers unions oppose the only educator in the race. That’s Mike Johnston, […] > read more

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DOUG ROBINSON | In the shadow of a front-runner, a tall man makes his move

“Hey, hi, Doug Robinson calling. Hope you are well. Listen, just touching base with you— you’ve probably seen some of the news over the last […] > read more

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GREG LOPEZ | A ‘taste-test’ candidate counts on personal touch to prove skeptics wrong

In the world of conventional political wisdom — a world to which he pays no mind — Greg Lopez’s chances of winning the Republican primary […] > read more

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DONNA LYNNE | A healthcare exec. A lieutenant governor. A first-time candidate fights to make her mark.

As political strategists tell it, voters typically remember no more than two things about people seeking public office. Thing No. 1 about Donna Lynne: When […] > read more

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

I know we’ve been calling it the home stretch for a couple of weeks here at the Littwin gov rankings home base. But now we […] > read more

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‘Don’t leave us in this fight’: Rallying in Denver, immigrants decry family separation

What is happening now at the U.S.-Mexico border, where immigrant parents and children are being forcibly separated under the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy is “not […] > read more

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The Home Front: Trump administration would allow drilling in Colorado ‘next to some of the nation’s most pristine wilderness and headwaters’

“From a small plane circling over secluded grassy meadows and Sangre de Cristo Mountain spires, politicians and conservationists on Friday will see the stakes as […] > read more

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Some CO officials wanted fourth-graders to learn about the benefits of guns. Here’s why it won’t happen

Colorado fourth-graders won’t be asked to demonstrate their understanding of the possible benefits of gun ownership as part of their unit on conflict resolution. Republican […] > read more

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The Home Front: Dacono residents learned ‘how they will be impacted by Anadarko’s plans to drill 73 oil and gas wells’

“Dacono residents mulled Wednesday whether Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s agreement to move two proposed well pads further from homes and outside city limits justifies the city […] > read more

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Guest Post: Farm Bill can work for Colorado if we take action

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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A federal judge just knocked down major parts of Colorado’s privatized system of enforcing money-in-politics laws

The centerpiece of Colorado’s unique method of outsourcing enforcement of campaign finance laws to private citizens is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday in […] > read more