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Its downtown jail packed, Denver readies a ‘deteriorating’ old building for inmates

Denver’s downtown jail, opened in 2010 by then-Mayor John Hickenlooper, was supposed to provide enough space at least until 2035. But now, under Mayor Michael […]...

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June 24, 2016 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Politics, The Mix, Top Stories

Holmes family prayers – and its silence

What we know about James Holmes’ trial is that it’s set to start in Arapahoe County in less than a month. And that it’ll be […]...

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March 31, 2015 Center Well, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Police-powers let schools bar unvaccinated students, court says

Students suffered a chickenpox outbreak in a New York school. Administrators forced unvaccinated kids to stay home. Anti-vaccination parents objected in court. In January, in […]...

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March 30, 2015 Center Well, Health, Just In, The Mix

Gardner ousts Udall from U.S. Senate

At the Hyatt Regency DTC on Tuesday night, everyone was a resident of Yuma. Or wanted to be. “Is anyone here from Yuma?” asked Senator-elect […]...

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November 4, 2014 Center Well, Top Stories

Gardner builds lead that may be insurmountable

Republican Congressman Cory Gardner appears in preliminary election returns to have unseated incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Udall in a hard-fought campaign that was indicative of a national GOP wave against an unpopular president....

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November 4, 2014 Center Well, Just In, Top Stories

Hillary Clinton stumps for Colorado Dems, defends role of women’s issues

DENVER— From the stall of my pre-Hillary pee at Aurora’s Radisson hotel, two middle-aged women can be heard talking about how they scored tickets to see […]...

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October 21, 2014 Center Well, Just In, Top Stories, Uncategorized
Colorado Supreme Court Denies Appeal, Colorado Recall Legal Turmoil Over

Colorado Supreme Court Denies Appeal, Colorado Recall Legal Turmoil Over

The Colorado Independent just received a copy of the Colorado Supreme Court's decision not to hear the appeal filed by Clerk Ortiz of Pueblo and Robert Nemanich regarding the District Court decision effectively dismissing the use of all-mail ballots in...

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August 15, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, The Blogs
Speak English: Partisan Politics Strain Link Connecting Immigration, Education Reform

Speak English: Partisan Politics Strain Link Connecting Immigration, Education Reform

Colorado made national headlines this year when lawmakers passed the ASSET bill providing in-state tuition for many undocumented high school graduates seeking a college education. Now an overhaul of the state’s public education funding formula, passed but pending enactment until...

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August 14, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics, Uncategorized

As Woman Takes Top Job, Sex Assaults Still Plague Air Force Academy, Crisis Center Says

A decade after a rape scandal rattled the Air Force Academy, reports of sexual assaults involving cadets are surging, according to Colorado Springs’ rape crisis center....

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August 14, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Health, Politics, The Mix

Morse on Giron: She’s Plain Crazy about Pueblo

Colorado Democratic state Senate President John Morse speaks his mind and has endured no end of pains recently as a result. But it's a refreshing quality in a lawmaker -- a Colorado tradition that might include Morse, as well as...

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August 13, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, In-Depth, Politics, The Blogs

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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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