Author : Tessa Cheek

Beauprez comments on curriculum clash strikes nerve in JeffCo

Comments made by Republican candidate for governor Bob Beauprez in an interview last Friday have struck a nerve in Colorado’s Jefferson County, where students, parents and […]...

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September 30, 2014 Just In: Elections 2014

Poll: Colorado Senate race voters care a whole lot about tax fairness

  A new poll from the left-leaning firm Public Policy Polling suggests that likely Colorado voters care about “tax fairness” even more than they care about […]...

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September 25, 2014 Just In: Elections 2014

GenOpp out with a LOL-er anti-Udall ad

  Hehe. But seriously “Tech Support” is the funniest ad I’ve seen this election cycle from the Koch-funded millennials group Generation Opportunity. Granted the laugh-bar […]...

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September 25, 2014 Just In: Elections 2014

Maligned ‘Obamacare’ succeeding big at pushing down insurance policy rate hikes

  One of the main goals of the Affordable Care Act is to stabilize the individual insurance market, where high and volatile rates for decades […]...

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September 23, 2014 Elections 2014, Health, Politics, The Beats

Fed Judge: No press exemption for Citizens United in Colorado

Citizens United is free to air and advertise its documentary targeting Gov. John Hickenlooper, but the group will have to tell Colorado voters who is paying to advertise the film....

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September 22, 2014 Elections 2014, Political Ad Watch, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Udall campaign marks sixth month since Gardner’s stand on personhood went slippery

  U.S. Sen. Mark Udall’s re-election campaign is celebrating the six-month mark of Republican challenger Congressman Cory Gardner’s wobbly stance on the anti-abortion personhood movement. […]...

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September 22, 2014 Just In: Elections 2014

Hello Colorado, it’s still me, John

  John Hickenlooper is generally a crowd pleaser, but in a debate earlier this month against Bob Beauprez, he said something that drew scoffs and […]...

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September 19, 2014 Elections 2014, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

“Pander” an app-based attack ad for #Millennials

  The Koch bros-funded young people’s group Generation Opportunity is out with a new anti-Senator Mark Udall attack ad this week called “Pander.” Riffing off the […]...

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September 19, 2014 Just In: Elections 2014

Throw-Back Beauprez: He joined Musgrave, Akin in 2006 push for federal gay-marriage ban

  DENVER — As state courts here and federal appeals courts around the country consider the constitutionality of Colorado’s same-sex marriage ban, Gov. John Hickenlooper […]...

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September 18, 2014 Just In: Elections 2014, LGBTQ

Bob Berwyn talks with KGNU about his crowd-funded climate-change reporting

"It's not only a crowd-funding website. It's also a journalism incubator. It really is a group of folks that help independent journalists raise money for specific types of projects."...

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September 17, 2014 The Mix

Climate paradox: More snow, less water?

Juggling Colorado’s already stretched water resources is going to get even tougher in the decades ahead.

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Mike Keefe’s animal magnetism

The Colorado Independent and Beacon Reader have joined forces to help bring Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mike Keefe’s work back to Colorado readers on a weekly basis.

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Watch: Pulitzer-winning Mike Keefe talks cartooning, independent media

Mike Keefe has been a Colorado editorial cartoonist for three decades. He left the downsizing Denver Post in 2011, the year after he won a Pulitzer prize, and now he’s working with the Colorado Independent. Join our virtual event.

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