Tag Archives: John Hickenlooper

Mark Udall returns from the wilderness as a Hillary surrogate

  Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall largely disappeared from political life in Colorado after his defeat by Cory Gardner in 2014. Word is that he’s spent a […]...

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September 26, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Post-mortem: Why Colorado’s anti-fracking measures didn’t make the ballot

The fractivists were prepared for this. Before turning in the more than 200,000 ballot petition signatures they collected to qualify two anti-fracking measures for the […]...

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September 8, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Clinton visits Colorado – touts jobs, jabs Trump

Her smile said it all. Sasha Strong is a 24-year old student at the University of Colorado-Boulder. This week, she’s in a knee brace and […]...

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August 3, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

The Department of Natural Resources grossly misreported the cost of the state water plan

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration vastly miscalculated the cost of Colorado’s first statewide water plan. Earlier this month, the Colorado Department of Natural Resources provided The […]...

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July 20, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

John Hickenlooper could be Hillary’s VP. There’s some stuff you should know.

  Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spent some time last week at the Washington, D.C. home of Hillary Clinton as she approaches the final stages of […]...

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July 19, 2016 In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

State water plan cost at least $6 million

Colorado taxpayers have spent at least $6 million on the state’s water plan, an eight-month-old document that has led to little, if any, real water […]...

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July 8, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Fall ballot measures to tackle beer, the minimum wage, fracking and…ballot measures

Voters could decide as many as a dozen ballot measures this fall, ranging from whether to allow grocery stores to sell beer and wine, whether […]...

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June 30, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Its downtown jail packed, Denver readies a ‘deteriorating’ old building for inmates

Denver’s downtown jail, opened in 2010 by then-Mayor John Hickenlooper, was supposed to provide enough space at least until 2035. But now, under Mayor Michael […]...

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June 24, 2016 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Politics, The Mix, Top Stories

Despite boost, Colorado school funding is still below pre-recession levels

If there’s any topic that is almost as important to lawmakers as the budget, it’s education. So what will be different for Colorado’s rural schools […]...

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June 20, 2016 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

New law requires Colorado police to record interrogations

About one quarter of wrongful convictions stem from false confessions. We at The Independent have reported on several cases in Colorado and elsewhere in which […]...

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June 13, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix


An evening with political cartoonist Mike Keefe

Dear readers, I know many of you have for years enjoyed the brilliant work of political cartoonist Mike Keefe, who won a Pulitzer at The […]

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Another school warns of creepy clown copycats in Colorado

It’s spreading. Another local school district in Colorado is raising the alarm about clown threats, this time in Fort Collins. Once the so-called creepy-clown phenomenon slithers […]

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