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Author : Kelsey Ray

Colorado’s Young Republicans reimagine the party’s future at festive masquerade ball

Last Friday night, Colorado’s Federation of Young Republicans drew a crowd of nearly 200 to a swanky ballroom in the the high-end Broadmoor hotel and […]...

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November 20, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Big money fails to stop Broomfield oil and gas measure

Despite an aggressive, high-dollar campaign from the oil and gas industry, Broomfield voters Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a measure to allow more local control over drilling […]...

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November 8, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Pueblo, Teller Counties face ACLU suit for jailing man six weeks without a court date

The ACLU of Colorado filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Pueblo and Teller County Sheriff’s Offices on behalf of Michael Bailey, a man who was […]...

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September 7, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver coalition releases step-by-step guide seeking to end school-to-prison pipeline

Denver education and community leaders Thursday launched a how-to guide to help more schools implement “restorative practices,” an alternative to traditional discipline methods that seeks […]...

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September 1, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Zinke: Don’t eliminate monuments, but “a handful” should be downsized

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended to President Donald Trump today that none of 27 national monuments under review should be eliminated — but “a handful,” […]...

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August 24, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

The Indy Weekly Podcast: Mythbusting the transgender military “burden”

In a series of three tweets Wednesday, President Donald Trump ordered a ban on transgender military service, citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption” as a […]...

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July 31, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

LISTEN: Why Marvin Booker’s family is alleging a coverup in their son’s death

Marvin Booker died seven years ago this month at the hands of officers at the Denver jail. But serious questions linger about the authenticity of […]...

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July 10, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The Indy Weekly Podcast: Why this lawyer would rather go to jail than “die without Medicaid”

Longtime disability rights advocate Carrie Ann Lucas is a dedicated activist, but she usually avoids risking arrest — she is, after all, an attorney. That […]...

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July 7, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Disabled activists arrested during healthcare protest in Cory Gardner’s office

Police arrested 10 disability rights activists, many in wheelchairs, on Thursday after a  58-hour sit-in protest in Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver office. The protest, which began Tuesday morning, […]...

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June 30, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats

What repealing Obamacare would mean for one rural Colorado hospital

San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center in Alamosa is a small hospital, with only 49 beds. But it is the only hospital within 121 […]...

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June 29, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats

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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 […]

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