Author : Tessa Cheek

Q&A: Klingenschmitt’s 72 hours of prayer, fasting and being ‘called of God’ launches state Senate run

Colorado Springs Republican Representative Gordon Klingenschmitt’s televangelist alter ego Dr. Chaps has made headlines for blending politics and scripture, most notably suggesting that President Obama is possessed by demons and using the […]...

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April 23, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado sheriffs, immigration activists, lawmakers join forces for ICE-detainer reform

Last summer Alejandro Menocal was about to be released from the Adams County Jail, where he had served time for dodging court fines. But before […]...

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April 23, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

Legislature requires universities to get “SANE” in face of campus sexual assault

“I lay there at 20 years old thinking, ‘OK, this is how I’m going to die,'” said Kimberly Weeks, testifying last week before the Senate Education […]...

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April 22, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Criminal Justice, Health, Just In, The Mix

Libertarian leanings forge unexpected, bipartisan bonds

While the political realities of a split legislature — Dems dominating the House and GOP the Senate — have spawned a legion of fascinating, impassible bills known as "The Walking Dead," a second, more philosophical divide had yielded unexpected bipartisan...

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April 21, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Health, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Lawmakers debate the right to record and keep footage of police

A 12-year old girl in Golden shoots cellphone video of an arrest. Police cuff her and take her phone. A man outside a Lakeside Walmart […]...

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April 21, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

Walking Dead: Doomed-to-die bills and the Colorado lawmakers breathing life into corpses

Each session, zombie bills lurk at the Colorado Capitol. Minimum wage increases, high-capacity-magazine-ban repeals, the Parent’s Bill of Rights, the gay-conversion-therapy ban – these are just a […]...

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April 21, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, In-Depth, The Mix, Uncategorized

Homebuilder advocates increase contributions to Mayor Hancock; he testifies for industry’s bill

Homebuilder advocates gave at least $16,200 to Mayor Michael Hancock’s reelection campaign, states a report Ethics Watch released today. This is a hike in industry […]...

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April 21, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Immigrant janitor joins other workers to Fight for $15

Denver – Immigrant janitor and father Javier Elizalde works full time but does not make enough money to feed his family. On April 15, Tax […]...

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April 17, 2015 Education, The Mix

Teenagers’ robot “Clawdius Seizer” invades Capitol

It clacked and whirred at a booming pitch across the marble tile. Its single red light blinked like an eye. It jerked and pivoted between […]...

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April 16, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Victims of Denver’s housing stampede weigh in on perennial construction-defects bill

James Roy married three years ago and has a two-year old baby. For nine months he and his wife have been looking to buy the […]...

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April 16, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Politics


Drilling into Colorado fracking: A panel discussion – April 30

The governor’s drilling task force has wrapped up its work and Coloradans are wondering what’s next with fracking policy. Colorado Independent Managing Editor John Tomasic […]

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News Poem: ‘To Live in this Cemetery’

is to see the paradox of what we are / the fragile iron of our blood

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