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Author : Tessa Cheek

The art of border crossing: Patricia McInroy’s “Cruzando Caminos”

  After years working as a photojournalist where the United States meets Mexico, Patricia McInroy was surprised to stumble across the border in downtown Denver. She’d had gone […]...

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December 12, 2014 Friday Culture, The Mix

Latino Forum extends olive branch-invite to Hickenlooper, pushes police reform

The Colorado Latino Forum made it clear today that they haven’t forgotten Gov. John Hickenlooper’s controversial statements on immigration reform last month, in which he […]...

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December 11, 2014 Just In

Lawmakers unanimously support sweeping CO exchange audit

Colorado Connect for Health maintains it did not use federal dollars on voter outreach or lobbying....

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December 10, 2014 The Mix

CO high court denies Gessler appeal, ending campaign finance disclosure case

DENVER — The Colorado Supreme Court yesterday ended a multi-year battle over campaign finance rules that pitted Secretary of State Scott Gessler against nonprofits Colorado […]...

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December 10, 2014 Just In

WATCH: Udall responds to CIA torture report

After a seven month battle over redactions, hundreds of thousands of petitioners and polling that showed nearly 70 percent of Americans supported it, the Senate […]...

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December 9, 2014 Just In

Udall, transparency advocates herald release of macabre CIA torture report

Today the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee released declassified information from a report detailing shocking and macabre use of torture by operatives of the Central Intelligence Agency in […]...

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December 9, 2014 Uncategorized

The Petitioner: After years, Congolese grandmother united with grandaughter

While Odette Mukaji Kasal fried meatballs in her Colorado Springs kitchen, her adopted granddaughter Rose Nseya stared quietly out the window, mesmerized by the snow. It was some of the first snow she’d ever seen....

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November 26, 2014 Immigration, The Mix

Immigration action: Sí se pudo! ‘It’s a little bit “Ya we did” and a little bit ‘Ya he did’”

At the front of a packed room at Denver’s 100% De Agave Thursday night, Lupe Santibáñez and her husband Carlos Sepulveda stood perfectly still, arms around each other and wet eyes fixed on one of the half dozen screens that...

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November 21, 2014 Immigration, The Mix

Speaking their names: Aurora student talks undocumented parents

They're not abstract lawbreakers, freeloaders or hardworking community members unfairly relegated to the shadows. Naza thinks his family is really just so normal....

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November 21, 2014 Immigration, The Mix

Dems Hamner and Young join powerful budget committee, Duran and May exit

Just after she was elected the first female Democratic Speaker of the House, Boulder Rep. Dicky Lee Hullinghorst was tasked with replacing two of the most powerful […]...

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November 19, 2014 Just In, State Budget

EVENTS

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Video: Colorado Independent honors a whistle-blower

Watch the podcast of our interview with Chris Blumenstein, winner of The Colorado Independent’s first annual whistleblower award.

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Global warming takes bite out of Colorado ski season

Normally temperatures at resort elevations this time of year drop into the teens and 20s every night. This season, only a few light frosts have tinged the valleys, leaving the slopes bare and dry.

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