Author : Nat Stein

Developer boots homeless ‘crazy people’ to build trendy housing

Denver City Councilman Albus Brooks tried to broker a deal between homeless activists deadset on creating a tiny home village and a real estate developer […]...

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December 9, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

Denver tries to spur condo construction by limiting homeowners’ right to sue

Monday Denver became the latest municipality to enact so-called construction defects reform. City Council approved a proposal out of the Mayor’s office that will make it harder […]...

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November 24, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Mix

A mental health crisis coverup in Colorado jails

  Around 100 mentally ill inmates are waiting in jail for psychiatric treatment, some for as long as six months, before their cases can be […]...

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November 12, 2015 Criminal Justice, Health, Just In, The Mix

Black Lives Matter sign vandalized at Unitarian church

Members of the First Unitarian Society of Denver found their church’s Black Lives Matter banner splattered with red paint Sunday morning. Rev. Mike Morran said […]...

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November 3, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

New smartphone app helps the public keep cops accountable

“If you see something, say something.” It’s a mantra that’s constantly drilled into us in post-9/11 America. But what if you see the cops do something wrong? […]...

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October 29, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

Colorado Latinos to the GOP: ‘Intolerance won’t win our votes’

Even though the pack of Republican candidates were the marquee event Wednesday, Colorado Latino leaders, students and community members weren’t about to be upstaged. Hundreds turned […]...

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October 28, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Shut out of GOP debate, CU students find their own way to get on TV

In case you haven’t heard, it’s tough to get into the Republican primary debate hosted at the University of Colorado in Boulder this evening. Of […]...

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October 28, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Martin O’Malley crashes GOP debate to talk gun control

All eyes will be on the Republican presidential candidates later this evening, but this afternoon, one Democratic candidate stole some thunder. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley stopped through Boulder on […]...

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October 28, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Clash over DIY housing pits activists against city of Denver: Here’s what you need to know

Raided It was always going to get shut down. This weekend, a village of hand-built tiny homes sprung up at 2500 Lawrence St., a city-owned plot of […]...

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October 27, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Here’s what happened to Colorado HealthOP

Debbie Lewis was in the emergency room Friday when she found out her health insurance carrier is going out of business. She read the email on her iPad, held […]...

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October 23, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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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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First look: The big questions on your November ballot in Colorado

From slavery to smartphones to fixing our “damn roads,” Coloradans could face a kaleidoscope of questions on their November ballots. With the election more than […]

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