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The Beats:

A short list of select topics

Excessive-force trial throws spotlight on notorious Denver jail

  For four years, two months and 13 days, Denver’s official rap on Marvin Booker has been that the street preacher died of natural causes […]...

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September 22, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, The Beats

Fed Judge: No press exemption for Citizens United in Colorado

DENVER – Judge Brooke Jackson issued a curt decision today refusing to issue a federal injunction that would have allowed Citizens United to air and […]...

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September 22, 2014 Elections 2014, Political Ad Watch, Politics, The Beats

As climate protests dominate headlines, Gardner champions Keystone oil pipeline

  Colorado Congressman and candidate for U.S. Senate Cory Gardner delivered this week’s Republican Party address. He is one of the swing-state candidates on whom […]...

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September 22, 2014 Elections 2014, Environment/Energy, Just In: Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

Hello Colorado, it’s still me, John

  John Hickenlooper is generally a crowd pleaser, but in a debate earlier this month against Bob Beauprez, he said something that drew scoffs and […]...

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September 19, 2014 Elections 2014, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Littwin: Karl Rove’s sad, mad, pretend JeffCo coffee klatchers

  It’s no mystery why Republicans keep losing the women’s vote in Colorado (personhood/abortion/birth control). But if you’re even slightly confused, come with me for […]...

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September 19, 2014 Littwin, Littwin Columns, Political Ad Watch, Politics, The Beats

Udall not changing the topic at all

  A women’s right to legal abortion and full access to reproductive health services, including contraception, remains at the center of the message war waging […]...

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September 16, 2014 Health, Just In: Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

Karl Rove wants to start a ‘real conversation about issues that matter’

  Republican strategist Karl Rove is planning a full $6 million political advertising assault on Colorado voters in the coming weeks in support of U.S. […]...

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September 16, 2014 Elections 2014, Health, Just In: Elections 2014, Political Ad Watch, Politics, The Beats

Sara Barwinski, a minority of one on Hickenlooper fracking commission

  Sara Barwinski is one of the 19 members of the new oil-and-gas task force formed last month by Gov. John Hickenlooper to address concerns […]...

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September 16, 2014 Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: War? What war?

Al Hunt makes the case, first made by Thomas Jefferson, that Barack Obama needs congressional approval to fight the war against the Islamic State....

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September 16, 2014 Elections 2014, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver Post guv poll: Beauprez, Hickenlooper race a tossup

  Bob Beauprez is running just about even with John Hickenlooper in the Colorado governor’s race, according to the latest Denver Post poll. The margin […]...

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September 11, 2014 Elections 2014, Just In: Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

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Climate paradox: More snow, less water?

Juggling Colorado’s already stretched water resources is going to get even tougher in the decades ahead.

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THE BLOGS

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Mike Keefe’s animal magnetism

The Colorado Independent and Beacon Reader have joined forces to help bring Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mike Keefe’s work back to Colorado readers on a weekly basis.

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EVENTS

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Watch: Pulitzer-winning Mike Keefe talks cartooning, independent media

ike Keefe has been a Colorado editorial cartoonist for three decades. He left the downsizing Denver Post in 2012, the year after he won a Pulitzer prize, and now he’s working with the Colorado Independent. Join our virtual event.

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