THE MIX

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Wiretap: ‘I am not a racist’ sounds a lot like the new ‘I’m not a crook’

Day 4 of shithole-gate: Trump denies he said shithole. What he does say, probably not meaning to invoke Nixon, is “I am not a racist.” […] > read more

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An FCC commissioner scolded a local Colorado news outlet for its ‘tacit support’ of pirate radio

Here’s a doozy. “A pirate radio signal that first shot out across Longmont’s airwaves late last year has drawn an unusual, high-level scolding from the […] > read more

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Colorado GOP lawmakers seek repeal of magazine ban despite New Year’s Eve mass shooting

Republican advocates of the right to bear arms with high-capacity magazines aim to legalize them again despite Colorado’s latest mass shooting. On New Year’s Eve, […] > read more

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Guest Post (with photos): From Haiti to Aurora and back

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 […] > read more

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Wiretap: Trump is all over the map on immigration while Dreamers are stuck in limbo

As it becomes increasingly less clear what exactly the president is willing to sign in a bipartisan bill to address the plight of the Dreamers, […] > read more

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Wiretap: Welcome to the Dreamers Show, as hosted by one Donald Trump

In an effort to show he was not the unfit leader portrayed in “Fire and Fury,” Donald Trump let the world watch his sort-of negotiation […] > read more

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The price of a national park fee hike

When Kitty Benzar bought her house in Colorado’s San Juan National Forest 30 years ago, federal law prohibited land-management agencies from charging people to use […] > read more

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News Poetry: The Eye of the Beholder

The one on the left, with the pink backpack, carrying the C-4, is wearing a headset under that checked yellow scarf, receiving final instructions. The […] > read more

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What’s in a school lunch? A Denver district wants parents to see for themselves

To show parents the days of microwaved chicken nuggets and jiggly fruit cocktail are over, Denver school district officials have produced a how-to cooking video […] > read more

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News Poetry: Sparrows

I sip tea while men declare war in my living room. They raise fists on evening news, set a flag alight. It burns, small country, […] > read more

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Wiretap: Why a gossipy, error-ridden book is the perfect explainer for TrumpWorld

A poorly written book filled with tedious detail and more than a few errors has become a runaway sensation — and for good reason. “Fire […] > read more