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Author : Kelsey Ray

CO Supreme Court denies El Paso sheriff’s appeal in ICE detainer case

The Colorado Supreme Court has denied the El Paso County Sheriff’s appeal of an order demanding that he stop detaining inmates for immigration authorities. Sheriff […]...

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April 12, 2018 Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

AG Coffman files first brief in defense of oil and gas industry in landmark state Supreme Court case

Colorado Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman this week filed an opening brief in support of the oil and gas industry in a […]...

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April 4, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Anti-immigration policies linked to poorer health, new report says

Increased fear and “toxic stress” are preventing many undocumented immigrants from seeking adequate healthcare, negatively affecting both individual and public health, a new report finds. […]...

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March 21, 2018 Health, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

ACLU suit accuses El Paso County sheriff of illegally detaining prisoners for ICE

The ACLU of Colorado on Tuesday filed a class action lawsuit against El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder, accusing him of illegally detaining prisoners at […]...

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February 27, 2018 Criminal Justice, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

In La Plata County, a heated effort to oust environmentalist commissioner

To hear La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt tell it, the breaking point was a chance meeting with Sen. John McCain. Last May, Lachelt traveled […]...

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February 15, 2018 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

At Colorado utilities hearing, an overwhelming plea for renewable energy

Farmer and rancher Jan Kochis knows what it’s like to live by the whims of the market. Her farm in Elbert County grows dryland corn, […]...

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February 2, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

CO Supreme Court takes Martinez appeal, reopening debate on oil and gas safety

The Colorado Supreme Court today announced that it will hear the appeal of a controversial case, the outcome of which could have major implications for […]...

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January 29, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado’s oil and gas regulator puts new restrictions on public comments

Next time you want to voice an opinion or concern to state oil and gas regulators, you’ll want to plan ahead. In a notice posted […]...

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January 23, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Dozens of gravely ill Coloradans request aid-in-dying medication in policy’s first year

An estimated 45 to 55 terminally ill adults have requested prescriptions for life-ending medication in the year since Colorado voters legalized medical aid-in-dying, advocacy group […]...

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December 14, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado’s Young Republicans reimagine the party’s future at festive masquerade ball

Last Friday night, Colorado’s Federation of Young Republicans drew a crowd of nearly 200 to a swanky ballroom in the the high-end Broadmoor hotel and […]...

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November 20, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, 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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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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