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The Colorado Independent is fighting to unseal secret records in a death penalty case

Update: George Brauchler’s office has asked for another two-week extension to submit its legal objections to The Independent’s motion to unseal documents about prosecutorial misconduct. […]...

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December 8, 2017 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Three men still on Colorado’s death row after judge denies capital appeal

This story has been updated. A judge today denied a five-year appeal by Sir Mario Owens, a man convicted for the 2005 witness killing of […]...

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September 14, 2017 Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs

Meet the “Mod Squad”: centrist state Senate lawmakers who don’t always toe the party line

In July 2012, Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, citing his Christian beliefs. […]...

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April 25, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

A surprising vote in favor of equal pay for equal work

If you were told one of the state Senate’s most conservative members voted in favor of a resolution on equal pay for women, would you […]...

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April 11, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats

Senate passes 2017-18 state budget, but not without fights

*Update: the Senate voted 30-5 Thursday morning to approve the 2017-18 state budget. Four Democrats and one Republican, Sen. Owen Hill of Colorado Springs, voted […]...

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March 30, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Midpoint in the Garden of the General Assembly

Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed roughly 33 bills into law in the past week. You’d be hard pressed to name even one of them. But […]...

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March 9, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Sen. Rhonda Fields on news of possible retrial of son’s killer: “It just shakes my soul.”

Sir Mario Owens, currently sitting on death row for the murders of three people, could end up with a new trial because of alleged juror […]...

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March 2, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Last-minute firing of Owens’ death penalty judge raises suspicions

Lawyers say Colorado’s judicial branch has unlawfully removed a well-respected judge from presiding over the appeal of an Aurora man’s death sentence. After years on the […]...

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June 30, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Despite fraud claims, Nelson ignores calls to exit House race

Amid accusations that he has falsified multiple aspects of his background, Aurora Schools Board of Education member Eric Nelson continues to resist calls for him […]...

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June 16, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Corpse tampering bill survives the Senate

Tampering with a dead body could earn a suspect up to 12 years in jail and a fine of up to $750,000, under a bill […]...

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February 25, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

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Don’t miss: Citizens’ Climate Lobby Energy Speaker Series

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The Home Front: Could Colorado Springs allow recreational marijuana despite the mayor’s opposition?

“At the two malls in town you can buy key chains and Christmas ornaments shaped like marijuana leaves,” reports The Los Angeles Times on the […]

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