Larger reported stories, investigative features

CARY KENNEDY | The public education candidate has the base. Is that enough to win the primary?

The Cary Kennedy for Governor campaign is headquartered near downtown Denver in a converted classroom of a restored, century-old red brick elementary school. The location […]...

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June 20, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Griego, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Mix

WALKER STAPLETON | A political unknown 8 years ago. Now the establishment GOP’s hope to break a blue wave.

It was the day before Walker Stapleton’s 44th birthday and Colorado’s Republican state treasurer looked relieved. Dressed in a crisp white shirt, red tie and […]...

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June 19, 2018 2018 Governor Race, All stories, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

JARED POLIS | Boulder congressman has big plans and big money to push them

Jared Polis wants you to know he doesn’t answer to anyone but the people of Colorado. No “special interests” or corporations. No big individual donors. […]...

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June 18, 2018 2018 Governor Race, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

DOUG ROBINSON | In the shadow of a front-runner, a tall man makes his move

“Hey, hi, Doug Robinson calling. Hope you are well. Listen, just touching base with you— you’ve probably seen some of the news over the last […]...

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June 17, 2018 2018 Governor Race, In-Depth, Just In, Must Reads, Politics, The Mix

GREG LOPEZ | A ‘taste-test’ candidate counts on personal touch to prove skeptics wrong

In the world of conventional political wisdom — a world to which he pays no mind — Greg Lopez’s chances of winning the Republican primary […]...

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June 16, 2018 2018 Governor Race, Griego, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Siding with Christian cake-maker, High Court says CO’s civil rights agency displayed ‘hostility’ toward his beliefs

The U.S. Supreme Court today sided with a Christian baker in a case that pitted his religious beliefs against gay rights over a never-baked wedding […]...

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June 4, 2018 All stories, Civil Rights, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado schools gave out nearly 1,800 suspensions to young students with disabilities last year

Getting sent home from school became a constant for Ben Wankel’s second-grade son last fall. It started simply enough: The cafeteria was too noisy, his […]...

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May 14, 2018 Chalkbeat, Education, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Former Anadarko brass slam company for safety risks, callousness

Six former Anadarko employees have come forward on behalf of investors to describe a culture of corporate callousness that puts profits before safety. The six […]...

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May 8, 2018 Environment/Energy, FRACTURED, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, Must Reads, The Beats, The Mix

Greene: Former jury foreman in capital case made to reckon with his ‘racial stereotypes and prejudice’

Carl Dubler would prefer that I not write this. The software marketer from Centennial served as foreman of the 2009 jury that convicted and handed […]...

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April 28, 2018 All stories, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Must Reads, The Beats, The Mix

Dryland: Farmers in tough places to do agriculture are innovating for climate change

“Dryland” farmers on the high plains of Colorado grow their crops with whatever falls from the sky—no irrigation, no pumped groundwater—just what Mother Nature delivers. […]...

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April 3, 2018 Environment/Energy, H2O Radio, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Water

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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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