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Meet the CIA whistleblower who exposed Bush’s torture program

It’s no longer a secret: The CIA tortured suspects in the War on Terror. We know this, in part, because John Kiriakou, who worked in CIA […]...

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February 12, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Can a Democrat pass a rural jobs bill in Colorado?

When Gov. John Hickenlooper boasts about Colorado’s strong economy, rural lawmakers say that only applies to the I-25 corridor — not to rural communities where […]...

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February 11, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Bomb threat shutters Statehouse. Tired dogs slow investigation

As hundreds of thousands of Broncos fans left Tuesday’s Super Bowl parade, a 4 p.m. bomb threat shut down the state Capitol, forcing nervous lawmakers, […]...

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February 10, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Littwin: Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump’s New Hampshire revolution

The winners in the New Hampshire primaries were, as you might have heard, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. In related news, the world has turned […]...

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February 10, 2016 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Critics worry proposed bill would disenfranchise voters

A proposal to change the availability of voting centers across the state is splitting voting rights groups between those who favor saving money and those […]...

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February 9, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Marijuana tax won’t fix Colorado’s budget woes

DENVER – When voters in Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, a new industry emerged, along with a new state revenue stream. According to early estimates from […]...

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

5 Republicans voted against Chicano History Week. Here’s why.

Joe Salazar, the embattled Democratic representative from Thorton, Colorado, had a victory this week. A measure he sponsored designating February 2-8 as Chicano History Week passed the […]...

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February 5, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Senate president praises Koch group: “AFP is a partner of ours”

DENVER, CO — Members of the billionaire Koch brothers-founded conservative group Americans for Prosperity showed up to the state Capitol Thursday to drum up lawmakers’ support. And […]...

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February 5, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The weakening of Latino political power in Colorado

Ruben Valdez believes there’s a tsunami coming to Colorado – a tsunami of Hispanic lawmakers who’ll be part of the changing face of state government […]...

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February 5, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Poll shows Sanders edging in on Clinton, Trump leads GOP pack

Bernie Sanders is closing the gap on Hillary Clinton nationally, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University. Clinton has 44 percent of Democratic voters, Sanders […]...

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February 5, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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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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Candidates in GOP US Senate race agree to agree

DENVER — Eager to understand what sets candidates apart in the crowded field of GOP contenders vying to unseat U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet this year? […]

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