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The Beats:

A short list of select topics

Second try $20M Denver Schools bill survives kill committee

In a near-overnight partisan flip-flop, the Senate State Affairs Committee voted 3-2 today to pass a second effort at adjusting the amount of money Denver Public […]...

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May 5, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

VIDEO: ACLU slams Colorado Springs’ officers for racially-biased policing

Ryan and Benjamin Brown, two African American men, were out for a drive when white Colorado Springs police officers pulled them over. One officer pointed […]...

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May 5, 2015 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

State of emergency: Gridlocked lawmakers threaten consumer oversight over 911

When the Waldo Canyon fire blazed toward homes in 2012, the local 911 service issued a reverse call telling residents it was time to flee. But an […]...

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May 5, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

VIDEO: Did this protestor knock over this motorcycle cop?

Last Wednesday, a Denver cop fell off his motorcycle at a protest against police violence and confrontation ensued. Officers tackled and arrested demonstrators and shot […]...

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May 4, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Multimedia mashup: Seven Colorado-lawmakers’ attempts at police reform; protestors rally

A couple dozen protestors gathered outside the state Capitol on May Day, faces hidden and flags waving. They were trying to end police brutality. Meanwhile, […]...

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May 4, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver’s excessive force payouts twice as much as Baltimore’s

Baltimore has in the past four years paid out $5.7 million in police brutality settlements, The Baltimore Sun reported last fall. Since Freddie Gray’s death two weeks […]...

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May 1, 2015 In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Warring Colorado ‘gunners’ Caldara and Neville spar online

Jon Caldara, gun-lover and president of the libertarian Independence Institute, has dipped himself into a boiling vat of hot water and seems to be loving […]...

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May 1, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Construction-defects reformer Mayor Hancock makes campaign calls from office of Colorado’s largest homebuilder

On the morning of January 29, 2015, incumbent Mayoral candidate Michael Hancock spent 90 minutes making campaign calls from the offices of Oakwood Homes, “Colorado’s […]...

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May 1, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Tim Neville’s anti-abortion mobile clinic crashes into reproductive rights debate

Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton, distributed flyers on the Senate floor Thursday announcing that a mobile pregnancy counseling clinic, equipped with ultrasound technology, would be parked […]...

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April 30, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Health, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Afraid to lose: Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli pulled a McNulty and halted debate at end of legislative session

Florida Republican House Speaker Steve Crisafulli took a page from former Colorado House Speaker Frank McNulty on Tuesday. Crisafulli knew members of his Republican caucus […]...

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April 30, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Drilling into Colorado fracking: A panel discussion

The governor’s drilling task force has wrapped up its work and Coloradans are wondering what’s next with drilling and fracking policy in the state. Colorado […]

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Reader’s view: Tax-evader Douglas Bruce’s TABOR keeps voters from raising taxes, even when they thought they did

Anti-tax fanatic and now-convicted tax-evader Douglas Bruce sold us a bill of goods in 1992 when voters approved the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, or TABOR, […]

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