THE MIX

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Wiretap: Deconstructing the grand jury Ferguson decision

Vox: Darren Wilson wasn't charged for killing Michael Brown because the laws make it difficult to indict cops and because jurors tend to give cops more than the benefit of the doubt. > read more

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Statetap: Salary corral

Department heads, judges and physicians comprise the six-figure club. Some of them made nearly $50,000 in overtime last year. All of them get more bonus pay than any other category of state employee. > read more

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Roan Plateau drilling deal hailed as win-win

FRISCO, Colo.  — A 15 year battle over fossil fuel drilling on northwest Colorado’s remote and rugged Roan Plateau ended last week with the type of compromise that’s rare in energy showdowns. > read more

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Wiretap: An emancipatory president or imperial dictator

Many Republicans seem to have backed away from the idea that Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration were illegal. But they're not likely to ever agree the orders were Lincoln-esque. > read more

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Immigration action: Sí se pudo! ‘It’s a little bit “Ya we did” and a little bit ‘Ya he did’”

At the front of a packed room at Denver’s 100% De Agave Thursday night, Lupe Santibáñez and her husband Carlos Sepulveda stood perfectly still, arms around each other and wet eyes fixed on one of the half dozen screens that surrounded them. For 1 > read more

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Speaking their names: Aurora student talks undocumented parents

They're not abstract lawbreakers, freeloaders or hardworking community members unfairly relegated to the shadows. Naza thinks his family is really just so normal. > read more

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Arvada man among thousands of immigrants unclear on details of Obama executive order

“I was trying to just be glad for the people who qualified, but right now, I’ll be honest. I don’t really care about the 11 million immigrants. I’m just thinking about myself." > read more

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Wiretap: Battle over CIA torture report raging behind scenes

Outgoing U.S. Senator Mark Udall from Colorado is reportedly at the head of a group of Democratic lawmakers demanding concessions from the Obama administration on the release of the report. > read more

IN-DEPTH

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Roan Plateau drilling deal hailed as win-win

FRISCO, Colo.  — A 15 year battle over fossil fuel drilling on northwest Colorado’s remote and rugged Roan Plateau ended last week with the type of compromise that’s rare in energy showdowns.... > read more

CHASING LIGHT

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Chasing Light: #Snovember

  Just a week ago I was lamenting the warm, dry weather and taking photos of wavy golden grasses. But Summit County was in the […] > read more