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The Beats:

A short list of select topics

Report: Top CO Dems help back 2016 pro-fracking causes

  Top Colorado Democrats, including those who led an effort to turn the state blue more than a decade ago, “have warmed to the frackers,” according to […]...

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May 24, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Colorado Springs to vote on controversial Broadmoor land swap today

  NPR calls them “driveway moments”— when you’re listening to something so good you turn off your engine and wait in the driveway until the […]...

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May 24, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Hickenlooper’s slinging his book just in time for the DNC

Gov. John Hickenlooper has been telling anyone who will listen for months that he has no interest in serving as Hillary Clinton’s vice-presidential pick. Can […]...

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May 24, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Littwin: Deep end: Trump invokes Vince Foster suicide conspiracy

Congratulations if you had Vince Foster on your Donald Trump fantasy league team. It was a bold pick, but, when it comes to the Donald, […]...

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May 24, 2016 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Reader’s view: Charter schools aren’t dodging Colorado laws

Golden View Classical Academy parent Floyd Borakove wrote to The Colorado Independent in response to Marianne Goodland’s May 1 story, “How charter schools are dodging Colorado laws.”    The […]...

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May 24, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Community voice: Learn the facts about your DA race

What do you know about your district attorney? The Denver Justice Project sees this role as the most influential in the criminal justice system. The […]...

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May 24, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Elbert Co. still hasn’t released minutes of ‘Jerry Springer-like’ commission meeting from 2015

Six months after a controversial, contentious meeting of the Elbert County Commission, county residents are still waiting to read the meeting minutes....

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May 23, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Group explores shifting Colorado to a presidential primary

  Republicans and Democrats alike said they wanted Colorado to have a presidential primary after a messy caucus night in March. With no legislative solution […]...

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May 23, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Why Colorado’s largest labor group won’t endorse Michael Bennet

The state’s largest labor union, the Colorado AFL-CIO, is not endorsing incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet for re-election, showing just how much the issue […]...

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May 23, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Business group asks Guv to reconvene lawmakers over the Hospital Provider Fee

  The pro-business group Colorado Concern wrote a half-page letter in Sunday’s Denver Post encouraging Gov. John Hickenlooper to call a special session to reclassify […]...

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May 23, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Truth, Lies and Videotape: Political TV ads in an election year

Feeling bombarded with all of the political ads on TV this time of year? Ready to tune out of campaign season? Don’t get overwhelmed – […]

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