THE MIX

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Civil rights and community groups: Adjust inflated Denver elementary school ratings

The leaders of six community groups issued a joint letter Thursday calling on the Denver school board to immediately correct what they called misleading and […] > read more

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Meet the ‘world’s only full-time hemp reporter’— right here in Colorado

News readers in Colorado might recognize the name Kristen Wyatt, who wrote for The Associated Press for 17 years— her last seven as Colorado’s statehouse reporter. But […] > read more

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Greene: Jailed 28 years for a crime he didn’t commit, Moses-EL is now suing Denver

Clarence Moses-EL – exonerated last year after spending 28 years in prison for an attack he didn’t commit – has sued the city of Denver and […] > read more

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The Home Front: Gov. Hickenlooper chooses ‘arguably the most left-leaning of the three women nominated’ for State Supreme Court seat

Six of Colorado’s largest newspapers put yesterday’s news that the FCC voted to end net neutrality on their front pages today. I would not underrate […] > read more

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Colorado lawmakers could change how they handle harassment complaints. Here’s why. And what you should know about harassment at the Capitol.

UPDATE: On Friday, legislative leaders agreed to change the way the legislature handles allegations of harassment at the Capitol by hiring a human resources professional […] > read more

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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