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8/13/18 – Drinks and Dialogue

  Join us for Drinks and Dialogue at St. Vrain Cidery. Grab one of their many delicious ciders and engage in a conversation on Campaign Finance...

News Poetry: Three Bars of Summer 2018

Three Bars of Summer 2018 Karen Betstadt I. Hard brown coating constrains the running of cold white cream. I study the brown rectangle. choose a corner; bite. Like a skater falling through...

The Denver Post’s politics desk implodes. Three of its team will write for The...

Within the span of about a week, The Denver Post's state and federal politics team collapsed as three reporters and an editor quit. That's after Statehouse reporter Brian...

What we know so far about Denver’s commitment to 100% renewable electricity by 2030

Denver has now become the 10th, and largest, Colorado municipality to commit to 100 percent of its electricity being powered by renewable energy. Mayor Michael...

The middle class is shrinking in Colorado

Coloradans are under too much financial pressure to achieve a middle-class lifestyle, even with what are considered middle-class earnings, according to a study released...

Attention all womenfolk!

What are you steamed about? The heat? The traffic? The primary election results? Our mess of an immigration  policy? The Supreme Court nomination? The...

Colorado 2018 election: Where Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton stand on education

What do the candidates for governor of Colorado think about school funding and school choice? How would they address the achievement gap? And what...

Denver police open internal investigation into detaining of Colorado Independent editor

The Denver Police Department says it has opened an internal investigation into an incident in which The Colorado Independent’s Editor Susan Greene was handcuffed...

Mayor taps Westside commander Paul Pazen as Denver’s next police chief

Paul Pazen, a Denver native and career-long officer nicknamed “Smiley” because of his cheery attitude, will be the city’s next chief of police. Mayor Michael...

It’s a squeaker! Democratic Attorney General’s race shows Weiser slightly ahead of Salazar

More than 24 hours after polls closed and as the last ballots are being counted, University of Colorado law professor Phil Weiser maintains a...