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Health:

Wiretap: In the culture wars, women still losing

The Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision is just the latest example of how women's rights are being abridged. It's not only women who are losing, though. Republicans are losing, too....

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July 7, 2014 Civil Rights, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: Letting the highways crumble

It will cost a few hundred thousand jobs, hurt the infrastructure and stall the economy, because we can't increase the gas tax....

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July 4, 2014 Environment/Energy, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Udall website tracks Gardner’s continuing support for personhood

The site asks "Is Cory Gardner still sponsoring personhood?" It's a straightforward question but it's one that's shot-through with schadenfreude....

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July 2, 2014 Elections 2014, Health, Political Ad Watch, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: Defending the embattled rights of corporations

The Hobby Lobby ruling is a minefield. What other companies can avoid what other laws based on what other religious beliefs? ...

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July 1, 2014 Civil Rights, Health, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Littwin: Gardner in Hobby Lobby land

There seems to be some disagreement about how the Hobby Lobby ruling will play out politically on the national stage. There's no question how it will play out politically in Colorado....

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July 1, 2014 Civil Rights, Health, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision knocks up Colorado politics

Reactions in Colorado were nearly immediate and came from both politicians and advocacy groups, who all see the decision throwing added fuel on the already-hot topic of womens' health in the upcoming election. ...

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June 30, 2014 Health, Just In

Wiretap: The sad, ugly interactions of the abortion-clinic buffer zones

Her 16-week-old fetus was given zero chance of coming into the world alive. It had no kidneys, no bladder, no anus. Its legs were fused together. And the people were there to yell, "You're killing your unborn baby."...

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June 27, 2014 Civil Rights, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats

McLachlan: Supreme Court ruling strengthens Colorado bubble bill

The Supreme Court's unanimous decision, today, to overturn the Massachusetts law creating a 35-foot do-not-approach zone around abortion clinics is actually an affirmation of Colorado's version of the law according to state Rep. Mike McLachlan, who defended the "bubble bill"...

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June 26, 2014 Health, Just In

Colorado eyes Supreme Court ruling knocking down abortion-clinic buffer zone

The law struck down today was based in part on Colorado's "bubble bill," a first-in-the-nation law passed in 1993 that set up a floating 8-foot zone anywhere within 100 feet of a clinic. ...

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June 26, 2014 Civil Rights, Health, Just In

Colorado drilling regulators halt injection-well activity in reaction to Greeley quake

In the wake of news that a second earthquake this month has shaken an are north of Greeley around a fracking "injection well," Colorado regulators have directed High Sierra Water Services to suspend operations there. ...

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

ELECTIONS 2014

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Gardner and Udall have raised and spent millions, but the real money is independent

In what’s shaping up to be one of the most influential congressional races in the nation, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall raised $1.74 million during April and May and spent just over $2 million. His Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, raised just over $1.5 million and spent roughly $600,000.

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THE BLOGS

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News Poem: ‘Birds of the Flood’

In the morning, the dog puked after lapping from a puddle. / He refused a bowl from the tap as if he knew better.

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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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