THE MIX

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Hell and High Water: Unexpected troubles along Colorado’s South Platte River

In places along the South Platte River, people are suffering from too much water.  Basements are flooding, sewage systems are being damaged, and the rising […] > read more

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EVENT: 2017 Heroes of Sustainability Fundraiser

Join the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado on April 27, 2017 at the Sheraton downtown 6 p.m. for its annual Hero of Sustainability event, a dinner, […] > read more

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Meet the “Mod Squad”: centrist state Senate lawmakers who don’t always toe the party line

In July 2012, Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, citing his Christian beliefs. […] > read more

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Homeowners forced to sell their mineral rights may get longer review period

The first step toward creating a level playing field for mineral rights owners won a preliminary okay from the House Tuesday, but faces an uncertain […] > read more

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Political strong-arming, or just a simple mistake? You decide

Updated at 3:40 p.m. to add statement from Rep. Daneya Esgar of Pueblo on her vote. For the past 15 days, House Democrats have held […] > read more

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The Home Front: National monuments, mobile homes and a gas leak explosion

Donald Trump’s executive order on national monuments could impact Colorado sites, the Denver Post reports today, calling into question decades of monument designations. Trump is expected […] > read more

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GREENE: Losing their religion

Science, they say, is a left-brained endeavor. But, in light of Saturday’s March on Science, The Colorado Independent sought out some decidedly right-brained conversations with three Coloradans working […] > read more

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Complaint alleges a Colorado jail guard pepper-gassed a room of Muslim inmates

A corrections officer in a Colorado prison gassed a room full of Muslim inmates at the Sterling Correctional Facility in part because of their religion, a […] > read more

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Listen: The Indy’s Corey Hutchins on the end of free speech zones on Colorado college campuses

The Colorado Independent’s Corey Hutchins appeared on Colorado Public Radio this morning to discuss the end of “free speech zones” on Colorado’s public university campuses. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper […] > read more

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The Home Front: Colorado embraces government drones

“With drones, government officials can zoom through rugged canyons in search of missing hikers, hover over charred landscapes to assess wildfire damage and float above […] > read more

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Wiretap: No longer a campaign promise, border wall could mean a government shutdown

Showdown alert: Remember Donald Trump’s border-wall promise? Well, it’s back. And this time it may be more than just a campaign promise. Instead of demanding […] > read more

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Colorado scientists get political for climate: “Science not silence”

For the first several blocks, Saturday’s March for Science in downtown Denver was remarkably quiet. No hey-hey’s or ho-ho’s, no calls and no responses; just […] > read more