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A dark money lawsuit, a colorful cast of characters, and Colorado’s citizen campaign finance cop
April 04, 2017 / No Comments

It sounds like the beginning of a joke: A former GOP congressman, a Koch-connected talk radio host, a pastor who once conducted an exorcism of […]... > read more

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Five follow-up questions on the I-70 project through Elyria-Swansea
March 14, 2017 / 1 Comment

At a tumultuous meeting last month in north Denver’s Swansea neighborhood, an angry crowd shouted down the Colorado Department of Transportation’s executive director as he […]... > read more

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The state tried to save one Colorado school before and failed. Now it is about to try again — with 12.
March 11, 2017 / No Comments

A neighborhood school serving mostly black and Latino students had been failing for too long. Despite an all-out effort to boost test scores — even […]... > read more

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Q&A: Why the Colorado health department says fracking’s risk to health is “low”
March 06, 2017 / No Comments

Three weeks ago, University of Colorado researchers published a study linking diagnoses of a certain kind of blood cancer to the likelihood of living within […]... > read more

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When private pain becomes a community problem
February 27, 2017 / 1 Comment

On a brisk, sunny day in mid-October, I drove through the affluent suburbs of Craig, Colorado, to a cottage-style house, where I’d been invited to […]... > read more

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In Cory Gardner’s Yuma
February 17, 2017 / 13 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 / 5 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