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Dozens of gravely ill Coloradans request aid-in-dying medication in policy’s first year

An estimated 45 to 55 terminally ill adults have requested prescriptions for life-ending medication in the year since Colorado voters legalized medical aid-in-dying, advocacy group […]...

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December 14, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Should judges in Colorado be able to seal criminal court records without a uniform standard on secrecy?

In a terse letter, a committee of the Colorado Supreme Court has rejected CFOIC’s call for a uniform standard for sealing court files in criminal […]...

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December 13, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

News Poetry: Hating Hillary

My sister starts a story she heard       from a wealthy Miami restaurateur                 leans close this is […]...

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December 13, 2017 Just In, news poems, The Mix, Uncategorized

GUEST POST: Hickenlooper’s Climate Leadership Undermined by Coal Mine Support

The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to provide […]...

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December 7, 2017 Environment/Energy, Guest Posts, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Littwin: If tolerance is the issue in the Masterpiece case, how could the same-sex couple lose?

A man and a woman walk into a bakery and ask the baker to make them a wedding cake. The baker asks the couple if […]...

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December 5, 2017 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

The gay wedding cake, the baker who wouldn’t make it, and the legal crusade behind him

Jack Phillips wants to talk. “But I can’t, not without my lawyers here,” laments the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner whose refusal to make a cake for […]...

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December 5, 2017 Civil Rights, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

DougCo school board: Koch group lost the battle but aims to win the war

In Colorado, the Nov. 7 Election Day in Douglas County didn’t mean the end of efforts by Americans for Prosperity, the political arm of the billionaire […]...

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December 1, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver teacher elected to school board resigning to comply with conflict-of-interest policy

A Denver teacher recently elected to the school board announced Monday that she is resigning her teaching position to comply with a policy barring employees […]...

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November 29, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

A minimum salary for Colorado teachers? State officials may ask lawmakers to consider it.

As part of a broad plan to increase the volume of high-quality teachers in Colorado, state officials are considering asking lawmakers to take the bold […]...

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November 22, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

This Colorado physicist’s gospel of energy efficiency is taking hold. But is it too late?

Amory Lovins recently traveled from his home near Aspen to talk about growing bananas at 7,100 feet in the Colorado Rockies. The house was built […]...

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November 22, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

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Don’t miss: Citizens’ Climate Lobby Energy Speaker Series

Members of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby are proud to offer their Monthly Energy Speaker Series, an opportunity for learning and community engagement on the important […]

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The Home Front: ‘There is no contingency plan’ for the estimated 90k Colorado families who rely on CHIP for basic healthcare

“Everyone from government officials to late night hosts are sounding the alarm as the Child Health Insurance Program runs out of money, putting almost nine […]

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