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Denver EPA meeting Tues and Wed already full with speakers

  With its first-ever plan to reduce carbon emissions through power plants, the Environmental Protection Agency’s nationwide public hearings this week are expected to be […]...

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July 28, 2014 Environment/Energy, Uncategorized

Wiretap: Another botched execution

  It was another botched execution – this time in Arizona. It took nearly two hours for murderer Joseph Wood to die. As in the […]...

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July 24, 2014 Just In, Uncategorized

Court says ‘no’ to Oklahoma ban on same-sex marriage

  The same-sex marriage ban in Oklahoma violates the U.S. Constitution, a three-judge panel of the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has found. This […]...

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July 18, 2014 Just In, LGBTQ, Uncategorized

News Poem: ‘Birds of the Flood’

In the morning, the dog puked after lapping from a puddle. / He refused a bowl from the tap as if he knew better. ...

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July 16, 2014 Movable Feast, news poems, Uncategorized

Wiretap: Thinking Colorado, voters ponder pot elsewhere

  Alaska and Oregon are the next two states to vote on legalizing marijuana. And the vote, Politico reports, will be a referendum on the […]...

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July 14, 2014 Just In, Marijuana
Immigration: the “Slap in the Face” Argument is based on “Bleeding Heart” Principles.

Immigration: the “Slap in the Face” Argument is based on “Bleeding Heart” Principles.

CONTENTION: The argument that increasing avenues for legal immigration would be a “slap in the face” to those who followed current law is an argument […]...

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July 12, 2014 Uncategorized

Same-sex couples dash to Denver clerk’s office for marriage licenses

DENVER Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson was in a meeting when the news hit: she could start issuing same-sex marriage licenses now, today. A judge had […]...

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July 10, 2014 In-Depth, Uncategorized

Charge dropped against sheriff’s captain who is ex-wife of Denver’s Sheriff

Also: Sheriff's Chief Frank Gale is put on leave as police probe alleged preferential treatment in city jail....

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July 1, 2014 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, Uncategorized

News Poem: ‘On CNN everything is broken’

On CNN everything is broken. / Unhooked before loss of signal / before the plastic castle and the chapel. ...

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July 1, 2014 Movable Feast, news poems, Uncategorized

The big schvitz

If you like the scorching summer clime in communities like Sterling or Lamar, you'll love Denver in 2050, when greenhouse gases will be so thick in the air that 100-degree days will be more common than not....

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June 16, 2014 Environment/Energy, Uncategorized

ELECTIONS 2014

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Chris Christie in Colorado to campaign for Bob Beauprez

  DENVER — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a tour of downtown Denver today with Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez.  The pair stopped off at […]

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THE BLOGS

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News Poem: ‘Belongings’

A two-year-old child survived by clinging to a ladder.

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EVENTS

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‘It ain’t Latin’: A news-stained poetry happening

Where are poetry and journalism coming together today? Right here at the Colorado Independent and live in Denver, July 26 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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