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Colorado schools gave out nearly 1,800 suspensions to young students with disabilities last year
May 14, 2018 / No Comments

Getting sent home from school became a constant for Ben Wankel’s second-grade son last fall. It started simply enough: The cafeteria was too noisy, his […]... > read more

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Former Anadarko brass slam company for safety risks, callousness
May 08, 2018 / 4 Comments

Six former Anadarko employees have come forward on behalf of investors to describe a culture of corporate callousness that puts profits before safety. The six […]... > read more

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Greene: Former jury foreman in capital case made to reckon with his ‘racial stereotypes and prejudice’
April 28, 2018 / 7 Comments

Carl Dubler would prefer that I not write this. The software marketer from Centennial served as foreman of the 2009 jury that convicted and handed […]... > read more

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Dryland: Farmers in tough places to do agriculture are innovating for climate change
April 03, 2018 / No Comments

“Dryland” farmers on the high plains of Colorado grow their crops with whatever falls from the sky—no irrigation, no pumped groundwater—just what Mother Nature delivers. […]... > read more

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Colorado’s grand bargain to create a national model for redistricting
March 29, 2018 / 2 Comments

Two groups that were readying for a major battle on your ballot in November over how Colorado draws its political lines have laid down their […]... > read more

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Greene: Despite promises of reform, Hancock and team failed to seek answers, accountability in excessive force homicide
March 19, 2018 / No Comments

A disturbing report outlines Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration’s inaction in response to sheriff’s deputies’ killing of a mentally ill homeless man in Denver’s jail. The […]... > read more

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Undocumented: A life, a home and a family in the rural West
March 19, 2018 / No Comments

This story is the first in a series that examines a community grappling with uncertainties around immigration in one of Colorado’s poorest rural counties. Before […]... > read more

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GREENE: Mennonite criminal investigator will take the stand in capital case. Here’s why her testimony could be pivotal.
March 12, 2018 / No Comments

(This story has been updated.) The investigator who has spent nearly two weeks in jail for refusing to testify for prosecutors in a death penalty […]... > read more

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Colorado governor’s race: It’s caucus day. Here’s what you should know.
March 06, 2018 / 3 Comments

Colorado voters are primed for the governor’s race of a generation. It starts in earnest today.  With more than a dozen Democratic and Republican hopefuls […]... > read more

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Colorado’s oil and gas regulatory agency is running out of money – fast
February 21, 2018 / No Comments

As the state grapples with the aftermath of last April’s fatal pipeline explosion in Firestone and a fervent demand by residents to better regulate the […]... > read more

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In La Plata County, a heated effort to oust environmentalist commissioner
February 15, 2018 / No Comments

To hear La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt tell it, the breaking point was a chance meeting with Sen. John McCain. Last May, Lachelt traveled […]... > read more

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Indy takes fight over Brauchler’s office misconduct files to Supreme Court
February 01, 2018 / 2 Comments

The Colorado Independent has turned to the state Supreme Court for help in our fight to unseal records about prosecutorial misconduct in a death penalty […]... > read more