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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 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

Construction-defects bill may have failed, but lobbyists won big

Looking towards a repeat effort to make it more difficult for HOAs to sue developers over construction defects, homebuilders spent $158,000 in direct contributions to state lawmakers’ […]...

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April 29, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, Uncategorized

Lawmakers have six days to figure out what the Office of Consumer Counsel is and how to refund it

Representing Colorado consumers before the PUC and an assortment of federal agencies, the OCC has saved consumers $1.7 billion dollars, or $30 for every dollar spent to run the office. Even so, the OCC is set to expire unless the...

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April 29, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, Uncategorized

Lawmakers tank Homeless Bill of Rights; activists rail

“Shame!” “Shame!” cried a man in the back of the Capitol’s largest, packed committee room. The vote was not yet tallied, but it was clear: […]...

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April 28, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Mix

DIY hash-oil blasts spark debate over felony penalties

Here’s how it works: You buy cheap “trim,” the discarded leaves snipped from cannabis buds. You attach a screen to one end of a pipe and […]...

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April 27, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Criminal Justice, Health, Just In, Politics, Uncategorized

Fenberg’s climate-change candidacy for Colorado Senate

"Look, there’s no getting around the work we have to do on this. We have to maintain a livable planet. What’s the alternative?”...

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April 27, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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Drilling into Colorado fracking: A panel discussion – April 30

The governor’s drilling task force has wrapped up its work and Coloradans are wondering what’s next with fracking policy. Colorado Independent Managing Editor John Tomasic […]

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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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