THE MIX

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The Colorado Independent 2016 Candidate Questionnaire

This year, for the first time ever, The Colorado Independent sent out a questionnaire to all the candidates running in Colorado’s House and Senate races. […] > read more

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GUEST POST: Trump’s racism from a Colorado Latino perspective

For several months, we’ve seen Republican Party leaders distance themselves from Donald Trump because of his outrageous and offensive comments. Video recordings of Trump rally […] > read more

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Brownstein operative: Republicans need a new Ronald Reagan, post-2016

This week in Steamboat Springs, a Washington insider gave a hint at what the Republican Party may be planning after the November elections in which […] > read more

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Home Front: Teacher pay, carbon cuts and a world fly-fishing championship

The Fort Collins Coloradoan has a story about how starting pay for teachers is lagging at the Poudre School District. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel has two climate change […] > read more

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Bennet: Hold Us Accountable

Sen. Michael Bennet this morning made a pitch to the state’s water community for sending him back to Washington, despite the rank partisanship that characterizes […] > read more

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Mayor of Aspen to Trump upon visit: Wake up about climate change

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is in Aspen today for a fundraiser. The town’s mayor, Steve Skadron, wants the candidate to learn something while he’s there. […] > read more

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Do Denver’s homeless people deserve the same rights as Monsanto? 6 questions with attorney Jason Flores-Williams

Denver police have made headlines over the past few months by “sweeping” encampments of homeless people. And critics have spoken out – including the ACLU, […] > read more

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Hancock’s affordable housing plan gets preliminary nod

A committee of Denver council members on Wednesday unanimously approved Mayor Michael Hancock’s plan to create a dedicated fund for affordable housing in the city. […] > read more

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GUEST POST: An electric-power giant is poised to fall

David battling Goliath is a cliché. But how else to describe the struggle between a rural electric co-op and its powerful supplier of electricity? “David” […] > read more

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Wiretap: Water woes, silver linings and a Big Pharma pariah – and today’s front pages across Colorado

Sunshine and water Conservationists in California had a novel idea for tackling that state’s water woes: requiring water agencies to reveal how much water businesses […] > read more

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Black educators in Denver say they feel mistreated. Here’s how the district plans to respond.

Listen first, then take action. That’s how Denver Public Schools officials said the state’s largest school district plans to respond to a recent report that […] > read more