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Author : Marianne Goodland

JeffCo,Thompson school board races not heating up…yet

Update: Thompson board member Bryce Carlson announced on Friday he would not run for a second term. His statement is below. Wanted: Someone, anyone to […]...

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August 9, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Douglas County school board races could be nation’s most watched

The most closely-watched school board election in Colorado this year just may be who wins a crucial fourth seat on the Douglas County Board of […]...

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August 3, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats

The Home Front: an environmental bill of rights for Carbondale, Steamboat Ski Resort sold and a UFO enthusiast is on trial

“For the first time since 2010, federal dollars will be available for the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention program, and a bi-partisan group of Western […]...

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August 1, 2017 Just In, The Home Front

The Indy’s Marianne Goodland joins 710 KNUS’ Chuck & Julie to talk about the independent ethics commission

On Thursday, the Indy’s Marianne Goodland joined Chuck Bonniwell and Julie Hayden on 710 KNUS to talk about the Independent Ethics Commission: just what is […]...

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July 29, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Perl to run for Denver Clerk and Recorder

Peg Perl, who spent more than five years at Colorado Ethics Watch, is throwing her hat into the ring for elected office. Perl today told […]...

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July 27, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

PARCHED: As hundreds of thousands of people move to Colorado, a critical water supply report is years behind schedule

Editor’s note: Marianne Goodland reports on water issues for this ongoing series: PARCHED, which looks at conservation, the role of agriculture and storage, as Colorado […]...

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July 27, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Water

Ethics complaints on two lawmakers moves forward

Two ethics complaints against state lawmakers moved forward on Monday, one to a formal hearing and a second to another round in September. The Colorado […]...

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July 25, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Former U.S. drug czar Bennett: Colorado will come to regret legalizing marijuana

Those who oppose the legalization of marijuana are losing the battle, says the nation’s first drug czar, William Bennett, who served in that capacity under […]...

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July 24, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

ALEC Day 2: Betsy DeVos says school choice “is good politics because it’s good policy”

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos became the first member of the Trump administration to visit Denver, speaking Thursday to a noontime luncheon at the […]...

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July 20, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

ALEC in Colorado, Day 1: Protest and policy making

It might not be the smoke-filled rooms of old, where politicians hammered out deals in secret— but that’s only because smoking isn’t allowed in public […]...

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July 19, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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The Home Front: Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet unveils public-option health insurance bill

“Americans living in rural counties would get a public option for health insurance under a bill introduced by two U.S. senators,” reports The Grand Junction […]

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