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The Beats:

A short list of select topics

Wheat Ridge judge breaks the law jailing a man for court debt, argues ACLU

Wilburn Taylor has been criminalized for being poor by the city of Wheat Ridge, not once, but twice. In March of 2014, a Wheat Ridge […]...

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August 28, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado delegation splits on Obama’s Iran deal

In about two weeks, Congress is expected to vote on whether to back the deal regarding Iran’s nuclear weapons proposal. Congressional Democrats are beginning to […]...

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August 28, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Undocumented immigrant Jeanette Vizguerra celebrates small victory

The Colorado Independent has been following the story of Jeanette Vizguerra — an undocumented immigrant in Denver. There have been ups and downs in her […]...

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August 28, 2015 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix

Aurora theater shooting prosecutor George Brauchler ready to mull Senate run

Today – if all goes as scheduled — is the last day of the James Holmes trial. It’s also the first day of the rest […]...

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August 26, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Does Colorado’s death penalty have a race problem?

James Holmes killed more people during his movie theater massacre than Nathan Dunlap, Sir Mario Owens and Robert Ray combined. Dunlap, Owens and Ray, all […]...

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August 20, 2015 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Wiretap

Harassed for filming: Denver man says police violated his civil rights

The incident that set Levi Frasier’s high-profile lawsuit in motion took place August 14, last year. The 30-year-old saw four Denver police officers — two uniformed and […]...

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August 19, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Littwin: Donald Trump’s immigration bomb

OK, I admit it it, I’m a silver-lining kind of guy. And so when I read Donald Trump’s round-up-the-illegals-and-ship-’em-out manifesto – a point-by-point policy paper […]...

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August 18, 2015 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado lawmakers bump into death-row inmate Nathan Dunlap

In June, four Colorado legislators got face-to-face with death row inmate Nathan Dunlap, the Chuck E. Cheese killer whose execution was postponed last October by […]...

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August 17, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Reader’s view: “We can’t trust the EPA”

Nancy Lofholm reported for The Colorado Independent about many southwestern Colorado residents’ frustrations with the Environmental Protection Agency after the Gold King mine spill into […]...

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August 17, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Colorado is spending $343,473-plus on Scott Gessler’s $1,396.89 ethics violation

Former Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s fight with the Independent Ethics Commission over how he spent $1396.89 in office has already cost Coloradans $343,473, and the […]...

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August 17, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

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VIDEO: Drilling into Colorado fracking

In April, The Colorado Independent hosted a panel discussion at Denver Open Media about fracking in Colorado. It was hosted by former Managing Editor John […]

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