THE MIX

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Guest Post: There are vouchers and then there are vouchers

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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Littwin: Can you believe in the #MeToo cause and also believe Franken belongs in Senate?

There’s a debate among liberals as to what should happen to Al Franken next. This debate is a good thing. And if it’s at all […] > read more

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Why Gov. Hickenlooper wants to give some Colorado charter schools $5.5 million

If Mike Epke, principal of the New America School in Thornton, had a larger budget, he would like to spend it on technical training and […] > read more

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Wiretap: The GOP tax-cut strategy of speed, subterfuge and diversion may be working

The Republican tax-bill strategy, writes John Cassidy in The New Yorker, has three prongs — speed, subterfuge and diversion. One bill has passed the House. […] > read more

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How one word bound together a classroom of Denver high school students learning a new language — and a new country

This is an excerpt from the new book, “The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom,” by Denver journalist and author Helen […] > read more

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Littwin: Lebsock blames #metoo for harassment claims because you knew somebody would

If you ever had any questions about why so many women keep silent in the face of sexual harassment or even sexual assault, why some […] > read more

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Wiretap: Senate GOP goes all in, tossing its Obamacare chips onto the huge tax bill pile

Republicans are doubling down— again. As we all know, they haven’t been able to get anything significant through Congress at this point, but now they’re […] > read more

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The Home Front: Longmont coughs up $200,000 for ‘warrantless police dog searches’ at a subsidized apartment

“Longmont on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to pay $210,000 to four tenants of The Suites and their ACLU attorneys as part of a […] > read more

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6 takeaways from 7 GOP candidates for governor in Colorado

Over burgers and beer in a historic fort in Weld County’s gas patch Monday night, seven Republicans running for governor largely agreed on issues ranging […] > read more

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News Poetry: A Different Sort of Eden

Sometimes a woman, to defend herself, or her cubs, will dress up as a bear, pluck, one by one, the twenty ribs of a man, […] > read more

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Denver denies open records request for call logs tied to a city-issued cellphone

Tim Lomas was puzzled over the summer when a Denver city inspector quickly closed the complaint he had filed about his neighbor’s dog-grooming business. “To […] > read more

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The Home Front: Why a clean-air advocate is suing Colorado Springs for defaming her character

“A Monument clean-air advocate filed a defamation suit against the city of Colorado Springs on Monday, alleging that city officials and elected leaders smeared her […] > read more

KEEFE:

Always in toon

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Quick on the draw: Cartoonist Mike Keefe and his thing about gun violence
October 04, 2017 / 3 Comments

Some of us here at The Independent have, in one way or another, been working with Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Mike Keefe for a few decades. We […] > read more