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I-70 expansion contractor to reconsider plans for 24/7 construction through 2023

News that construction on the I-70 expansion through Denver could run 24/7 for the next 65 months drew prompt backlash from people concerned about additional […]...

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July 10, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

I-70 expansion contractor seeks Denver’s OK for construction 24 hours a day through 2023

The 10-mile, $1.2 billion expansion of I-70 through Denver promises to bring more disruption to the already heavily polluted, largely Latino and low-income neighborhoods through […]...

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July 6, 2018 Environment/Energy, Just In

Greene: That time a Denver cop made up excuses to handcuff a reporter

Tina Griego – my colleague who’d normally edit this column – suggested that I calm down and sleep on it before writing. Find your grounding, […]...

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July 6, 2018 All stories, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Mix

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 […]...

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June 28, 2018 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Greene: Despite promises of reform, Hancock and team failed to seek answers, accountability in excessive force homicide

A disturbing report outlines Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration’s inaction in response to sheriff’s deputies’ killing of a mentally ill homeless man in Denver’s jail. The […]...

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March 19, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Guest Post: An Office of Public Private Partnership Denver Doesn’t Need

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to provide […]...

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February 16, 2018 Guest Posts, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Greene: How Denver’s outgoing safety manager earned the nickname “STeflon” O’Malley

Stephanie O’Malley made headlines Monday when her boss, Mayor Michael Hancock, announced she’ll no longer be running Denver’s safety department and that he’s reassigning her […]...

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February 7, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

Can autonomous vehicles solve the “first-mile, last-mile” problem?

It’s called the first-mile, last-mile problem of mass transit, and it has vexed transportation planners forever during the automotive era. Until you make it easy […]...

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December 8, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

GREENE: Michael Marshall’s jail killing prompts $4.65 million payout, new policies in Denver

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has reached a $4.65 million settlement with the family of Michael Marshall, whom Denver Sheriff’s deputies killed in the city jail […]...

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November 1, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Littwin: Shutting down DACA would be an entirely Trump-made disaster

Here’s a guess. Even Donald Trump knows that shutting down the DACA program, as he’s strongly hinted he would, would be a disaster, both personal […]...

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September 1, 2017 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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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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