Tag Archives: John Hickenlooper

Waiting for Chapter 10: What’s the plan in the state water plan?

It has taken 12 years, 344 pages and input from tens of thousands of people to put together what officials are touting as Colorado’s first […]...

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July 3, 2015 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

What you should know about Colorado’s new Supreme Court judge

Gov. John Hickenlooper today named Judge Richard Gabriel of the Colorado Court of Appeals as the newest member of the Colorado Supreme Court. Gabriel, 53, […]...

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June 23, 2015 Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Wiretap

Buried Seedz of Resistance uproots Denver Pride with protest against police violence

This article has been updated. Beads, bracelets and condoms littered the intersection of Colfax and Lafayette this Sunday during the Denver Pride parade. People danced; music […]...

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June 22, 2015 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Politicians defend coal mine threatened by eco lawsuit

The clock is ticking down on a court-ordered environmental assessment that could shut down the Colowyo coal mine outside Craig, Colorado. On Thursday, Senator Cory […]...

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June 12, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Voters to decide how to spend $58 million in weed-tax money

Coming to a November ballot near you: Should the state keep $58 million in excess marijuana tax revenue that in part pays for K-12 public […]...

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June 4, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

‘Where’s the beef’ in Colorado’s water plan?

FRISCO — The first draft of Colorado’s new water plan offered plenty of background information about the state’s water, but didn’t say exactly what can […]...

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June 1, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Water bosses fish for good ideas in 24,000-plus water-plan comments

STERLING —Thousands who commented on Colorado’s draft water plan will be surprised to learn that their letters, postcards and emails may be discounted by at […]...

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May 21, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Littwin: The death penalty’s dying breaths, even in Nebraska

Someday when they write the history of the death penalty in the United States, it will include the fact that on the day Boston Marathon […]...

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May 19, 2015 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, The Mix

JeffCo superintendent won’t host governor’s bill signing, cites ‘security risk’

Jefferson County public schools Superintendent Dan McMinimee told Governor John Hickenlooper’s office and Colorado lawmakers that they’re a security risk and unwelcome to conduct bill […]...

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May 18, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix

Colorado adopts eyewitness-testimony standards

Eyewitness identifications in criminal investigations are notoriously unreliable, as Nat Stein wrote about in The Colorado Independent in February. Old-fashioned lineups lead to false convictions; innocent people […]...

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April 17, 2015 Criminal Justice, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized


VIDEO: Drilling into Colorado fracking

In April, The Colorado Independent hosted a panel discussion at Denver Open Media about fracking in Colorado. It was hosted by former Managing Editor John […]

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