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Gardner fact check: He and Udall voted for same Medicare ‘cuts’
April 17, 2014 / 2 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 / 2 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 / 2 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

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Storify: Saturday’s county assembly roundup
March 31, 2014 / No Comments

Some June 24 primary races are just now heating up, while others are nonexistent after Saturday's county assemblies.... > read more

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Marshall’s embattled Colorado House candidacy highlights rift on the right
March 27, 2014 / 3 Comments

Nathaniel Marshall was reportedly recruited to run for office by Tim Neville, a prominent Colorado Republican politician with close ties to far-right kingmaker Dudley Brown.... > read more

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Opting Out
March 24, 2014 / 13 Comments

It’s that time of year when tens of thousands of Colorado school kids are sharpening their No. 2 pencils, rolling up their sleeves and filling […]... > read more

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JeffCo GOP sets stage for state Senate primary
March 22, 2014 / No Comments

Jefferson County Republicans set up two potentially nasty state Senate primary races Saturday.... > read more