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Author : Susan Greene

Colorado’s ethics watchdog will stop watching. Here’s why.

Colorado Ethics Watch, the nonprofit that has made transparency and accountability in state and local government its business since 2006, is shutting down in December. […]...

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October 5, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Denver DA launches grand jury probe into handling of Taser in preacher’s killing

Denver prosecutors are launching a grand jury investigation into the handling of the weapon that city sheriff’s deputies used in 2010 to kill a homeless […]...

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September 28, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

The Gray Box: The inhumanity of solitary confinement

This story, written by Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene, is among the work for which she is being honored this week by the ACLU of […]...

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September 25, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Three men still on Colorado’s death row after judge denies capital appeal

This story has been updated. A judge today denied a five-year appeal by Sir Mario Owens, a man convicted for the 2005 witness killing of […]...

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September 14, 2017 Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs

Attorney general may have exceeded power in death penalty prosecution

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman’s office is facing accusations that it overstepped its power in a death penalty case. One of Coffman’s top aides, Assistant […]...

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September 4, 2017 Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Greene: School bus aide gets 20 months for brutalizing autistic student

On my way into a Boulder courtroom Friday morning, I expected to see a blank-eyed defendant slumped in her chair, indifferent to the crimes for […]...

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August 25, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

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

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Leadership at the League of Women Voters in Colorado split over redistricting campaign

The president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado, a nonpartisan voter education group that lent its name and credibility to a revamped campaign to […]

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