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The Indy 500: Team of Rivals (emphasis on rivals) In a city whose political...

By now, you’ve probably heard about the new twist in Denver’s mayoral race: That Lisa Calderon and Penfield Tate – the third- and forth-highest...
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock speaks at his re-election rally Monday, May 13, 2019 at W.H. Ferguson park. (Photo by Susan Greene)

Denver Mayor Hancock in fight for political life against “Team of Rivals” The run-off...

Michael Hancock is fighting for his political life. Denver’s two-term mayor gleaned almost 39 percent of the vote in last week’s election – failing...
Amelia Martinez with her husband, Chris, and two children. (Photo courtesy of Martinez family))

GREENE: On mothers and missing pieces

Amelia Martinez is in desperate need of a kidney. The 31-year-old mother of two from Lakewood has known this day would come since she was...
Mark Kennedy was the sole finalist for the job of president of the University of Colorado. He won the job after a 5-4 party-line vote by the CU Board of Regents Thursday, May 2. (Photo by Susan Greene, Colorado Independent.

Regents name Mark Kennedy CU president over stiff campus opposition

The University of Colorado’s Board of Regents has hired Mark Kennedy to lead the state’s flagship university despite overwhelming opposition from students, faculty and...

The Indy 500: What’s overlooked in the CU presidential flap "It would be naive...

I’ve spent the last several days poking around the University of Colorado’s power structure examining the Board of Regents’ decision to pick former Congressman...
Mark Kennedy, president of North Dakota University and finalist for the top job at the University of Colorado, on stage with CU Board of Regents Chair Sue Sharkey at a public forum on April 24, 2019. (Photo by Susan Greene)

Decision Dissected: What regents say they knew – and didn’t – about CU presidential...

It was early April and the University of Colorado’s Board of Regents hunkered down for a second day at Denver International Airport’s Westin Hotel...
The Denver Mayoral No Bullsh*t Debatevideo

The Denver Mayoral No Bullsh*t Debate

It's decision time Denver! Watch 2019 Denver Mayoral Challengers Lisa Calderón, Jamie Giellis, Kalyn Heffernan, Chairman Seku, Penfield Tate, debate civil rights issues, moderated by...
Gov. John Hickenlooper at the Democratic election night party in Denver on Nov. 6, 2018. (Photograph by Evan Semón for The Colorado Independent)

The Indy 500: Hickenlooper’s “statewide conversation” about the death penalty never happened

John Hickenlooper is misrepresenting his record on the death penalty. Colorado’s former governor, one in a swelling pack of Democratic presidential hopefuls, was on...

Colorado’s death penalty repeal in holding pattern Vote margin appears close

Colorado's Senate has for the second time this week postponed its floor debate on a bill to repeal the death penalty. The vote is...
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper kisses Roslyn Vaughan while making a presidential campaign stop at a house party in Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 27, 2019 (Photo by Evan Semón)

In presidential run, Colorado’s Hickenlooper pushes compromise in an uncompromising time Will the former...

It is a late Friday afternoon in early February and passengers at Gate 12 of Washington’s Reagan National Airport are displeased. “Fucking United,” a lawyer-lobbyist...