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Tag Archives: Colorado

Why Colorado could use a big drought.

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 […]...

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June 22, 2017 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix, Water, Water

Colorado will no longer give PARCC English and math tests, forging its own path

Colorado will begin shifting away from standardized tests developed as part of a controversial multi-state effort and toward tests developed mostly by Colorado educators. The move, […]...

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June 15, 2017 Just In, The Mix

Trump had his say about the Paris climate accord, and Hickenlooper responded. But what will Hick do?

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper often brings smiles to the faces of activists when he talks about climate change. But what will he do in his […]...

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June 6, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Mix

The Indy Weekly Podcast, Episode 3: Colorado’s $9 billion transportation to-do list

During the 2017 legislative session, finding a way to pay down some of Colorado’s $9 billion list of fixes to roads and bridges was a […]...

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June 5, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Meet Colorado’s resident expert on early childhood mental health

Jordana Ash holds a job that doesn’t exist in most states. She’s Colorado’s director of early childhood mental health — a position created three years […]...

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May 30, 2017 Just In, The Mix

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper just pardoned Lima-Marin, the Cuban immigrant picked up by ICE

Colorado’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, today pardoned Rene Lima-Marin, the Cuban immigrant who was detained by immigration officials as he was released from prison Wednesday […]...

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May 19, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

The wine industry’s battle with climate change

Winery owner Brent Helleckson’s hands flew among his budding grapevines, pruning off bits of cane as a spring breeze ruffled the plastic tape keeping the […]...

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May 2, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

BLM lease sales explained: Why you can’t prevent drilling on public lands for $2 an acre

On June 8, 2017, the Bureau of Land Management Colorado will hold an online auction to sell leases for more than 100,000 acres of federal […]...

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April 13, 2017 Just In, The Beats

Mike Coffman is a slippery target at an angry town hall in Colorado

AURORA — The last time Mike Coffman faced angry constituents, he ducked out a back door early. This time, during a much-anticipated town hall event […]...

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April 12, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

Colorado just banned ‘free speech zones’ on campus. Here’s what that means.

Maybe you went to a candidate rally on a Colorado university campus this campaign season and spotted a sign with an arrow directing you to […]...

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April 11, 2017 In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

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Dance like independent media depends on it!

We at The Indy aren’t big on rubber chicken dinners. But we love to dance. Join us on the evening of Friday, July 14th to […]

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The Home Front: ‘This is the first I’ve viewed the legislation,’ says Cory Gardner, one of 13 senators tasked with writing new healthcare law

Nine out of about a dozen of the state’s largest newspapers carried news on the front page today about a healthcare bill Republicans in the […]

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