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Greene: Copout
January 27, 2018 / 3 Comments

Friday’s deadline came and went for Beth McCann to make things right in one of Colorado’s longest and most twisted injustices. In choosing to perpetuate […]... > read more

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Greene: Beth McCann, Colorado’s newest innocence denier
January 23, 2018 / 7 Comments

Beth McCann won her seat as Denver District Attorney on a promise to restore public confidence in an office notorious for defending law enforcement at […]... > read more

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What the battle over the Dream Act means for the West
January 22, 2018 / No Comments

For a short time, soccer seemed like it might be Daniela Benitez’s ticket to attending college. She didn’t begin playing soccer until the eighth grade, […]... > read more

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Colorado Legislature 2018: Shortfalls in a time of plenty
January 05, 2018 / No Comments

When lawmakers drive to Denver next week to convene the 2018 legislative session, they will see about a dozen cranes across the city’s skyline, a […]... > read more

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The Colorado Independent is fighting to unseal secret records in a death penalty case
December 08, 2017 / No Comments

Update: George Brauchler’s office has asked for another two-week extension to submit its legal objections to The Independent’s motion to unseal documents about prosecutorial misconduct. […]... > read more

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The gay wedding cake, the baker who wouldn’t make it, and the legal crusade behind him
December 05, 2017 / 4 Comments

Jack Phillips wants to talk. “But I can’t, not without my lawyers here,” laments the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner whose refusal to make a cake for […]... > read more

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Analysis: What a new report on climate science portends for the West
November 13, 2017 / No Comments

The complexity of climate change means it’s hard to trace simple lines from cause to effect in daily life, much less plan for the future. […]... > read more

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Colorado redistricting campaign changes course on appointing power and gains a game-changing backer
October 26, 2017 / No Comments

A group seeking to change the way Colorado draws its political boundaries has made major changes to its plan while gaining an influential backer with […]... > 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 / 3 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 / 1 Comment

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