Defining Dignity: Debate gets real over ‘right to die’ bill

“Suicide is someone intentionally causing their own death,” he said. “I don’t want to cause my own death. I’m not doing that. The cancer is doing that.”...

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February 6, 2015 Politics, The Mix

Hickenlooper State of the State: Colorado cooperation and random acts of kindness

DENVER —  Governor John Hickenlooper used his fifth State of the State speech today to paint his legislature, where Republicans control the Senate and Democrats control […]...

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January 15, 2015 Politics, The Mix

Waging peace, 150 years after the Sand Creek Massacre

I've traveled there to feel the cold bite of dawn, to pinch the soil where the blood ran, to whiff the acrid scent of burning sage offered by the Cheyenne who return each year to remember....

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November 28, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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


March Event: Talking Colorado women in politics at the Mercury Cafe

Colorado is a great state for raising women to elected office, but they only rise so far. It’s a problem we have yet to address.

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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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