Author : John Tomasic

Shoppin’ for Obamacare and switchin’ to country music; hikin’ the minimum wage; dissin’ school mascots

Susan Greene: Hello Coloradans. Happy High Noon. Today, facing off against news columnist Mike Littwin are Krista Kafer — cohost of Kelley and Co. on […]...

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March 25, 2015 Uncategorized

Former Colorado House Majority Leader Amy Stephens on women in politics and facing down fear, threats, stalking

In Colorado over the past few election cycles, partisan sniping and ideological battles have moved beyond distracting and annoying to become scary. Exaggerated and ugly […]...

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March 25, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Footage from the Florida climate denial frontline

This is what political denial looks like in Florida, where Republican Gov. Rick Scott has allegedly banned state officials from uttering the term “climate change.” […]...

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March 24, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Lessons on downturns from the Western Slope for local governments around the country

On the Western Slope in Colorado, the coal industry is dying, oil-and-gas drilling is slowing down and plans to resuscitate uranium mining have tanked. Residents […]...

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March 20, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats

‘Gun grabbers’ rhetoric never to fade at Colorado capitol, because it sells

Rough-and-tumble “no compromise” Rocky Mountain Gun Owners is a major player in Colorado politics, mainly due to the way it pressures Republican lawmakers from the […]...

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March 20, 2015 Just In, Politics, Uncategorized

Obama, the Vice interview

President Obama has been doing a tour of non-traditional media outlets in recent weeks. Vice, the still relatively edgy, mega-funded, multi-stream, youth(ish)-oriented journalism source landed […]...

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March 17, 2015 Just In

Gay rights activist Marc Solomon: Americans will see latest religious freedom efforts as discrimination

“The religious freedom argument is off,” said Marc Solomon, a key figure in the long-haul grassroots campaign that has been dropping jaws over the last […]...

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March 9, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In

It’s religious freedom day at the Colorado General Assembly

Despite setbacks, in Colorado, the religious freedom movement shows no sign of flagging. ...

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March 9, 2015 Civil Rights, The Mix

National Republicans really, really want to defeat Colorado U.S. Senator Bennet

How badly is the Republican National Committee pining to defeat swing-state Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet next year? Very, very badly. A fundraising email today […]...

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March 6, 2015 Just In

Polis: Solution on pot is not another dead-end lawsuit but to pass my federal legalization bill

This time, it’s the sheriffs. Led by Larimer County’s Justin Smith, sheriffs in Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska say they’re facing a “crisis of conscience” brought […]...

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March 5, 2015 Health, Just In


Video: Why Colo hasn’t elected a female governor or U.S. senator

The Colorado Independent hosted Talking Colorado Women in Politics, March 4, 2015, at The Mercury Cafe.

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