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Benevento resigns from Douglas County Board of Education

Douglas Benevento, one of the four conservative reformers on the controversial Douglas County Board of Education, announced this morning he’s stepping down, effective immediately. Benevento […]...

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August 17, 2016 Blog, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Top Stories

Rain barrels in Colorado – what you need to know

Are you ready for rain barrels? Next Wednesday, August 10 is the first day that most Colorado residents can legally collect rainwater off their roofs […]...

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August 2, 2016 Blog, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Top Stories

Its downtown jail packed, Denver readies a ‘deteriorating’ old building for inmates

Denver’s downtown jail, opened in 2010 by then-Mayor John Hickenlooper, was supposed to provide enough space at least until 2035. But now, under Mayor Michael […]...

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June 24, 2016 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Politics, The Mix, Top Stories

Latest redistricting proposal bound to fail, say minority lawmakers

Too little, too late. That’s how several minority lawmakers feel about the latest draft of a ballot measure that purports to outlaw gerrymandering in Colorado. […]...

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February 19, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Top Stories

Keefe on the Native American mascot fight

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March 25, 2015 Civil Rights, Keefe, The Beats, The Mix, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Gardner’s win a crown jewel for GOP

  In a night of many Republican victories, none was sweeter for those at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center on Tuesday than the Senate […]...

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November 5, 2014 Election 2014: US Senate, Elections 2014, Just In, Top Stories

Gardner ousts Udall from U.S. Senate

At the Hyatt Regency DTC on Tuesday night, everyone was a resident of Yuma. Or wanted to be. “Is anyone here from Yuma?” asked Senator-elect […]...

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November 4, 2014 Center Well, Election 2014: US Senate, Elections 2014, Top Stories

Coffman routs Romanoff in 6th CD

  Congressman Mike Coffman waltzed to a double-digit victory over Andrew Romanoff to represent Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, with Romanoff conceding in a speech to […]...

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November 4, 2014 Election 2014: Congressional District 6, Elections 2014, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Gardner builds lead that may be insurmountable

Republican Congressman Cory Gardner appears in preliminary election returns to have unseated incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Udall in a hard-fought campaign that was indicative of a national GOP wave against an unpopular president....

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November 4, 2014 Center Well, Election 2014: US Senate, Elections 2014, Just In, Top Stories

Udall: ‘I relish the competition’

By Steve Lipsher and Marianne Goodland Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, enduring a bruising battle in the form of a challenge from Republican Congressman Cory […]...

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November 4, 2014 Election 2014: US Senate, Elections 2014, Top Stories, Uncategorized

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LIVE DEBATE COVERAGE: Caldara and Littwin on Clinton and Trump

What could we at The Colorado Independent possibly do to capture both the absolute absurdity and the critical importance of tonight’s opening-round debate between Donald Trump and […]

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The Home Front: More oil-and-gas death coverage, an Air Force colonel found dead at home, and more

Nearly every Colorado newspaper showcased coverage of last night’s presidential debate on the front page. But they also carried local news items. Here’s the morning’s […]

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