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Groups with a stake in Colorado’s school board elections raise $1.5 million to influence them
October 19, 2017 / No Comments

Union committees and various political groups have raised more than $1.5 million so far to influence the outcome of school board elections across the state, […] > read more

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Wiretap: To the shock of no one, the Obamacare compromise fix is now compromised and unfixed
October 19, 2017 / No Comments

Remember that oh-so-promising health care compromise? Well, Trump has changed his mind on it again. Some Republicans who were ready to support it now are […] > read more

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The Centrist Project plows $8k into nonpartisan Manitou Springs mayoral race
October 18, 2017 / No Comments

A small mountain town’s mayoral election in Colorado is the target of outside money from an unlikely source. In recent days, residents of Manitou Springs, […] > read more

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Wiretap: How the death of John Kelly’s son in Afghanistan became a Trump talking point
October 18, 2017 / No Comments

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has spent seven years trying to keep his son’s death in Afghanistan free from politics. Now his boss, […] > read more

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The Home Front: Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet unveils public-option health insurance bill
October 18, 2017 / No Comments

“Americans living in rural counties would get a public option for health insurance under a bill introduced by two U.S. senators,” reports The Grand Junction […] > read more

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Littwin: Tancredo, the one man who can out-Trump Trump
October 17, 2017 / 1 Comment

This is not exactly a newsflash, but Tom Tancredo is threatening to run for governor. Again. And any establishment Republican politician in Colorado who doesn’t […] > read more

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The Home Front: Boulder County commissioners file protests aimed at drilling plans
October 17, 2017 / No Comments

“Boulder County commissioners have filed two formal protests with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission aimed at plans submitted last month by 8 North […] > read more

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Wiretap: This time, it could be Democrats who are ready to shut down the government
October 16, 2017 / 1 Comment

Maybe you remember this threat from previous administrations. But the tables have turned. Democrats are now threatening to shut down the government if Republicans can’t […] > read more

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The Home Front: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says ‘I’m not a very seasoned politician’
October 16, 2017 / No Comments

“After eight years as Denver’s mayor and seven as governor, John Hickenlooper still fumbles with the finer points of politics. The governor’s energetic warmth, which […] > read more

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News Poetry: Of Diesels and Subterfuge
October 13, 2017 / 1 Comment

Of Diesels and Subterfuge Ordinary Tuesday, meaning evil & good are pulling on different ends of the same serpent. I am hardly bothered by their […] > read more

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Record number of Denver schools earn top ratings on latest district quality scale
October 13, 2017 / No Comments

More Denver schools this year earned the top two ratings on the district’s five-color scale than ever before, a spike officials say reflects the record […] > read more

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Double your donation to our nonprofit, public interest newsroom!
October 13, 2017 / No Comments

The Colorado Independent is happy to announce our participation in the News Match 2017 fundraising campaign. This is your chance to double your tax-deductible donation to our […] > read more