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Susan Greene

   

Democratic presidential primary candidate Bernie Sanders greets supporters at the Colorado Convention Center on Feb. 16, 2020. Sanders won Colorado's caucuses in 2016 and visited the state Sunday in advance of the March 3, 2020 Super Tuesday primary. Thousands of people crammed the Convention Center to hear him speak. (Photo by Evan Semón, www.evansemon.com)

Consistency is key, say Sanders 2020 supporters at huge Colorado rally 'He does not...

Bernie Sanders, a current front-runner in the Democratic presidential primary, gave much the same speech at Denver’s Colorado Convention Center on Sunday as the...
Former GOP Congressman Mark Kennedy speaks at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on May 2, 2019, the day the board of regents named him as the system's new president. The announcement that Kennedy was the sole finalist for the $850,000-a-year job was met with unprecedented protest and concern that politics, not merit drove the process. (Photo by Susan Greene)

CU regents passed over more experienced and prominent applicants when picking Kennedy as president...

The University of Colorado’s elected board of regents passed over applicants with more experience running universities and more distinguished careers when it hired conservative former...
Former Sen. Mark Udall opens up about life after elected office, mediation and all the avocados he has been eating lately. (Photo by Susan Greene)

Mark Udall talks torture, life after political office, and dharma “I didn’t want to...

Mark Udall is not depressed.  Colorado’s former senior U.S. senator knows, five years after Cory Gardner ousted him from office, that “people have been saying...
Former Rangely police Lt. Roy Kinney and Debra Pierce, widow of Daniel Pierce, a mentally ill man whom Kinney shot and killed in a 2018 police chase, share an emotional moment during a community conversation in Rangely on Dec. 2, 2019. Pierce told Kinney she does not blame him for her estranged husband's death. (Photo by Caitlin Walker)

Greene: Grace and forgiveness in Rangely

Editor's note: This letter to readers went out Friday, Dec. 6. to our email subscribers.  Dear readers, I started this letter to you in my head...
Still shot from the dashboard camera on former Rangely Police Lt. Roy Kinney's patrol car as he chased Daniel Pierce through the desert. The December 10, 2018 pursuit ended when Kinney fatally shot Pierce.

EVENT: A conversation about mental illness and law enforcement in rural Colorado

Next month will mark the year anniversary of Daniel Pierce’s death. The newcomer to the rural northwest Colorado community of Rangely was suffering from...
Still shot from the dashboard camera on former Rangely Police Lt. Roy Kinney's patrol car as he chased Daniel Pierce through the desert. The December 10, 2018 pursuit ended when Kinney fatally shot Pierce.

Through the Cracks: A stranger, a police shooting, and a small town’s silence ...

RANGELY – No one seems to know why Daniel Pierce settled in this northwestern Colorado town last year after his wife in Missouri and...
Former Rangely Police Lt. Roy Kinney at his kitchen table, breaking months of silence about the man he killed and job he lost in a December 2018 shooting. (Photo by Susan Greene)

Through the Cracks: A stranger, a police shooting, and a rural town’s silence (Part...

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part collaboration between The Colorado Independent and The Rio Blanco Herald Times. We posted the first part, linked...
Still shot from the dashboard camera on former Rangely Police Lt. Roy Kinney's patrol car as he chased Daniel Pierce through the desert. The December 10, 2018 pursuit ended when Kinney fatally shot Pierce.

Through the Cracks: A stranger, a police shooting, and a rural town’s silence (Part...

Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part collaboration between The Colorado Independent and The Rio Blanco Herald Times. We will post the...
A crowd applauds as Tina Griego is inducted into the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (Photo by Lynn Bartels)

Denver Press Club inducts Indy managing editor Tina Griego into its Hall of Fame

Dear readers, I write this late Friday, having just edited Mike Littwin’s column about the impeachment inquiry and, before that, spent the evening with Mike...

The Indy 500: The courage of undocumented immigrants who talk to reporters

We reporters are used to being stood up.  Our sources often get cold feet. And for good reason: Many have a lot to lose by...
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