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The massacre in iambic pentameter
April 22, 2014 / No Comments

  David Mason, the son of Colorado natives, is a literature and creative writing professor at Colorado Collage and the state’s poet laureate. He grew […]... > read more

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The unlikely agitator
April 21, 2014 / 1 Comment

Monica Martinez-Vargas knows what it’s like to be invisible.... > read more

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Ludlow: One hundred years of silence
April 18, 2014 / No Comments

For three generations, one topic was out of bounds for the Petrucci family. Ludlow.... > read more

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Gay marriage: Round Two at the Tenth Circuit in Denver
April 17, 2014 / 2 Comments

The U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the second of two gay marriage cases Thursday afternoon, wrapping up the arguments phase in what is the first round of federal cases testing the constitutionality of state gay-marriage bans. ... > read more

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Gardner fact check: He and Udall voted for same Medicare ‘cuts’
April 17, 2014 / 4 Comments

The congressman repeated a line that has become a staple of Republican stump speeches around the country, but he went beyond stretching the truth and twisted it into an ironic tangle.... > read more

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Cracking Colorado’s rural healthcare conundrum
April 16, 2014 / 4 Comments

On the eastern plains, patients outnumber their doctors 5,000 to one. That is about the same ratio at which patients out number doctors in Afghanistan. In Denver that ratio is just over 1,300 to one. The Health Institute estimates that a single prima... > read more

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Campaign cash: Keeping up with the congressional candidates
April 15, 2014 / 1 Comment

Colorado Independent is updating the big numbers from congressional candidates as they file quarterly reports with the Federal Election Commission on April 15.... > read more

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Colorado GOP primaries: Divisive or unifying?
April 14, 2014 / No Comments

With a crowded governor's race and congressional and legislative primaries, Republicans look for a balance between competition and cohesion.... > read more

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Gay marriage in Denver: What happened, what’s happening this month at the U.S. Tenth Circuit
April 14, 2014 / 2 Comments

  DENVER– A panel of three judges at the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals here last week grilled lawyers presenting arguments in a Utah […]... > read more

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Rocky Mountain Gun Owners PAC: Big bang for small bucks
April 11, 2014 / No Comments

The conservative gun-rights group's political arm doesn't spend much, and its results are mixed. But Rocky Mountain Gun Owners gets plenty of cred in Republican primaries.... > read more

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Gay marriage comes to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
April 10, 2014 / No Comments

A key chapter in the story of gay marriage in the United States opens today in Denver, where the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the pathbreaking Utah case that in December struck down that state's 2004 ban on same-sex ma... > read more

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American lovers, risk takers, hummus makers
April 03, 2014 / 3 Comments

Derek Kitchen and Moudi Sbeity are gay and in love and not married. They want to be married, and they could have been married, except it wouldn’t have been exactly right. Kitchen and Sbeity like to do things right.... > read more