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Colorado Death Penalty Repeal Testimony: ‘Flashbacks Still Haunt Me Today’

Colorado Death Penalty Repeal Testimony: ‘Flashbacks Still Haunt Me Today’

DENVER— Lawmakers considering a bill that would end capital punishment in Colorado heard 10 hours of emotional testimony here Tuesday, including statements by a former […]...

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March 20, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Attorneys, Scholars Raise Questions about Constitutionality of Colorado Death Penalty

Attorneys, Scholars Raise Questions about Constitutionality of Colorado Death Penalty

Colorado’s death penalty is not only massively expensive, critics say it is also unconstitutional because it is so randomly sought....

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February 27, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado’s Death Penalty: Spending Millions to Execute Almost No One

Colorado’s Death Penalty: Spending Millions to Execute Almost No One

With a bill to repeal the death penalty likely to be introduced in the 2013 Colorado Legislature, there are bound to be philosophical arguments about the merits of capital punishment. One thing that seems beyond debate, though, is that...

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February 7, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Boulder Rep. Levy Drafting Bill to Repeal Death Penalty

Boulder Rep. Levy Drafting Bill to Repeal Death Penalty

State Rep. Claire Levy this week told The Colorado Independent she is writing a bill to eliminate the death penalty in Colorado. Levy, D-Boulder, said she will introduce the bill if she is satisfied it will have a strong chance...

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December 21, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Bigfooting, boozing, tweeting: A progressive Colorado legislative scorecard

Bigfooting, boozing, tweeting: A progressive Colorado legislative scorecard

DENVER — Colorado's 2012 Legislature may not have achieved greatness. It may not have risen above partisan divide to solve complex problems and unify a state. It may not have addressed the state's economic malaise or found a way to...

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May 24, 2012 Center Well, Health, LGBTQ, Politics, Top Stories
In Colorado, McNulty goes nuclear to kill civil unions

In Colorado, McNulty goes nuclear to kill civil unions

DENVER-- Outmaneuvered over the last six days in a legislative chess game centered on a gay-rights civil unions bill here, the Colorado Speaker of the House on Tuesday, the second-to-last day of the session, effectively turned over the board. Frank...

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May 9, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Politics, Top Stories
Legislators, other officeholders sue to overturn ‘unconstitutional’ TABOR

Legislators, other officeholders sue to overturn ‘unconstitutional’ TABOR

The Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) has been part of life in Colorado since 1992. Today TABOR was tested in court for the first time in Kerr v State of Colorado. Today's hearing--on a motion by the state to...

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February 15, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado Legislature tightens campaign finance rules

Colorado Legislature tightens campaign finance rules

The Colorado Legislature acted quickly and in bipartisan fashion today to require biweekly campaign finance disclosures in advance of this year's primary elections in June....

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January 30, 2012 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Improving economy may make more state money available for schools

Improving economy may make more state money available for schools

If Gov. John Hickenlooper has anything to say about it--and he will--most of a potential increase in state tax collections this year and in 2012 will go to restore some of the money cut from K-12 budgets in the past...

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December 20, 2011 Center Well, Education, Politics

Colorado GOP payday gamesmanship stokes already hot partisan fires

DENVER-- On Tuesday afternoon, Colorado Springs Republican Rep. Bob Gardner set off a firestorm on the House floor and in the Twittersphere when in the last hours of the 2011 legislative session he amended the annual rules bill to...

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May 11, 2011 Politics, Top Stories

EVENTS

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Happy Holidays!

  Given the holy days and all, we’ve gone a bit reflective. Here’s a video about some of our favorite things. Colorado. News. Independent news coverage about […]

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Global warming takes bite out of Colorado ski season

Normally temperatures at resort elevations this time of year drop into the teens and 20s every night. This season, only a few light frosts have tinged the valleys, leaving the slopes bare and dry.

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THE BLOGS

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Denerstein on the final installment of The Hobbit

Here’s what redeems Jackson’s opus: Significant characters die, and we feel the sorrow of their passing. The tone of the final segment is full of nobility, and, at times, a tragic sense of heroism.

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