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Legislation would allow death penalty without unanimous jury vote

Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that would remove the need for a unanimous jury decision in death penalty sentencing. SB 64 would allow a...

The forest is crying

"One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk.” The quote is attributed to Crazy Horse in the late 19th century, as he...

Whistleblower John Kiriakou comes to Boulder

It all started with John Kiriakou getting punched in the face — sort of. It was the late ’80s. Kiriakou (pronounced kir-ee-ah-koo) was 23 and working...

End run: New education law will give power to school reformers

In the early 2010s, conservative billionaires from the Koch brothers to Alex Cranberg poured money into local school board elections nationwide in order to...

City of Boulder recommends controversial Nextdoor.com

In what the City calls an effort to increase community engagement, Boulder recently started using the neighborhood social media platform Nextdoor.com to communicate with...

Celebrating 22 by celebrating you

“It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” —Tom Brokaw I agree with Tom Brokaw, but would add that...

Roadless?

In Western Colorado, just south of Somerset and east of Paonia, there is a tract of land within Gunnison National Forest that, despite the...

Colorado to consider renaming Columbus Day

Rep. Joe Salazar will introduce a bill in the state General Assembly this session that would change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day in...

State officials say repealing Obamacare wouldn’t be beneficial

Since Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), passed in 2010, Congressional conservatives have tried to repeal the health care law more...

What went wrong with the Colorado health co-op

When Obamacare passed, I just cried. I watched the votes come in,” says Emilyn Inglis of Lyons. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 7,...

Eleven anti-fracking ballot initiatives submitted to state

State legislators commented last week on 11 ballot initiatives filed by the advocacy group Coloradans Resisting Extreme Energy Development (CREED) that seek to ban...

A turning point

In a state known for its big game and wide open spaces there’s one thing that’s been conspicuously missing from Colorado’s landscape for more...
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