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Education:

Wiretap: Lots of college debt, no college degree

The real problem is not the barista poet. It's the person with school debt who doesn't finish school. According to Brookings, the average amount of debt in those households has doubled over the last two decades....

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June 24, 2014 Education, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Swarthmore President Rebecca Chopp appointed DU Chancellor

Chopp is a renowned scholar of progressive religious movements in America, a likely draw for DU, given the political and innovative history of its own theology program at the Iliff School....

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June 12, 2014 Education, Just In

Wiretap: Republican immigration ‘strategery’ grows more tragi-comic

From Florida comes a peek at the kind of wriggling strategery we can expect from the Republican Party on immigration reform over the next, what, decade or so? Dreamers there won a comically hedging boost this week. Meantime, in Texas......

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June 10, 2014 Civil Rights, Education, Health, Immigration, Just In, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: Jobs, Obamacare both booming

In the last 12 months the economy added 2.38 million jobs and 2014 is on track to be the best year for job creation since 1999. Also: 1 million jobs gained in the health care sector since Obamacare passed into...

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June 6, 2014 Civil Rights, Education, Environment/Energy, Just In, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: Mental health intervention versus gun control

"The sobering fact is that there is little we can do to predict or change human behavior, particularly violence; it is a lot easier to control its expression, and to limit deadly means of self-expression."...

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May 28, 2014 Education, Elections 2014, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: The case for reparations

"Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our moral debts, America will never be whole."...

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May 23, 2014 Civil Rights, Education, Elections 2014, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats

To care and be cared for

Despite not snagging as many headlines as last session’s civil unions and gun control measures, voices from all corners of the state have called the 2014 session a historically good one for women. ...

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May 5, 2014 Education, Health, In-Depth, Politics

Wiretap: Obamacare’s solvable Latino problem

There was a slow Spanish-language launch, a sense that Hispanic concerns weren't being heard, a delay in the president making a direct appeal. But: All that can be remedied....

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May 2, 2014 Civil Rights, Education, Environment/Energy, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Guv signs budget; local-control ghost bill makes racket; lots of bills pass

This year's "long bill" includes more money for public safety, $144 million for flood and wildlife recovery and $100 million to make higher education in the state more affordable....

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April 30, 2014 Capitol Notebook, Civil Rights, Education, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: As if ‘Brown v. Board of Ed’ never happened

"Segregation as it is practiced today may be different than it was 60 years ago, it is no less pernicious."...

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April 18, 2014 Civil Rights, Education, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats

ELECTIONS 2014

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Chris Christie in Colorado to campaign for Bob Beauprez

  DENVER — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a tour of downtown Denver today with Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez.  The pair stopped off at […]

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THE BLOGS

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News Poem: ‘Belongings’

A two-year-old child survived by clinging to a ladder.

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EVENTS

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‘It ain’t Latin’: A news-stained poetry happening

Where are poetry and journalism coming together today? Right here at the Colorado Independent and live in Denver, July 26 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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