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Politics:

Waging peace, 150 years after the Sand Creek Massacre

ON this 150th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre, an effort is underway to scrub Colorado maps of the name Chivington. Longmont did so in […]...

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November 28, 2014 Politics, The Beats

Payday loan policy and the art of legislative compromise

DENVER — De Jimenez is a single mother of three. She works in medical records and one of her children is in college. She recently […]...

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November 18, 2014 Politics, The Mix

Littwin: In the Senate, mature or ambitious, not both

  This won’t surprise you, but the story of Cory Gardner’s ascent to the Senate and to national prominence is already being rewritten, in the […]...

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November 11, 2014 Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Koch-backed groups move fast post-election to head off wind-power tax credit

Conservative groups funded by the oil billionaire Koch brothers dumped millions of dollars this year into electing Republicans to Congress, and now they are looking to take advantage of coming Republican control on Capitol Hill. ...

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November 10, 2014 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Watchdogs hound Udall: Release CIA torture report

Government watchdogs who have been alarmed by national security overreach lost a champion on Capitol Hill this week when U.S. Senator Mark Udall failed in his bid for re-election, but they see a silver lining in his defeat....

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November 7, 2014 Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Wiretap: Obama and the Senate were always battling

The argument between Obama and Harry Reid came two months after Obama won re-election and as Congress, and the nation, faced the infamous "fiscal cliff." The rift has yet to heal....

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November 7, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Statehouse control to be settled by Adams County vote totals

  Ballots from last-minute voters in Adams County will determine the fate of at least one incumbent Democrat in the Colorado Senate and two in […]...

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November 6, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

GOP candidates push hard for state control over federal lands

  Republicans aren’t just gunning for control of both houses of the State Legislature on Tuesday, they’d also like state government to take over millions […]...

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November 3, 2014 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats

Statetap: Election news and blues

The battle of the yard sign rages on in El Paso County, where Democratic candidate Irv Halter's signs are being stolen, vandalized and replaced. Officially, no one has seen anything, knows anything about anything....

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November 3, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Ted Cruz champing at bit to hold GOP-led Senate hearings

Cruz wants to get Washington working! First order of business is to repeal Obamacare and hold hearings “looking at the abuse of power... the lawlessness that sadly has pervaded this administration.” ...

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November 3, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

EVENTS

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Honoring a whistleblower

Please join us Thursday, December 11, for the presentation of The Colorado Independent’s first annual whistleblower award.

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TWITTER

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Global warming takes bite out of Colorado ski season

Normally temperatures at resort elevations this time of year drop into the teens and 20s every night. This season, only a few light frosts have tinged the valleys, leaving the slopes bare and dry.

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THE BLOGS

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Critic Robert Denerstein on Foxcatcher and wrestling with a difficult subject

The movie is named for du Pont’s Pennsylvania estate and it’s partly about the ways in which a deluded rich man tried to buy his way into a fantasy version of himself.

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