Author : Staff Report

Wiretap: Utilities hate your rooftop solar panels, of course

What's the fuss? This: If 10 percent of the energy market were to go to rooftop solar, utility earnings could take as much as a 40 percent hit....

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September 30, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Hong Kong scary

This is a big deal. Hong King citizens fear promises made to them nearly 20 years ago about democratic rights by the central government in Beijing are being broken....

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September 29, 2014 Elections 2014, Environment/Energy, The Mix

Wiretap: Obama’s war

He's found his inner George Bush. No, he's embarked on something altogether new. No, he's a man of peace making the case for war....

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September 25, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: We’re no-vote bombing, which is just fine with election-year Congress

We don't know what the plan, what the risks are or what the costs might be. But, hey, we'll think about that after November....

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September 24, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: U.S. leans on Kurds to save country Kurds want desperately to leave

America wants the Kurds to do two incompatible things: One, to save Iraq from ISIS and, two, to then resist seceding from Iraq....

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September 23, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Students stoke CU-CSU rivalry in voter registration showdown

  Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day — a reason as good as any to stoke the rivalry that burns between Colorado’s two biggest universities. […]...

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September 22, 2014 Elections 2014, Just In: Elections 2014

Wiretap: 400K of the fed up rally in NYC to break climate change political paralysis

They took climate change to the streets of Manhattan Sunday, and an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 marchers showed up. The signs said, "There is No Planet B."...

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September 22, 2014 Environment/Energy, The Mix

Wiretap: All pep, where’s the action on climate change?

In New York, in advance of the big United Nations confab on climate change, they’re planning a pep rally for the future of the planet. ...

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September 19, 2014 Elections 2014, The Mix

Drilling down: Denver tops world list for Google-searches on fracking

  Our choice of words matters in debates over fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, Sarah Gilman writes in High Country News. Whether we’re talking about an […]...

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September 18, 2014 Environment/Energy, Just In: Elections 2014

Wiretap: 100 years of demonizing the minimum wage, Koch style

All the scary stuff you hear about raising the minimum wage? We’ve been hearing the same stuff for a century and mostly it's wrong....

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September 18, 2014 The Mix, Uncategorized

Climate paradox: More snow, less water?

Juggling Colorado’s already stretched water resources is going to get even tougher in the decades ahead.

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Mike Keefe’s animal magnetism

The Colorado Independent and Beacon Reader have joined forces to help bring Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mike Keefe’s work back to Colorado readers on a weekly basis.

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Watch: Pulitzer-winning Mike Keefe talks cartooning, independent media

Mike Keefe has been a Colorado editorial cartoonist for three decades. He left the downsizing Denver Post in 2011, the year after he won a Pulitzer prize, and now he’s working with the Colorado Independent. Join our virtual event.

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