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Tag Archives: Lucia Guzman

Lawmakers try to stop bleeding money on Colorado’s multimillion-dollar empty prison

For nearly three years the 948 solitary confinement cells of Colorado State Penitentiary II have stood empty outside Canon City, a hollow and expensive reminder of a corrections practice the state has largely abandoned. Now, lawmakers say they’re working on...

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April 14, 2015 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

In Senate offices, dedicated to trying to debate guns like grown-ups

After a heated magazine-ban hearing, odd-couple Senators Guzman and Cooke talk and listen, rib and sip....

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March 11, 2015 The Mix

Eyewitness ID reform: Moving right along in Colorado

When State Sen. Ellen Roberts summoned the only person signed up to testify against the eyewitness identification reform bill, there was no response. He didn't show....

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February 10, 2015 Civil Rights, The Mix

‘That’s the Guy!’: Finding a fix for flawed eyewitness identification

Looking at how we do lineups (Part Two)...

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February 9, 2015 The Mix

‘That’s The Guy!’: The power and peril of eyewitness identification

Looking at how we do lineups (Part One)...

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February 6, 2015 The Mix

No sign of fracking ghost bill; bills OK’d on trains; Alzheimer’s; phone snooping

Gov. Hickenlooper seemed to have no more clarifying intelligence on the bill's likely materialization than do speculating members of the media....

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May 1, 2014 Capitol Notebook, Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Guv signs budget; local-control ghost bill makes racket; lots of bills pass

This year's "long bill" includes more money for public safety, $144 million for flood and wildlife recovery and $100 million to make higher education in the state more affordable....

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April 30, 2014 Capitol Notebook, Civil Rights, Education, Environment/Energy, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

GOP sets sights on state Senate

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners is stirring it up in three GOP Senate primaries. ...

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March 13, 2014 In-Depth, 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

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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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