THE MIX

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News Poetry: (Survivors)

Language is like eating ice cream, with a fork.  I apologize to another person for forgetting their birthday  and wonder if it’s possible to forget […] > read more

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Dozens of gravely ill Coloradans request aid-in-dying medication in policy’s first year

An estimated 45 to 55 terminally ill adults have requested prescriptions for life-ending medication in the year since Colorado voters legalized medical aid-in-dying, advocacy group […] > read more

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NEWSFLASH: FCC votes to repeal net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission, led by Chairman Ajit Pai, voted this morning to repeal 2015 net neutrality rules and thus allow internet service providers to […] > read more

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Gentrification is changing Denver schools. These steps aim to address that.

To address declining enrollment and combat segregation, Denver Public Schools should consider a number of steps including creating a clear and community-driven process for consolidating […] > read more

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Guest Post: I, Too, Am Qualified

NOTE: 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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The Home Front: ‘There is no contingency plan’ for the estimated 90k Colorado families who rely on CHIP for basic healthcare

“Everyone from government officials to late night hosts are sounding the alarm as the Child Health Insurance Program runs out of money, putting almost nine […] > read more

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Wiretap: Sure, GOP lost in Alabama, but that doesn’t mean anyone’s backing down on taxes

If you think Republicans were afraid that their tax-cut bill is being seen as a boon to the rich, think again. In the House-Senate compromise […] > read more

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Should judges in Colorado be able to seal criminal court records without a uniform standard on secrecy?

In a terse letter, a committee of the Colorado Supreme Court has rejected CFOIC’s call for a uniform standard for sealing court files in criminal […] > read more

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News Poetry: Hating Hillary

My sister starts a story she heard       from a wealthy Miami restaurateur                 leans close this is […] > read more

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The Home Front: No snow means no work for seasonal hires in Steamboat. A ski resort gives free meals to those without a paycheck.

About half of Colorado’s largest newspapers today are carrying news of a Democratic candidate’s U.S. Senate win in Alabama. As for local news that made […] > read more

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Wiretap: Even National Review wonders if Alabama will elect a man with no redeeming virtues

From The National Review, David French writes that it’s one thing to honor important men and women who had profound moral failings — say, Thomas […] > read more

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Interior Department’s Climate Science Centers persevere

Will Badlands National Park have enough forage in the future for its bison herds? Can the Wind River Reservation manage tribal water storage to account […] > read more