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KEEFE: The Border Wall
January 15, 2018 / No Comments

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Wiretap: ‘I am not a racist’ sounds a lot like the new ‘I’m not a crook’
January 15, 2018 / 1 Comment

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
January 12, 2018 / 1 Comment

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
January 12, 2018 / 4 Comments

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
January 11, 2018 / No Comments

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
January 11, 2018 / No Comments

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
January 10, 2018 / No Comments

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
January 09, 2018 / No Comments

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
January 09, 2018 / 1 Comment

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
January 09, 2018 / No Comments

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
January 08, 2018 / 1 Comment

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
January 08, 2018 / 3 Comments

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