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The Mix

News and analysis pulled from the rush

Scenery at Colorado National Monument, USA - Original image from Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress collection. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel

Lawmakers grill Trump official on plan to shift BLM HQ to Colorado 

WASHINGTON — The head of the Bureau of Land Management today defended the Trump administration’s plans to close the agency’s Washington, D.C., office and...
Photo of smoggy downtown Denver skyline via the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division, Technical Services Program, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

EPA mulls further delays to rein in Front Range ozone as residents voice health...

The Environmental Protection Agency is poised to order a crackdown on polluters in the northern Front Range who contribute to the region’s unhealthy levels...

Littwin: With the expected Polis recall failure, Colorado GOP keeps its losing streak intact

Everyone knew, and many predicted, that the recall-Polis effort would end not just in failure, but in spectacular failure. But what I didn’t predict —...

The Colorado Sun turns one — and more news from across the state’s media...

Last summer, when writing about a new kind of local journalism business model in Colorado, I wrote: "In 1833, The New York Sun revolutionized journalism as a pioneer of...
Denver Auditor Tim O'Brien says CPA professional standards will prevent his successors for conflicts of interest and ethical lapses in office.

Should Denver’s auditor have to be a CPA? Sitting Auditor Tim O'Brien wants voters...

Denver’s elected auditor thinks all future holders of his office should be certified public accountants. He wants to give voters the chance to decide...

Denver Sheriff Patrick Firman expected to resign or be fired "He believes things are...

Denver Sheriff Patrick Firman has lost the confidence of city leaders and his own employees, and his departure from the position is imminent. A half-dozen...

Leading Democratic presidential candidates say they will boost teacher diversity. Here’s how.

Teacher diversity wasn’t an explicit part of either Hillary Clinton’s or Bernie Sanders’ platforms in the lead-up to the 2016 election. But as 2020 approaches,...
Mike Johnston spoke to Democrats ahead of the precinct meetings at Tuesday's Park Hill caucus at the Smiley Middle School in Denver. March 6, 2018. Photo by John Herrick

Littwin: Johnston says he couldn’t find a positive way to answer why-not-Hick question

The only thing that surprises me about Mike Johnston’s decision to leave the U.S. Senate race is that it happened so quickly. The pool is...

Her case helped change Colorado immigration law. But she could still be deported. Claudia...

Claudia Valdez, a domestic violence survivor and undocumented single mother of three, helped bring about enormous changes to state immigration law. Valdez, 40, was arrested...
Then-Vice President Joe Biden at the 2013 Inaugural Parade in Washington. Photo by Adam Fagen via Flickr: Creative Commons.

Littwin: For Biden, the issue now is when a gaffe is more than a...

You’ve probably heard of Joe Biden’s latest gaffe, which wasn’t actually a gaffe, but something maybe worse. It certainly wasn’t funny. And Biden took...