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The Snowden era: Tom Engelhardt interviews Laura Poitras

  As voters begin casting their ballots in Colorado, many have lamented the issue-free campaigns that have dominated this year’s midterm election season. One of […]...

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October 20, 2014 Civil Rights, Elections 2014, Just In: Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

Jury hands down historic ruling in Denver deadly excessive-force trial

A federal jury has delivered what may be the costliest verdict yet in a Denver excessive force case. The $4.6 million jury award to Marvin […]...

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October 14, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Vatican winks at twenty-first century

Church bishops released a document calling for the church to welcome gay people, cohabiting couples and divorcees. It doesn't change church doctrine but, hey......

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October 14, 2014 Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado’s swift, swerving trip to marriage equality

Jubilant supporters of marriage equality here Monday said that, in hindsight, the glimmer of victory shone in defeats....

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October 7, 2014 Civil Rights, Elections 2014, In-Depth, LGBTQ, The Mix

High court non-decision brings marriage equality to one-time ‘hate state’

"I'm shaking with emotion, I've been shaking all day," said Kate Burns, standing before the Federal 10th Circuit Court in Denver. ...

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October 6, 2014 Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

AG Suthers: Gay marriage will be legal in Colorado

  BOULDER, Colo. — The Supreme Court on Monday decided to green-light gay marriage in at least five states by deciding not to hear any […]...

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October 6, 2014 Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Utilities hate your rooftop solar panels, of course

What's the fuss? This: If 10 percent of the energy market were to go to rooftop solar, utility earnings could take as much as a 40 percent hit....

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September 30, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Supreme Court to begin reviewing gay marriage cases

Many believe Kitchen v. Herbert, the case that overturned Utah's gay marriage ban, will be among the most-compelling to the justices. ...

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September 29, 2014 Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Littwin: Don’t know much about AP history

  Don’t know much about history. — the late, great Sam Cooke Don’t know much about AP history. — the not-quite-so-great Julie Williams As you […]...

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September 26, 2014 Civil Rights, Elections 2014, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

JeffCo students walk out, join in battle over proposed curriculum reform

  A student-walkout movement that started small yesterday, with dozens of Evergreen High School initiating the action, has spread today, with reports that hundreds of […]...

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September 23, 2014 Civil Rights

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Desert drought dust ups avalanche danger in Colorado backcountry

We all know what a blanket of fresh snow is supposed to look like, but for the last 10 years, the snows falling in parts of the Colorado Rockies have been far from virgin white and fluffy.

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THE BLOGS

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Keefe: Cory Gardner as Colorado’s surrealist candidate

You see, he’s not lying. He is “challenging our preconditioned perceptions of reality.”

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EVENTS

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Democracy Now! Denver Double Whammy

On Democracy Now! tomorrow, The Independent’s Susan Greene on the historic $4.65 million jury verdict against the city of Denver for the 2010 city-jail excessive force killing of Marvin Booker, and columnist Mike Littwin on Colorado‚Äôs dead-heat races for governor and U.S. Senate.

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