THE MIX

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Big assignment for group of Colorado education leaders: rethink the state’s education priorities

A newly constituted group of educators, lawmakers and state officials led by Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne will be charged with creating a sweeping new strategic […] > read more

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Wiretap: Supreme Court will hear Colorado baker’s religious freedom fight over gay couple’s wedding cake

The Supreme Court has decided it will hear the appeal from a Lakewood baker who, citing his First Amendment right of religious freedom, refused to […] > read more

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The Home Front: The U.S might not, but Boulder County is likely to commit to the Paris climate accord

“Boulder County commissioners signaled Friday that they’re likely to adopt a resolution declaring the county’s commitment to upholding the goals of the Paris climate agreement,” […] > read more

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News poetry: Fracking elegy

Cracks in the pavement cracks in the wall— where do I go if my house cracks like a duck egg? Where do mule deer and black bears, elk and prairie dogs […] > read more

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Listen up! Indy Weekly Podcast, Episode 6: Will Colorado run out of water?

Colorado’s population is expected to grow from about 5.5 million in 2016 to as many as 10 million people by 2050. Unless we start to […] > read more

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News poetry: Fracking Accident, Firestone, Colorado

Circulatory systems beneath the once-prairie, now cul-de-sac, now-charter school, below Oak Meadows, a new suburb in the once-outback of the West. Underground infrastructure unmapped, a […] > read more

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Uncovering ‘a mess’ at Colorado’s state mental hospital

Some recent reporting by The Pueblo Chieftain in southern Colorado got the attention of local officials this month with a series of stories that chronicled problems plaguing the state […] > read more

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Littwin: This could be the end of Obamacare, and Cory Gardner’s not feeling so good himself

Whatever else I’ve had to say about Cory Gardner over the years, I’ve never once said, or even thought, that he wasn’t a shrewd and […] > read more

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The Home Front: ‘This is the first I’ve viewed the legislation,’ says Cory Gardner, one of 13 senators tasked with writing new healthcare law

Nine out of about a dozen of the state’s largest newspapers carried news on the front page today about a healthcare bill Republicans in the […] > read more

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Can a ‘Centrist Project’ break the power of political parties in Colorado? They’re trying.

A group of centrist political strategists have moved into Colorado with the aim of installing enough independent lawmakers into power in next year’s elections to deny political […] > read more

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Why Colorado could use a big drought.

There’s nothing like a drought to turn everyone’s attention to water conservation. Colorado’s last major drought was from 2001 to 2002. It wasn’t the length […] > read more

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As Denver gentrifies, which neighborhoods are losing public school students?

As more young adults move to Denver and the cost of housing skyrockets, some city neighborhoods are seeing drops in the percentages of people of […] > read more