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Politics:

The unusual Candidacy of Kayvan Khalatbari

It’s a typical setup for a city council forum – the plastic card tables, stackable chairs, lukewarm coffee and trays of supermarket cookies and fruit […]...

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April 24, 2015 In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Q&A: Klingenschmitt’s 72 hours of prayer, fasting and being ‘called of God’ launches state Senate run

Colorado Springs Republican Representative Gordon Klingenschmitt’s televangelist alter ego Dr. Chaps has made headlines for blending politics and scripture, most notably suggesting that President Obama is possessed by demons and using the […]...

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April 23, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Libertarian leanings forge unexpected, bipartisan bonds

While the political realities of a split legislature — Dems dominating the House and GOP the Senate — have spawned a legion of fascinating, impassible bills known as "The Walking Dead," a second, more philosophical divide had yielded unexpected bipartisan...

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April 21, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Health, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Keefe: Rocky Mountain Gun Owners’ Dudley Brown shoots left, right and his own foot, too

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April 21, 2015 Just In, Keefe, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Homebuilder advocates increase contributions to Mayor Hancock; he testifies for industry’s bill

Homebuilder advocates gave at least $16,200 to Mayor Michael Hancock’s reelection campaign, states a report Ethics Watch released today. This is a hike in industry […]...

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April 21, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Gun-rights advocate Dave Kopel shoots criticism at Dudley Brown of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners

When it comes to passing gun control in Colorado, gun rights advocates seem to be imploding on the issue. Check out today’s edition of Colorado […]...

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April 17, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Mix

‘The Denver Post’ endorses personhood bill while Longmont victim stays neutral

It seems like every year Colorado Republicans try to give fetuses the same rights people have. This year, Senate President Bill Cadman and the GOP […]...

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April 17, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Colorado adopts eyewitness-testimony standards

Eyewitness identifications in criminal investigations are notoriously unreliable, as Nat Stein wrote about in The Colorado Independent in February. Old-fashioned lineups lead to false convictions; innocent people […]...

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April 17, 2015 Criminal Justice, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Transgender birth certificate bill crashes against anti-gay lobby

DENVER — “Like many of you, I never met a transgender person, until I met my daughter,” said Ben Taylor, an Australian with wiry hair […]...

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April 17, 2015 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Shocker: Medical marijuana testing and labeling bill survives kill committee

That photo above doesn’t look like much. Look closer, though. What you’re seeing is the moment after the Colorado Senate State Affairs committee — the […]...

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April 16, 2015 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Drilling into Colorado fracking: A panel discussion – April 30

The governor’s drilling task force has wrapped up its work and Coloradans are wondering what’s next with fracking policy. Colorado Independent Managing Editor John Tomasic […]

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News Poem: ‘To Live in this Cemetery’

is to see the paradox of what we are / the fragile iron of our blood

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