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Coloradans urge lawmakers to curb dangerous beef-industry antibiotics use

A lot rides on a stressed-out cow. They aren't happy, and they don't make for good eating because they're more susceptible to illness. Yet a lot of cows are stressed in America. They're shuttled around and crowded onto the...

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November 21, 2013 Environment/Energy, Health, In-Depth

Nation’s farm bill expires, critical programs shutter as government shuts down

DENVER -- On Monday, as House Republicans determined to defund the Affordable Care Act steered the federal government toward shut down, the limping extension of the now-five-year-old law that governs the nation’s farm policy expired. ...

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October 3, 2013 In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

Farm Bill Dysfunction: Colo. Interest Groups, Farmers Groan as Congress Fiddles

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo.-- Last week U.S. Republican representatives voted to exclude the nation’s revamped food stamps program from the House version of the 2013 farm bill. This week, the Colorado Public Interest Research Group released a report on what it...

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July 17, 2013 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, The Mix
Coloradans Hold Breath Watching Washington Wrangle Over Farm Bill

Coloradans Hold Breath Watching Washington Wrangle Over Farm Bill

The titanic piece of legislation known simply as "the farm bill" is being debated again in Washington. The legislation is critical for Colorado, where agriculture contributes $40.7 billion annually to the state economy, making it the second-largest revenue-generating industry after...

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June 12, 2013 Center Well, Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Politics
Anti-abortion group sues over denial of federal funding

Anti-abortion group sues over denial of federal funding

Should taxpayer funds be used to help a “Christ centered ministry” buy and renovate a building in which it will offer Bible instruction and other services aimed at preventing abortion?...

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December 6, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics

Childhood hunger in Colorado is on the rise

One thing you can say about a kid who goes to bed hungry is that he will wake up the same way. Odds are he'll go to school hungry as well. Repeat that cycle a few times a week and...

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September 12, 2011 Center Well, Education

Hunger has worsened in Perry’s Texas but remained steady nationally, federal report says

A new study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows household hunger remained steady from 2009 to 2010, but worsened in Texas during the years the state has been hailed as a model for weathering the economic downturn....

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September 7, 2011 Center Well, Politics

Promiseland Livestock’s organic certification pulled over documentation issues

Last week, the USDA suspended the organic certification of Promiseland Livestock, one of the largest organic cattle companies in the country. The suspension came not as a result of proven violations of mandated farming practices, despite suspicions that the company...

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August 5, 2011 Center Well

Immigration and agriculture: where the policies hit the ground

A study conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture and the University of California indicates that as the border between the United States and Mexico tightens and as immigration laws are more strictly enforced there could be dramatic changes...

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June 8, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Immigration, Politics

Colorado CattleGrowers to DOJ, USDA: Release antitrust report

More than a year ago, the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Agriculture began an unprecedented joint journey into possible agricultural sector antitrust violations. The series of five public workshops ended in December 2010 but no findings have yet...

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May 15, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

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Desert drought dust ups avalanche danger in Colorado backcountry

We all know what a blanket of fresh snow is supposed to look like, but for the last 10 years, the snows falling in parts of the Colorado Rockies have been far from virgin white and fluffy.

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THE BLOGS

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On politics, personhood and late-terms

Why does Mark Udall’s position on late-term abortions draw so much less attention than Cory Gardner’s waffling support on Personhood?

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EVENTS

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Democracy Now! Denver Double Whammy

On Democracy Now! tomorrow, The Independent’s Susan Greene on the historic $4.65 million jury verdict against the city of Denver for the 2010 city-jail excessive force killing of Marvin Booker, and columnist Mike Littwin on Colorado’s dead-heat races for governor and U.S. Senate.

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