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Colo. Republicans Adopt ‘Can-Do’ Attitude Toward Now-Likely Non-Mail Recall Elections

DENVER -- Democrats and Republicans are trailing divergent paths in reaction to the shock ruling here Monday evening by a district court judge that will force the state to rewrite recall ballots with less than a month to go before...

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August 15, 2013 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Blogs, Top Stories
Colorado Rep. Coffman Targeted by League of Conservation Voters

Colorado Rep. Coffman Targeted by League of Conservation Voters

Mike Coffman, Republican representative of Colorado's now toss-up Sixth Congressional District, is drawing fire from long-established national environmental group the League of Conservation Voters. ...

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August 12, 2013 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Republican Recall Candidates Hit with Abortion Politics Mailers

Republican Recall Candidates Hit with Abortion Politics Mailers

Campaign mailers underlining the anti-abortion views of Republican state senate candidates Bernie Herpin and George Rivera reportedly landed in southern Front Range voter mailboxes over the last two days, stoking flames in the already hot recall elections organized in response...

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August 10, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics, Top Stories
ICE Frees Colorado Immigration Activist Jeanette Vizguerra

ICE Frees Colorado Immigration Activist Jeanette Vizguerra

What would you do if your mother, thousands of miles away, was dying and it would jeopardize your immigration status to see her one last time?...

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August 9, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Immigration, Marijuana, Politics, State Budget, Top Stories

Morse Campaign Charges Bias in Gessler-Approved Recall Ballot Language

ON WEDNESDAY, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s office signed off on ballot language for the state’s first-ever lawmaker recall election, where Democratic state Senate President John Morse will effectively face Republican City Council Member Bernie Herpin. ...

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August 9, 2013 Center Well, Politics, The Blogs, Top Stories

Buck Already Drawing Energetic Support and Determined Attacks

Weld County Republican D.A. Ken Buck announced Wednesday he is running to represent Colorado in the U.S. Senate, looking to unseat first-term Democrat Mark Udall. The news made a splash, firing up conservative supporters hungry for a substantial Republican candidate...

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August 8, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Just In, Politics, Top Stories

Immigration Activists Demand Reform, Denounce Deportations

DENVER -- One speaker told of a harrowing border crossing intercepted by a drug cartel seeking hostages. Another of attempts to free her teen daughter from detention in Arizona. Another, on a hunger strike, recalled the story of a detained...

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August 8, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Immigration, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, Top Stories

ATMOSFEAR: Scientists Find Gas Wells Leak Methane at Rapid Clip

Authors of a new study published recently in Geophysical Research Letters found that the natural-gas industry is failing to prevent significant amounts of its product from escaping into the air every day. The leaks result in a loss of millions...

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August 7, 2013 Center Well, Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, Top Stories
Lamborn Spearheads Coal Industry Push to Mine Near Streams

Lamborn Spearheads Coal Industry Push to Mine Near Streams

Colorado U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn is pressing to lift restrictions that keep coal mining companies from conducting operations within 100 feet of streams. ...

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August 2, 2013 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Gun-rights Protesters Stand Awkward Ground

Gun-rights Protesters Stand Awkward Ground

Though she doesn’t own a gun herself, Denver-resident Tina Griffiths is an avid gun-rights supporter, avid enough to come out to protest the national No More Names gun-control and remembrance rally in Aurora today, the anniversary of the Aurora theater...

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July 19, 2013 Marijuana, Top Stories, Uncategorized

ELECTIONS 2014

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Chris Christie in Colorado to campaign for Bob Beauprez

  DENVER — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a tour of downtown Denver today with Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez.  The pair stopped off at […]

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THE BLOGS

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News Poem: ‘Belongings’

A two-year-old child survived by clinging to a ladder.

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EVENTS

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‘It ain’t Latin’: A news-stained poetry happening

Where are poetry and journalism coming together today? Right here at the Colorado Independent and live in Denver, July 26 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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