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Quick on the draw: Cartoonist Mike Keefe and his thing about gun violence
October 04, 2017 / 2 Comments

Some of us here at The Independent have, in one way or another, been working with Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Mike Keefe for a few decades. We […]... > read more

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The Gray Box: The inhumanity of solitary confinement
September 25, 2017 / No Comments

This story, written by Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene, is among the work for which she is being honored this week by the ACLU of […]... > read more

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A group says it wants to end partisan redistricting in Colorado. Would its plan really do that?
September 16, 2017 / 2 Comments

A coalition that launched a revamped plan it says would take partisanship out of how state and federal political districts are drawn is facing suspicions […]... > read more

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Three men still on Colorado’s death row after judge denies capital appeal
September 14, 2017 / 1 Comment

This story has been updated. A judge today denied a five-year appeal by Sir Mario Owens, a man convicted for the 2005 witness killing of […]... > read more

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By the time it became clear the altitude was killing her, it was already too late
September 11, 2017 / No Comments

ASPEN, Colo. – In some ways, Susanna Deforest was typical of those who suffer from Colorado’s thinner air after arriving from a low elevation. A […]... > read more

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Four Dem governor hopefuls met voters for the first time in one place. Here’s what they said.
August 22, 2017 / 2 Comments

BRECKENRIDGE — Against the backdrop of a ski slope as John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High” played through a sound system, four top-tier Democratic candidates for […]... > read more

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Here’s where Colorado’s GOP candidates for governor stand on health care
July 25, 2017 / 2 Comments

In the days leading up to a Republican vote in Congress to repeal and replace— or just repeal— Obamacare, 1,500 miles away in Colorado the […]... > read more

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What will it take to reach the climate change goals set by Gov. Hickenlooper?
July 20, 2017 / 2 Comments

Words of praise flowed from environmental groups last week after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order calling for Colorado to reduce greenhouse gas emissions […]... > read more

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the Colorado same-sex wedding cake case. Here’s what you should know.
June 26, 2017 / 1 Comment

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a case set to pit Christian religious beliefs against gay rights over a never-baked wedding cake in […]... > read more

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GREENE: Slain preacher’s family alleges that Denver officers rigged Taser evidence
June 26, 2017 / 1 Comment

The family of the homeless street preacher killed in Denver’s jail in 2010 wants the new district attorney to investigate whether the officers responsible switched […]... > read more

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PARCHED: Why Colorado could use a big drought.
June 22, 2017 / 3 Comments

There’s nothing like a drought to turn everyone’s attention to water conservation. Colorado’s last major drought was from 2001 to 2002. It wasn’t the length […]... > read more

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Griego: The Denver boot
June 12, 2017 / 2 Comments

‘Who plans this?’ The tenant is living in a three-bedroom ranch-style house off a cul-de-sac in northeast Denver. Or at least that’s where she was […]... > read more