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Author : Susan Greene

PARCHED: Anticipated tab for state water plan doubles in less than two years

Implementing Gov. John Hickenlooper’s ambitious water plan likely will cost at least twice what the administration projected. When releasing the statewide strategy in 2015, James […]...

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August 11, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Water, Water

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Tired of reading about elected officials pushing journalists around? Me, too. Help fortify our newsroom. Help us do our work. Two generous supporters of The […]...

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July 6, 2017 Donate, Events, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Use your words – (Re)introducing news poetry

Dear readers, You may have noticed The Independent’s occasional departure from straight news into postings with stanzas and without punctuation. We call those news poems, […]...

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June 28, 2017 Events, Just In, news poems, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

EXCLUSIVE: Slain preacher’s family alleges Denver officers rigged Taser evidence

The family of the homeless street preacher killed in Denver’s jail in 2010 wants the new district attorney to investigate whether the officers responsible switched […]...

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June 27, 2017 The Mix, Uncategorized

GREENE: Slain preacher’s family alleges that Denver officers rigged Taser evidence

The family of the homeless street preacher killed in Denver’s jail in 2010 wants the new district attorney to investigate whether the officers responsible switched […]...

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June 26, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, Uncategorized

News poem: YOU CAN DO ANYTHING

I moved on her like a bitch. … Yeah, that’s her. With the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start […]...

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June 2, 2017 news poems, The Mix

Report: Subprime lending giant’s add-on “loan protections” put borrowers at risk

Leon Martinez never expected to fall prey to a sucker loan. “You read about it. You hear about it happening to people. And you kinda […]...

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May 23, 2017 In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

GREENE: In opposing appeal of landmark oil-and-gas ruling, Hick is more talk than action

A constitutional crisis. The phrase kept popping up Thursday when Attorney General Cynthia Coffman seemed to have bucked Gov. John Hickenlooper’s wishes by appealing a […]...

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May 20, 2017 Environment/Energy, FRACTURED, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, Uncategorized

Denver’s safety oversight board blasts Hancock administration’s decision in jail killing case

The board that reviews disciplinary decisions in Denver’s Safety Department says it’s “extremely troubled” by Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration’s handling of the officers involved in […]...

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May 8, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Cause of Colorado home explosion: Uncapped, abandoned line, ‘fugitive gas’

An abandoned underground pipe running from a nearby Anadarko Petroleum well to the foundation of the Firestone home that exploded last month had not been […]...

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May 2, 2017 Environment/Energy, Health, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs

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We at The Indy send a delighted thank you to our readers who were able to make Friday night’s fundraiser at the Mercury Café! It was a […]

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Will the Colorado GOP block unaffiliated voters from its 2018 primaries? It seems unlikely but there’s a movement to do it

Last week, the Colorado Republican Party said it would take a vote next month to determine whether to scrap its June 2018 primary elections now […]

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