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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

Romanoff out-raises Coffman, despite eschewing PAC money

The numbers underline support for the Romanoff candidacy but they advertise the feasibility of a fundraising strategy the candidate has adopted that has been criticized as unrealistic. ...

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June 13, 2014 Elections 2014, Uncategorized

On the digital stump: Mike Kopp

  Last week we introduced you to each of the four candidates and campaigns in the June 24 GOP gubernatorial primary: Mike Kopp, Tom Tancredo, […]...

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May 27, 2014 Elections 2014, Uncategorized

ELECTIONS 2014

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Gardner and Udall have raised and spent millions, but the real money is independent

In what’s shaping up to be one of the most influential congressional races in the nation, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall raised $1.74 million during April and May and spent just over $2 million. His Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, raised just over $1.5 million and spent roughly $600,000.

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THE BLOGS

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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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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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