Denver’s $6M civil rights agreement makes holiday bittersweet for family of slain preacher Marvin Booker

As Thanksgivings go, this one is bittersweet for the Rev. Spencer Booker. Yesterday, he got word that Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration is agreeing to pay […]...

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November 27, 2014 Uncategorized

The Night After: More Denverites take the streets post-Ferguson decision

  It was night #2, post- the Ferguson-no-indictment decision, and things flared up in Denver. The evening started with some speeches in front of the […]...

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November 26, 2014 Just In, Uncategorized

Mike Keefe on ‘poisoning the well’


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November 21, 2014 Uncategorized

Obama pushes ahead on immigration reform: A Wiretap roundup

Outlets around the country are considering what the president's plan might look like, what precedent it relies upon and, of course, what the political fallout might be as Republicans react with blind rage. ...

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November 20, 2014 Uncategorized

Statetap: ‘We don’t even open the windows anymore’

Fumes from the oil and gas tank battery across the street from his home in Weld County sent Len Toews to the emergency room last year. Despite new regulations, Colorado's air isn't getting any cleaner. ...

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November 17, 2014 The Mix, Uncategorized

Report: Transgender Coloradans still struggle to receieve adequate health care

“To go to the place where I felt I could get care, which was the VA, and to be denied was awful. It was so awful, I didn’t step foot in a VA for the next three years.”...

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November 14, 2014 Civil Rights, Health, The Mix, Uncategorized

Watchdogs hound Udall: Release CIA torture report

Government watchdogs who have been alarmed by national security overreach lost a champion on Capitol Hill this week when U.S. Senator Mark Udall failed in his bid for re-election, but they see a silver lining in his defeat....

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November 7, 2014 Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Coffman routs Romanoff in 6th CD

  Congressman Mike Coffman waltzed to a double-digit victory over Andrew Romanoff to represent Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, with Romanoff conceding in a speech to […]...

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November 4, 2014 Election 2014: Congressional District 6, Elections 2014, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Colorado Election 2014 Photo Gallery

A collection of the photography from the Colorado Independent online newspaper's coverage of the 2014 Colorado elections....

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November 4, 2014 Just In, Uncategorized

Udall: ‘I relish the competition’

By Steve Lipsher and Marianne Goodland Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, enduring a bruising battle in the form of a challenge from Republican Congressman Cory […]...

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November 4, 2014 Election 2014: US Senate, Elections 2014, Top Stories, Uncategorized


Honoring a whistleblower

Please join us Thursday, December 11, for the presentation of The Colorado Independent’s first annual whistleblower award.

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Global warming takes bite out of Colorado ski season

Normally temperatures at resort elevations this time of year drop into the teens and 20s every night. This season, only a few light frosts have tinged the valleys, leaving the slopes bare and dry.

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News Poem: ‘Law’

For the clatter of broken bullets / four hours on the pavement

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