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News Nuggets, 13 August 2009: Markey Town Halls!

Dug up fresh, daily. BRING IT ON: U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey will go from walking through one bitterly contested territory to another. She is concluding...

GOP state Treasurer candidate Hasan’s tribute to the ‘man of Never...

Republican candidate for Colorado State Treasurer Muhammad Ali Hasan has penned a tribute to Michael Jackson. It is a sincere and hopeful piece. It...

Early Bird Special: Jackson’s death could cost Anschutz some big bucks

Here’s our daily roundup of some of the news around Colorado that caught our attention: • Denver billionaire Phil Anschutz could take a serious bath...

Bad old media: Time’s take on the King of Pop

Michael Jackson was an all-time great legendary performer. The rest of the story of his life, you could say, is less about him and more about the crazy celebrity-obsessed media of the era in which he lived, our era. And the too-clever exploitative opening of Time Magazine's obituary underlines the problem, and in that way at least, is sadly appropriate. Colorado Independent Friday readers, permit this digression, please.