THE MIX

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The Home Front: Boulder County commissioners file protests aimed at drilling plans

“Boulder County commissioners have filed two formal protests with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission aimed at plans submitted last month by 8 North […] > read more

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Wiretap: This time, it could be Democrats who are ready to shut down the government

Maybe you remember this threat from previous administrations. But the tables have turned. Democrats are now threatening to shut down the government if Republicans can’t […] > read more

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The Home Front: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says ‘I’m not a very seasoned politician’

“After eight years as Denver’s mayor and seven as governor, John Hickenlooper still fumbles with the finer points of politics. The governor’s energetic warmth, which […] > read more

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News Poetry: Of Diesels and Subterfuge

Of Diesels and Subterfuge Ordinary Tuesday, meaning evil & good are pulling on different ends of the same serpent. I am hardly bothered by their […] > read more

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Record number of Denver schools earn top ratings on latest district quality scale

More Denver schools this year earned the top two ratings on the district’s five-color scale than ever before, a spike officials say reflects the record […] > read more

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Double your donation to our nonprofit, public interest newsroom!

The Colorado Independent is happy to announce our participation in the News Match 2017 fundraising campaign. This is your chance to double your tax-deductible donation to our […] > read more

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The Home Front: ‘2,500 children and pregnant mothers’ could lose health coverage in a Colorado county because of Congress

“After Congress let funding for the national Children’s Health Insurance Program expire at the end of September, local health care providers are working to educate […] > read more

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Colorado bows to federal pressure, adopts second school quality system that penalizes schools for testing opt-out

In an effort to keep federal dollars flowing to Colorado classrooms, the State Board of Education voted Wednesday to create two quality systems for the […] > read more

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Wiretap: Trump “threw a fit” when advisers said maybe he shouldn’t blow up Iran nuke deal

This won’t surprise anyone who has been paying attention or who saw Bob Corker’s tweet about adult day care at the White House, but The […] > read more

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The Home Front: Is a smoke-free proposal for downtown Denver a war on the poor?

“A proposal that would make the 16th Street Mall smoke-free isn’t about public health, opponents say, but about creating another means to push homeless and […] > read more

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A GOP county commissioner, Lew Gaiter is running a low-key race for Colorado governor

Republican Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter has a rather unconventional campaign style in his bid for governor. He doesn’t boast of his fundraising prowess or […] > read more

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Wiretap: Wet winter and record-breaking summer heat combine to leave California in flames

In the Caribbean and in the Southeast, there have been the winds and the floods of hurricanes. In the West, there are wildfires. Across California […] > 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 / 2 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