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Wiretap: Considering a Republican Senate

What will a Republican Senate look like? Will it increase dysfunction or will Republicans work with Obama to get things done. Democrats wonder: Which would be worse? ...

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October 30, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Wanna win an election? Make like a bumpkin.

"Someone once said, if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. Well, I wouldn’t wish Washington on a dog,” drawls the Harvard Law grad running for his sixth term in Congress....

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October 29, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: A New York Times multi-point Obamacare inspection

  Is Obamacare working? That’s a complicated question, nearly as complex as the law itself. The New York Times did a full-scale investigation and found, […]...

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October 28, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

WATCH: Actual women in politics debate the “war on women”

The Colorado Independent’s editor, Susan Greene, sits down with two of Colorado’s leading female politicians — Rep. Amy Stephens (R – Castle Rock) and House Majority […]...

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October 27, 2014 Events

Wiretap: The astonishing horror of ISIS captivity

In a terrifyingly sad and astonishing story in the New York Times, Rukmini Callimachi tells of the lives lived by the hostages in the days they were held by ISIS. ...

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October 27, 2014 The Mix

Wiretap: Bowling with Ebola

Dr. Craig Spencer rode the New York subways and bowled ten frames with his friends before being diagnosed with Ebola. Doctors really do make the worst patients....

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October 24, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Midterm-election nation, a Republican-heavy America

The voting population swings dramatically to the right in the midterms. That's obviously a big problem for Democrats in 2014. But it might be even a bigger problem for Republicans in 2016....

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October 22, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Democracy Now! Denver Double Whammy

On Democracy Now! tomorrow, The Independent's Susan Greene on the historic $4.65 million jury verdict against the city of Denver for the 2010 city-jail excessive force killing of Marvin Booker, and columnist Mike Littwin on Colorado’s dead-heat races for governor...

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October 16, 2014 Events, Upcoming Events

Wiretap: Ebola as limited medical problem; large psychological problem

  An Ebola-infected nurse boarded a Frontier Airlines flight from Dallas to Cleveland, and the Ebola crisis moved to full-blown Ebola panic. It’s not just […]...

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October 16, 2014 The Mix

Wiretap: We designed the chemical weapons we were looking for in Iraq

C.J. Chivers reports on the pre-1992 chemical arms buried in Iraq. They were used in Iraq's war with Iran and then found new victims between 2004 and 2011: American and Iraqi troops....

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October 15, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix


Female panelists discuss 2014 election, debate ‘war on women’

Editor Susan Green, Laura Carno, Kelly Maher and Laura Chapin dissect the much-discussed War on Women amidst a Colorado campaign season almost exclusively focused on women’s issues, but in which little policy has been discussed and few women’s voices heard.

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Desert drought dust ups avalanche danger in Colorado backcountry

We all know what a blanket of fresh snow is supposed to look like, but for the last 10 years, the snows falling in parts of the Colorado Rockies have been far from virgin white and fluffy.

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