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Author : Rachel Cernansky

Humble prairie dogs thrive in open space for sale by rec district

As the move to sell open space in Jefferson County has riled homeowners in the Shadow Ridge development near Simms and Ward, prairie dogs have come to the forefront as residents point to the critters as being an indicator of...

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August 11, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy

Promiseland Livestock’s organic certification pulled over documentation issues

Last week, the USDA suspended the organic certification of Promiseland Livestock, one of the largest organic cattle companies in the country. The suspension came not as a result of proven violations of mandated farming practices, despite suspicions that the company...

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August 5, 2011 Center Well

Bill to slow sex trafficking in Colorado passes committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee took one step yesterday toward ending sex trafficking in Colorado, a crime that many do not know exists but which traps girls, many of them born and raised in Colorado, at an average starting age of...

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March 22, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Health, Politics

Brandon Shaffer brings bill to fight prostitution

Drive slowly down Colfax some evening and look closely at the action on the corners. You know you'll see hookers. You'll probably see johns. Look a little closer, though, and what will you see? Pay attention and you will see...

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February 23, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Health, Politics

Pueblo power debate: ‘All of the impacts, few of the benefits’

Xcel produces 1,410 megawatts of electricity in Pueblo -- enough to power at least a million homes -- but sells none of it to local residents. It does, indirectly, sell a percentage of that power to Pueblo households through Black...

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January 4, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Colorado schools stand to lose $1 billion if Amendment 60 passes

Colorado schools stand to lose $1 billion if Amendment 60 passes

If Amendment 60 passes in November, students across Colorado will know it. They will soon be in more crowded classrooms and are likely to have fewer after-school and enrichment programs, course offerings and textbooks. Colorado schools will lose more than...

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October 25, 2010 Center Well, Criminal Justice, Education, Politics, Top Stories
Officials say tax-slashing measures would devastate libraries

Officials say tax-slashing measures would devastate libraries

BOULDER -- Colorado's librarians are worried. Depending on what voters decide in the November election, libraries around the state could be forced to reduce their hours, slash services, and shut the doors to library branches entirely. ...

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October 1, 2010 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories

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An evening with Clarence Moses-EL

ATTENTION news junkies, civil libertarians, and anyone familiar with the twisted case against Clarence Moses-EL, who spent 28 years behind bars on a wrongful conviction: […]

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Denver East High principal Andy Mendelsberg out after investigation into cheerleading scandal

The principal of Denver’s biggest high school has retired after an investigation into how school district officials handled complaints about the actions of the school’s […]

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