THE MIX

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The Home Front: Beyond incumbents, no one wants to run for city council in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

“If nothing changes in the coming days, this fall’s Steamboat Springs City Council election won’t be a competition,” reports The Steamboat Pilot. “And, the council […] > read more

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Wiretap: After Barcelona, Europe again agonizing over how to stop terrorist van attacks

The vehicle that killed at least 13 people on Barcelona’s famed Las Ramblas was at least the sixth deadly van attack in Europe in recent […] > read more

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Colorado state test scores inch up, but wide socioeconomic gaps remain

Three years after Colorado introduced new, more demanding standardized tests, student performance statewide is slowly ticking up, according to data released Thursday. Most students still […] > read more

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Media: Are Colorado politicians violating your social media free speech rights?

A Virginia federal judge’s recent ruling that a school board member violated her constituents’ First Amendment free speech rights when she banned them from commenting on her official Facebook page […] > read more

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The Home Front: The Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs cancels a white nationalist conference

“The Cheyenne Mountain Resort announced Wednesday that it is canceling a three-day conference next April planned by the white nationalist group VDARE,” reports The Gazette […] > read more

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Wiretap: CEOs, military chiefs, GOP pols take turns jabbing Trump over Charlottesville

The question now is who hasn’t dumped, or dumped on, Donald Trump after his comments on the white-supremacist violence in Charlottesville. Five armed services chiefs […] > read more

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Littwin: The Great Brander has now somehow latched onto America’s most despised brands

Donald Trump has just pushed some very fine people, as he would put it, over the edge. Some very fine people now know that the […] > read more

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Electoral College members file voter ‘intimidation’ lawsuit against Colorado’s secretary of state

Two members of Colorado’s Electoral College class of 2016 have filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Wayne Williams saying the Republican intimidated them into […] > read more

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Feds to Colorado: You must count students who opt out of standardized tests

Colorado’s policy of not penalizing schools that fail to meet federal requirements for student participation in state tests isn’t going over well with the federal […] > read more

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The Home Front: What is Denver doing to ‘step up the city’s resistance to federal immigration enforcement’?

“Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and two City Council members on Tuesday said they reached an agreement on competing proposals to step up the city’s resistance […] > read more

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Cory Gardner finally held an in-person town hall. Here’s what happened.

“Senator, you suck!” “Party hack!” Those were just a few of the epithets hurled at Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner during his first in-person town […] > read more