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Author : John Tomasic

Who’s afraid of Jon Caldara’s school board sunshine?

  Jon Caldara, the controversial president of the Independence Institute free-market think tank in Colorado, has succeeded in doing what many might see as the […]...

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September 1, 2014 Education, Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

NextGen targets Gardner-Koch Brother ties

  Seizing upon conversations leaked to the media this week from a secretive Southern California fundraising retreat, environmental politics group NextGen Climate released a Web […]...

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August 29, 2014 Elections 2014, Environment/Energy, Just In: Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

Gas patch resident fracking concerns not going away any time soon

Coloradans living in the northern Front Range gas patch are moving forward with the movement to wrest greater control over drilling in their cities and towns, despite recent events....

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August 28, 2014 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Evangelicals push from the right for immigration reform with ‘The Stranger’ documentary

Generally conservative Catholic and Evangelical groups may have more success persuading Republican voters and politicians to take another look at immigration reform....

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August 27, 2014 Civil Rights, Immigration, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Udall launches anticipated Spanish-language air campaign against Gardner

Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Udall is jabbing reelection opponent Congressman Cory Gardner on support for veterans, and Udall is doing it in what is a near-million-dollar first-round of Spanish-language television ads that will run through Election Day....

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August 26, 2014 Elections 2014, Immigration, Just In: Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

In tight CD6 race, Coffman makes risky bet on ‘sleaze’ offensive

  IT is August and electoral campaigns are settling into what they hope will be their most winning lines of attack. Congressman Mike Coffman, the […]...

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August 22, 2014 Elections 2014, In-Depth, Political Ad Watch, Politics, The Beats

Colorado gay rights group honors Boulder Clerk Hall, other allies, celebrates gains

Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall on June 25 began marrying same-sex couples. It was simple, really, is how she makes it seem. ...

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August 19, 2014 Civil Rights

Steyer ad attacks Gardner for bad votes on environment, of course

  ENVIRONMENTAL politics group NextGen Climate Colorado, bankrolled by billionaire Tom Steyer, launched an ad today attacking Colorado Republican U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner. It […]...

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August 19, 2014 Environment/Energy, Just In: Elections 2014, Political Ad Watch

In debate, Romanoff lashes incumbent Coffman to most-terrible Congress ever

The old joke -- that the worst part of running for Congress is winning -- doesn't get the problem exactly right, not this year at least....

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August 18, 2014 Elections 2014, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

Coffman-Romanoff congressional race takes shape in first two debates

  In their second debate in two days, Sixth District Congressman Mike Coffman, who is seeking reelection, squared off with challenger Andrew Romanoff, former state […]...

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August 15, 2014 Just In: Elections 2014

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Rocky Mountain Climate Watch: Who wants to visit the cryosphere?

It would be hard to do a climate change journey without visiting the cryosphere, that part of the Earth’s surface which is frozen all the time. The biggest slices are at the poles, but the rest is in the high mountains.

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THE BLOGS

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Ferguson from the Mile High City

  Three of us on the wrestling team were headed to a downtown Turkish sauna to sweat off a few pounds before the next day’s […]

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EVENTS

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Open Media, Open House

IT’S THE END of summer, but don’t despair. We’re throwing a party this Thursday night, between 7 and 9, and you’re invited. It’s an open house, sort of, […]

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