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In Cory Gardner’s Yuma
February 17, 2017 / 3 Comments

YUMA, Colorado  — If you want to see the American political divide up close, pull up a chair around noon to the bar of the […]... > read more

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Video: When boom times fail the bottom line
February 16, 2017 / No Comments

It’s a paradox: In a booming economy, why would there be cuts to schools and local fire districts across Colorado? When the governor released recommendations […]... > read more

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Colorado’s Democratic Party is reshuffling: Will it feel the Bern?
February 07, 2017 / 4 Comments

A national group backed by Bernie Sanders and his supporters is making a push to shake up the Democratic Party in Colorado, one of the […]... > read more

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Violence is surging in Denver’s jails
February 01, 2017 / 2 Comments

  Assaults among inmates in Denver’s jails have increased 784 percent since 2011 and spiked dramatically in the past two years, according to data obtained […]... > read more

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Veterans feel ripped off by Colorado for-profit college
January 26, 2017 / 1 Comment

Mark Glogouski has a bad heart. He relies on a pacemaker and defibrillator to keep it pumping. His doctors have repeatedly told him to avoid […]... > read more

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Denver Sheriff’s Department is flailing, despite reform efforts
January 25, 2017 / 4 Comments

Fifteen months after Denver Mayor Michael Hancock appointed Sheriff Patrick Firman as a “change agent” to reform the city’s jails, deputies see conditions as unchanged […]... > read more

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Griego: My cousin, the Trump supporter
January 20, 2017 / 6 Comments

My cousin J Cruz comes over. He drives up from south of Denver to help me install some window shades, by which I mean he […]... > read more

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Greene: Mitch Morrissey leaves his fingerprint
January 13, 2017 / 4 Comments

It was a year ago this week, and noon hour at the Brown Palace. Members of Denver’s City Club lunched on pork loins with cherry […]... > read more

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Griego: The undeniable promise of Sun Valley
December 30, 2016 / 1 Comment

The rare celebratory press conference was held earlier this month in Sun Valley, the tucked-away Westside Denver community whose poverty has long been hidden on […]... > read more

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Obama’s lasting legacies in the West
December 28, 2016 / No Comments

This story originally appeared in High Country News. Eight years ago, President-elect Barack Obama wanted Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar to be his Interior secretary. David […]... > read more

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GREENE: The sad death of the happiest man in Denver
December 19, 2016 / 4 Comments

  I’ve been struggling to write about Sylvester Tally for three weeks now. With each interview I’ve done since his Nov. 28th suicide, I’ve heard […]... > read more

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Gov. Hickenlooper signed medical aid-in-dying into law today. Now what?
December 16, 2016 / No Comments

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Proposition 106 into law today, thus legalizing medical aid-in-dying in the state of Colorado. Qualified, terminally ill patients may now begin to […]... > read more