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Prepaid ‘cash cards’ a pricey way to swipe

Prepaid ‘cash cards’ a pricey way to swipe

Americans are more conscious of debt than ever. Feeling burned by bank overdraft fees of $30 or more, or by credit-card interest rates that can top 25 percent, a growing number of consumers are turning to prepaid, reloadable “cash cards.”...

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March 27, 2009 Politics, Top Stories
Preventive reproductive health care pays off

Preventive reproductive health care pays off

This year is the 55th birthday of the birth control pill. It is also 44 years since the U.S. Supreme Court decriminalized birth control in Griswold v. Connecticut. Yet, debates over family planning and contraception are alive and widespread. Coloradans...

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March 25, 2009 Civil Rights, Health
Mike Rosen argues for ‘royal privilege’ over Electoral College reform

Mike Rosen argues for ‘royal privilege’ over Electoral College reform

As someone who was fortunate to twice win Electoral College elections, I took great interest in Denver Talk Radio host Mike Rosen’s recent defense of the current system. His attack on the principle of “One Person, One Vote“...

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March 23, 2009 Politics
It’s time to respect the living as we do the war dead

It’s time to respect the living as we do the war dead

In this bicentennial year of Abraham Lincoln's birth, I recently was re-reading part of Doris Kearns Goodwin's epic history, "Team of Rivals." Once again it was stunning to see the number of casualties during the Civil War, the dead and...

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March 16, 2009 Health, Politics
Restoring stem cell research – now and beyond

Restoring stem cell research – now and beyond

President Barack Obama has certainly had his plate full since he took office — the economy, children’s health and the housing crisis, all have piled up at once. He continues to take bold action that will ensure the long-term stability...

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March 11, 2009 Health, Politics
Time to modernize Colorado’s fiscal landscape

Time to modernize Colorado’s fiscal landscape

Colorado has one of the most complex fiscal systems in the entire country. We are not, in our current form, adequately suited to deal with ever-changing economic realities. The Colorado General Assembly is currently debating a bill, Senate...

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March 6, 2009 Politics
A gag-rule chronicle or notes from the Senate-floor filibuster

A gag-rule chronicle or notes from the Senate-floor filibuster

At roughly 10:30 p.m., in the waning minutes of the all-day Republican filibuster against Colorado budget reform bill SB 228, Minority Leader Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, threw an elbow. The Democratic majority wouldn't budge or break. After 10 hours, partisans on...

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March 3, 2009 Politics
Seeds of Rocky’s demise planted 20 years ago … electronically

Seeds of Rocky’s demise planted 20 years ago … electronically

My first paid byline was in the Rocky Mountain News in 1988 – a college football story that was a minor scoop on the Denver Post. ...

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February 28, 2009 Politics
Mortgage rescue plan? Let ’em fail

Mortgage rescue plan? Let ’em fail

Still not convinced of the need for a mortgage rescue plan? Read more about foreclosure issues in Colorado....

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February 27, 2009 Politics
Park Service retirees: Repeal Bush-era concealed weapons rule change

Park Service retirees: Repeal Bush-era concealed weapons rule change

Late in 2008, the Bush Administration rushed through a regulatory change that would allow concealed-carry firearms to be possessed in national parks and national wildlife refuges in accordance with state permit requirements. The rule went into effect on Jan. 9....

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February 26, 2009 Environment/Energy, Politics

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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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