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Author : John Tomasic

Colorado court strikes down state marriage ban

Adams County District Court Judge Scott Crabtree today ruled unconstitutional Colorado's seven-year-old gay marriage ban. He joins the list of judges, now running to more than 20, who have recently issued decisions finding that same-sex-marriage bans violate the rights of...

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July 9, 2014 In-Depth

Gardner’s awkward scheduling priorities

During the floods and the government shutdown he was hobnobbing with Karl Rove and his money men. During the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe it was lobbyists for British Petroleum. ...

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July 9, 2014 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Enviro group touts Chevron disclosure: Oil-shale play would gulp 40B gallons of water a year

In recently released court documents, Chevron reported it would have needed to drain the Colorado River of nearly 40 billion gallons of water every year in order to develop an oil-shale program it has since abandoned. ...

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July 8, 2014 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Climate change skeptics kick off ninth-annual conference

"We skeptics love the planet. We want to develop clean energy. We know there is no climate crisis. We know there is no reason to panic. Fossil fuels are not causing significant warming..."...

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July 8, 2014 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Oil-and-gas group failed to file finance reports in Loveland fracking election

“If the group accepted donations and made direct appeals to voters to support or oppose the initiative, then they fall under the requirements of the city charter and should have filed reports with the city."...

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July 7, 2014 Elections 2014, Environment/Energy, Just In, Political Ad Watch, Politics, The Beats

Denver, Boulder clerks battle attorney general on proposed halt to action on gay marriage

The movement to bring gay marriage to Colorado has proceeded at breakneck pace, building great momentum that critics of Attorney General John Suthers fear he is attempting a in recent legal maneuver to derail. ...

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July 3, 2014 Civil Rights, Just In, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats

Beauprez ’47 percent’ video no surprise to Tea Party politics watchers

Conservatives had been harping on the "47 percent" for years; it was just the latest version of the "welfare queen" line of attack popularized on the right in the Reagan era....

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July 3, 2014 In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

Colorado attorney general seeks to suspend gay marriage cases

"In other words, the legal debate about this question will be suspended in Colorado as we await finality from the 10th Circuit or U.S. Supreme Court." ...

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July 2, 2014 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Boulder to Colorado on gay marriage: Sorry no, individual rights trump state laws

"Clerk Hall is prohibited from knowingly violating an individual's constitutional rights. Given all of the other law in this area, the 10th Circuit's decision to stay its mandate is too fragile a shield to hide behind."...

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July 2, 2014 Civil Rights, Just In, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats

Boulder Clerk Hall determined to move the needle on gay marriage in Colorado

"The judges said [marriage] was a fundamental right. How do you stay a fundamental right?"...

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July 2, 2014 Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats

ELECTIONS 2014

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Chris Christie in Colorado to campaign for Bob Beauprez

  DENVER — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a tour of downtown Denver today with Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez.  The pair stopped off at […]

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THE BLOGS

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News Poem: ‘Belongings’

A two-year-old child survived by clinging to a ladder.

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EVENTS

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‘It ain’t Latin’: A news-stained poetry happening

Where are poetry and journalism coming together today? Right here at the Colorado Independent and live in Denver, July 26 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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