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Guest Post (with photos): From Haiti to Aurora and back
January 11, 2018 / No Comments

The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to provide […] > read more

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Wiretap: Trump is all over the map on immigration while Dreamers are stuck in limbo
January 11, 2018 / No Comments

As it becomes increasingly less clear what exactly the president is willing to sign in a bipartisan bill to address the plight of the Dreamers, […] > read more

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Wiretap: Welcome to the Dreamers Show, as hosted by one Donald Trump
January 10, 2018 / No Comments

In an effort to show he was not the unfit leader portrayed in “Fire and Fury,” Donald Trump let the world watch his sort-of negotiation […] > read more

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The price of a national park fee hike
January 09, 2018 / No Comments

When Kitty Benzar bought her house in Colorado’s San Juan National Forest 30 years ago, federal law prohibited land-management agencies from charging people to use […] > read more

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News Poetry: The Eye of the Beholder
January 09, 2018 / 1 Comment

The one on the left, with the pink backpack, carrying the C-4, is wearing a headset under that checked yellow scarf, receiving final instructions. The […] > read more

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What’s in a school lunch? A Denver district wants parents to see for themselves
January 09, 2018 / No Comments

To show parents the days of microwaved chicken nuggets and jiggly fruit cocktail are over, Denver school district officials have produced a how-to cooking video […] > read more

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News Poetry: Sparrows
January 08, 2018 / 1 Comment

I sip tea while men declare war in my living room. They raise fists on evening news, set a flag alight. It burns, small country, […] > read more

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Wiretap: Why a gossipy, error-ridden book is the perfect explainer for TrumpWorld
January 08, 2018 / 3 Comments

A poorly written book filled with tedious detail and more than a few errors has become a runaway sensation — and for good reason. “Fire […] > read more

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Colorado Legislature 2018: Shortfalls in a time of plenty
January 05, 2018 / No Comments

When lawmakers drive to Denver next week to convene the 2018 legislative session, they will see about a dozen cranes across the city’s skyline, a […] > read more

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Here’s what rocked the Colorado media world in 2017
January 05, 2018 / No Comments

For this week’s column on Colorado media, I thought I’d take a look back at 2017 and all that happened in our little niche corner […] > read more

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News Poetry: “resolution”
January 05, 2018 / No Comments

resolution: I have one now that the killings are within city blocks of me blood spilled yards from my kin dawn breaking New Year’s Eve […] > read more

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Coloradans seeking more school funding inch closer to 2018 ballot
January 05, 2018 / No Comments

Proponents of increasing funding for Colorado’s public schools cleared a major hurdle this week in their attempt to ask voters to bump up taxes on […] > read more