Author : John Herrick

Lawmakers reconsider Gold Dome’s sexual harassment policy after session fraught with allegations

On a hot Monday morning this week, Colorado lawmakers returned to a mostly empty committee room at the state Capitol to try to bring closure […]...

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July 12, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

This bruising Dem primary to face Mike Coffman pits a Dem party pick against a rebel progressive

As Democratic voters in the eastern suburbs of Denver cast their ballots ahead of next week’s primary, party leaders in Washington, D.C. have already selected […]...

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June 22, 2018 Just In, Politics

Colorado to adopt California’s vehicle emission standards as EPA considers rolling back regulations

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order Tuesday to ensure vehicles sold in Colorado meet current emissions standards even if the Trump administration decides to […]...

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June 19, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Mix

MIKE JOHNSTON | A charismatic campaigner trying to build bridges in bridge-burning times

In a wide-open Democratic primary for governor, it might be surprising that Colorado’s teachers unions oppose the only educator in the race. That’s Mike Johnston, […]...

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June 17, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Hickenlooper vetoes bill to limit public access to child autopsy reports, citing “societal benefits” of transparency

Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed a proposed law Friday that would have limited public access to child autopsy reports in an effort to protect the privacy […]...

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June 1, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Lawmakers selected to tackle workplace harassment policy in wake of session marked by sexual harassment scandals

A lawmaker whose sexual harassment complaint led to the historic expulsion of a fellow Democrat from the House of Representatives will serve on a summer […]...

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May 31, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette faces primary challenger Saira Rao who wants to shape the future of the Democratic Party

Ahead of what is expected to be a pivotal midterm election, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, the longest-serving and only female member of Colorado’s congressional delegation, […]...

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May 24, 2018 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Dueling proposals to fix Colorado’s roads could collide on your Nov. 6 ballot

Two competing plans to pay for road repairs and transportation projects in Colorado are racing for a spot on November’s statewide ballot. That means voters […]...

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May 18, 2018 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Seven female law professors win $2.6 million settlement from DU in unequal pay lawsuit

The University of Denver on Thursday reached a settlement with seven female law professors over an unequal pay dispute.  U.S. District Court Senior Judge Wiley […]...

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May 17, 2018 Civil Rights, Education, Just In, The Mix

In an effort to protect borrowers, ballot initiative to cap “payday loans” clears legal hurdle

Demetrius Johnson had no savings, no job and nowhere else to go. So he went to a Speedy Cash in southeast Denver to get a […]...

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May 15, 2018 Just In, Politics, The Mix

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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The Home Front: A ‘fight club’ in the El Paso County jail where jailers ‘tracked each time they used force against an inmate’

“Wearing a tiara and posing for a camera, El Paso County sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rincon smiled next to a cake with two candles on top […]

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