Tag Archives: John Hickenlooper

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

Hickenlooper approves major change to alcohol sale laws

Colorado grocery stores will gradually begin to be able to sell full-strength beer and wine, thanks to a compromise bill Gov. John Hickenlooper signed today. […]...

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June 10, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Could water funding sweeten a compromise on the hospital provider fee?

Gov. John Hickenlooper has added water to the list of needs that could be funded if the General Assembly reclassifies the state’s hospital provider fee. […]...

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June 9, 2016 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix


Join The Indy for Denver DA debate, Sept. 14th

It’s often said that a district attorney has more direct power over people’s lives than a mayor. If that’s so, Denver voters need to know […]

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Meet Mr. Middle, the Unity Party’s nominee for U.S. Senate in Colorado

  On a recent Monday, Bill Hammons was driving around Denver and explaining what it’s like to be on the ballot for national office in […]

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