Security tight as Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood reopens after mass shooting

The Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, shut down after the Nov. 27 mass shooting, will open its doors for business once again next week, with limited space, under […]...

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February 8, 2016 Health, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Go Broncos. I still won’t let my sons play football.

At the bank yesterday, my teller wore not only a Peyton Manning jersey and Broncos nail extensions, but also “eye black” as a fashion statement. […]...

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February 4, 2016 Health, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Lawmakers: Stop investigating Planned Parenthood

Five members of Congress, including Denver Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette, are calling on their Republican colleagues to end the investigations into Planned Parenthood. The request […]...

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February 2, 2016 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Parents to lawmakers: Open records of nonprofits serving people with disabilities

Twenty Colorado nonprofits that spend public dollars to serve people with disabilities should be required like government agencies to provide detailed financial records and other information […]...

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February 2, 2016 Health, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Lawmaker postpones voting against unpaid parental leave to take his sick kid to the doctor

Last week Rep. Kevin Priola asked the House Education Committee to postpone a vote on a bill that would allow parents to take an unpaid leave […]...

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January 29, 2016 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

How the GOP is trying to outlaw abortion — even after the clinic shootings

Colorado Republicans have long waged battles against government funded contraception and abortion. This legislative session promises to be no different. Months after a shooting that left three […]...

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January 28, 2016 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Flummoxed by Colorado’s universal health care ballot measure? You’re not alone

FRISCO, CO — As the crowd emptied into the dark of a snowy parking lot from a packed community center in this mountain ski town […]...

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January 27, 2016 Health, Just In, The Mix

Organizers drop recall efforts against Windholz, demanding she step down

The group organizing a recall against state Rep. JoAnn Windholz told The Colorado Independent today they plan to drop their effort. Instead they will focus on […]...

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January 26, 2016 Health, Just In, The Mix

Guv bashes Colorado Care, irking some fellow Dems

  ColoradoCare, the November ballot measure that seeks to set up a single-payer health care system in Colorado, recently got a thumbs-down from Gov. John […]...

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January 25, 2016 Health, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Rally to remove JoAnn Windholz hits the Capitol Tuesday

Rep. JoAnn Windholz referred to Planned Parenthood as the “real culprit” in the shooting at a Colorado Springs clinic. Tuesday, activists will rally at the […]...

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January 23, 2016 Health, Just In, The Mix


Video: Meet Denver’s district attorney candidates

The Colorado Independent hosted an Oct. 20 discussion between three of Denver’s four district attorney candidates at Denver Open Media. The video, below, is preceded by […]

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Lawyers for two ex-Colorado governors say Hickenlooper hospital plan is legal

  As Coloradans wait for an opinion from Republican Attorney General Cynthia Coffman over what’s become the biggest political debate in Colorado, two former executive branch lawyers are weighing in with their […]

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