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News Poetry: (Survivors)

Language is like eating ice cream, with a fork.  I apologize to another person for forgetting their birthday  and wonder if it’s possible to forget […]...

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December 14, 2017 Just In, news poems, The Mix, Uncategorized

Dozens of gravely ill Coloradans request aid-in-dying medication in policy’s first year

An estimated 45 to 55 terminally ill adults have requested prescriptions for life-ending medication in the year since Colorado voters legalized medical aid-in-dying, advocacy group […]...

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December 14, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

NEWSFLASH: FCC votes to repeal net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission, led by Chairman Ajit Pai, voted this morning to repeal 2015 net neutrality rules and thus allow internet service providers to […]...

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December 14, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Gentrification is changing Denver schools. These steps aim to address that.

To address declining enrollment and combat segregation, Denver Public Schools should consider a number of steps including creating a clear and community-driven process for consolidating […]...

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December 14, 2017 Education, Housing, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Guest Post: I, Too, Am Qualified

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to provide […]...

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December 14, 2017 Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Just In, The Mix

The Home Front: ‘There is no contingency plan’ for the estimated 90k Colorado families who rely on CHIP for basic healthcare

“Everyone from government officials to late night hosts are sounding the alarm as the Child Health Insurance Program runs out of money, putting almost nine […]...

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December 14, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Home Front, The Mix

Wiretap: Sure, GOP lost in Alabama, but that doesn’t mean anyone’s backing down on taxes

If you think Republicans were afraid that their tax-cut bill is being seen as a boon to the rich, think again. In the House-Senate compromise […]...

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December 14, 2017 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Littwin: Will somebody please tell Cory Gardner that Republicans lost in Alabama?

Excuse me if I take the local angle on the huge national story, in which Democrat Doug Jones shocked the political world by getting himself […]...

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December 13, 2017 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Should judges in Colorado be able to seal criminal court records without a uniform standard on secrecy?

In a terse letter, a committee of the Colorado Supreme Court has rejected CFOIC’s call for a uniform standard for sealing court files in criminal […]...

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December 13, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

News Poetry: Hating Hillary

My sister starts a story she heard       from a wealthy Miami restaurateur                 leans close this is […]...

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December 13, 2017 Just In, news poems, The Mix, Uncategorized

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Don’t miss: Citizens’ Climate Lobby Energy Speaker Series

Members of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby are proud to offer their Monthly Energy Speaker Series, an opportunity for learning and community engagement on the important […]

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Colorado lawmakers could change how they handle harassment complaints. Here’s why. And what you should know about harassment at the Capitol.

A month after a wave of sexual harassment allegations crashed over the Capitol, top lawmakers on Friday will hold a high-stakes meeting about how they […]

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