Author : Staff Report

Wiretap: The world is aflame, again

It's an horrific bloody summer. It's not the first and it won't be the last. The good news is that the horrific bloodiness of this summer will fade in memory, as did the horrific bloodiness of past summers. ...

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July 28, 2014 Civil Rights, Health, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: Judge overturns Longmont fracking ban

  The Colorado fracking wars continue. A Boulder County judge has overturned Longmont’s fracking ban even as the issue may be headed to the ballot […]...

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July 25, 2014 Just In

Wiretap: Another botched execution

  It was another botched execution – this time in Arizona. It took nearly two hours for murderer Joseph Wood to die. As in the […]...

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July 24, 2014 Just In, Uncategorized

Wiretap: Courts duel in Obamacare rulings

  The D.C. Circuit delivered what Megan McArdle called a “body blow” to Obamacare. It could even be worse than that. The court, in a […]...

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July 23, 2014 Just In

Wiretap: Mixed messages from Ukraine crisis

  It’s a difficult problem for Vladimir Putin: How can he find a way out of the Ukrainian crisis without seeming to compromise? As of […]...

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July 22, 2014 Just In

Wiretap: The dangers of proxy war

  John Lee Anderson reminds us in the New Yorker of the dangers of the proxy war. Vladimir Putin is learning that lesson all too […]...

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July 21, 2014 Just In

Court says ‘no’ to Oklahoma ban on same-sex marriage

  The same-sex marriage ban in Oklahoma violates the U.S. Constitution, a three-judge panel of the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has found. This […]...

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July 18, 2014 Just In, LGBTQ, Uncategorized

Wiretap: A plane down, a region out of control

  We don’t know yet who shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, causing the death of 298 people, but David Remnick writes in the New […]...

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July 18, 2014 Just In

Wiretap: Refugee children at the (political) border

  James Oliphant asks in the National Journal why Barack Obama won’t call the kids at the border “refugees.” It’s the same reason he has […]...

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July 17, 2014 Just In

Wiretap: No legislative detour for local control of fracking

  Eli Stokols reports that John Hickenlooper will announce today that he has given up on his bid to call a special session of the […]...

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July 16, 2014 Just In


Chris Christie in Colorado to campaign for Bob Beauprez

  DENVER — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a tour of downtown Denver today with Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez.  The pair stopped off at […]

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News Poem: ‘Belongings’

A two-year-old child survived by clinging to a ladder.

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‘It ain’t Latin’: A news-stained poetry happening

Where are poetry and journalism coming together today? Right here at the Colorado Independent and live in Denver, July 26 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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