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Tag Archives: Murder

Littwin: Counting the gasps

  THIS is the modern story of the death penalty. It begins with a horrific crime and ends, 25 years later, with a botched execution, […]...

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July 25, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Alan Berg: 30 years since the death of the Denver radio legend

“His humor was always political. He could be just as nasty with knee-jerk liberals or self-righteous members of minority groups. He criticized without any prejudice."...

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June 17, 2014 Politics, The Beats, The Mix
Slain Colorado Corrections Chief Clements No Friend to Prison Culture Inertia

Slain Colorado Corrections Chief Clements No Friend to Prison Culture Inertia

Prison work is an insular occupation. Corrections officials tend to inhabit a culture unto themselves-- tight-lipped, low profile and tough as nails. Tom Clements was an exception....

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March 21, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Appeals Exhausted for Colorado Chuck E. Cheese’s Killer

Appeals Exhausted for Colorado Chuck E. Cheese’s Killer

The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear the appeal of death-row prisoner Nathan Dunlap, the Colorado man convicted of the 1993 murder of four employees at an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant. Dunlap's fate is now in...

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February 19, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
In calling himself mainstream, Renfroe jumpstarts senate race

In calling himself mainstream, Renfroe jumpstarts senate race

On the floor of the state senate, firebrand social conservative lawmaker Scott Renfroe has compared homosexuality to murder and lambasted the governor for not calling out the national guard on medical marijuana protesters. But Renfroe is up for reelection and...

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June 10, 2010 Center Well, LGBTQ, Politics, Top Stories
CD3 candidate Beeson catches cold case murder straight out of Hollywood

CD3 candidate Beeson catches cold case murder straight out of Hollywood

Ninth Judicial District DA Martin Beeson, one of two Republican challengers seeking U.S. Rep. John Salazar’s Third Congressional District seat, may be too busy to […]...

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November 20, 2009 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Pols Wake Up To Cold Case Crisis

Pols Wake Up To Cold Case Crisis

Many lawmakers indicated surprise and some indignation earlier this month when state Rep. Paul Weissmann proposed abolishing the death penalty in Colorado and using some […]...

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February 22, 2007 Politics

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Climate paradox: More snow, less water?

Juggling Colorado’s already stretched water resources is going to get even tougher in the decades ahead.

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THE BLOGS

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Mike Keefe’s animal magnetism

The Colorado Independent and Beacon Reader have joined forces to help bring Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mike Keefe’s work back to Colorado readers on a weekly basis.

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EVENTS

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Watch: Pulitzer-winning Mike Keefe talks cartooning, independent media

Mike Keefe has been a Colorado editorial cartoonist for three decades. He left the downsizing Denver Post in 2011, the year after he won a Pulitzer prize, and now he’s working with the Colorado Independent. Join our virtual event.

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