THE MIX

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WHAT’S THE PLAN? Second draft of state water plan lacks actionable solutions to looming shortfall, critics say

Colorado needs a mother lode of water by 2050 – as much, in fact, as it takes to serve about 2 million people. As our […] > read more

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Homebrew: Forest Service burns budgets fighting Western fires

Burning money National Forests in Colorado are losing their annual budgets to firefighting efforts across the West, reports the Aspen Times. That means road construction […] > read more

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Denver official slams public pot as activists take issue off November ballot

Save that fat blunt for a little while longer. Restaurants and bars that would allow patrons to smoke marijuana on their premises won’t be doing […] > read more

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Littwin: Bennet votes for Iran deal after slogging toward a lose-lose decision

Update – September 4, 2015, 10:02 I’ve always thought it was a matter of time — or should I say timing? — before Michael Bennet […] > read more

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Wiretap: County clerk jailed after refusing religious-exemption compromise

No compromise Kim Davis turns down her get-out-of-jail-free card by telling the federal judge that she rejected his compromise plan that would have allowed her […] > read more

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Metro Chamber of Commerce: Raise Denver sales tax to fund higher education

Today the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce officially threw its support behind the citywide ballot initiative to raise public funds for college scholarships. For the business […] > read more

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Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene talks Denver wrongful-conviction case on KGNU

Front Range radio station KGNU featured Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene talking about the case of Clarence Moses-EL, who has served 28 years in prison […] > read more

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Homebrew: Naysayers fail to block Colorado Springs homeless shelter

Now open Downtown Colorado Springs business owners and residents have been griping that a cold-weather homeless day shelter would hurt businesses, be unsafe and unclean. […] > read more