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Candidates for CO governor are bankrolling their own races. Chances are, it won’t pay off.

Colorado’s 2018 governor’s race is shaping up to be a free-for-all. But this contest isn’t really “free” for some of the candidates. Several are putting […]...

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October 17, 2017 Campaign Finance, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

The Home Front: Boulder County commissioners file protests aimed at drilling plans

“Boulder County commissioners have filed two formal protests with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission aimed at plans submitted last month by 8 North […]...

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October 17, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Home Front, The Mix

The Home Front: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says ‘I’m not a very seasoned politician’

“After eight years as Denver’s mayor and seven as governor, John Hickenlooper still fumbles with the finer points of politics. The governor’s energetic warmth, which […]...

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October 16, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Home Front, The Mix

Who paid for ‘sponsored content’ and a ‘paid advertisement’ in Colorado’s weekly political newspaper?

This week, ColoradoPolitics.com, the state politics vertical of Clarity Media, which owns The Gazette newspaper in Colorado Springs, published on its homepage and in its print edition an item carrying this headline: […]...

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October 13, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

News Poetry: Of Diesels and Subterfuge

Of Diesels and Subterfuge Ordinary Tuesday, meaning evil & good are pulling on different ends of the same serpent. I am hardly bothered by their […]...

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October 13, 2017 Just In, news poems, The Mix

The Home Front: ‘2,500 children and pregnant mothers’ could lose health coverage in a Colorado county because of Congress

“After Congress let funding for the national Children’s Health Insurance Program expire at the end of September, local health care providers are working to educate […]...

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October 13, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Home Front, The Mix

The Home Front: Is a smoke-free proposal for downtown Denver a war on the poor?

“A proposal that would make the 16th Street Mall smoke-free isn’t about public health, opponents say, but about creating another means to push homeless and […]...

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October 12, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Home Front, The Mix

A GOP county commissioner, Lew Gaiter is running a low-key race for Colorado governor

Republican Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter has a rather unconventional campaign style in his bid for governor. He doesn’t boast of his fundraising prowess or […]...

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October 11, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

The Home Front: Colorado lawmakers accidentally passed a broad transparent money-in-politics law

“A new campaign finance law for Colorado school board races is causing headaches for candidates in the state’s top-line elections in 2018 — from governor […]...

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October 11, 2017 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Home Front, The Mix

News Poetry: Poetry Lesson after the Las Vegas Shooting

Do not write the word heart. Like every overused word, its meaning has bled out, the way snowflake, repeated, dissolves into sound. And thoughts becomes […]...

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October 10, 2017 Just In, news poems, The Mix

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Candidates for CO governor are bankrolling their own races. Chances are, it won’t pay off.

Colorado’s 2018 governor’s race is shaping up to be a free-for-all. But this contest isn’t really “free” for some of the candidates. Several are putting […]

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