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Estranged in America

Estranged in America
Lucia Gaspar was 14 years old when the thing that she and her family dreaded occurred.
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Breaking Bad News: Coaching the Bearers in Denver's Affordable Housing Crisis

Breaking Bad News: Coaching the Bearers in Denver's Affordable Housing Crisis
Nobody likes to be the bearer of bad news – least of all the good folks who are trying to help Coloradans find much-needed affordable housing. But it’s brutal out there. So brutal, in fact, that now there’s a talking-points guide for service providers tasked with explaining how few options low-income people have in putting roofs over their heads in Metro Denver.
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Cops Who Killed Ryan Ronquillo Go Undisciplined - Police Bungle Notifying His Mother

Cops Who Killed Ryan Ronquillo Go Undisciplined - Police Bungle Notifying His Mother
The police officers who shot Ryan Ronquillo were in compliance with department policy and will not be disciplined, the Denver Police Department announced Thursday morning. The ruling, which comes after an extended secondary investigation by multiple agencies, is the same as that made by Denver’s district attorney more than a year and a half ago, devastating Ronquillo’s family.
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Littwin: Winners, Losers and Coin Tossers in the Iowa Caucus

Littwin: Winners, Losers and Coin Tossers in the Iowa Caucus
The voters have finally spoken, and, in a surprise, at least to the pollsters, it turns out they had a lot to say. First, they handed the Donald his first-in-the-nation loss, and to Ted Cruz at that. Trump gave a brief, humbled, un-Trump-like concession speech which made you wonder, now that his winners-win tour is over, if we shouldn’t have seen this coming.
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Trump Skips Debate, Wins Anyway. Can He Be Stopped?

Trump Skips Debate, Wins Anyway. Can He Be Stopped?
We can now all agree on the Trump Effect. The Donald wins when he’s there. He wins when he isn’t there.
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Colorado Independent Sues Denver: Release the Michael Marshall Tapes

Colorado Independent Sues Denver: Release the Michael Marshall Tapes
The Colorado Independent has sued the City and County of Denver demanding the release of videotapes showing sheriff’s deputies’ fatal confrontation with Michael Lee Marshall, a mentally ill, homeless man, in the city jail.
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Hickenlooper SOTS Focuses on Rural CO Issues

Hickenlooper SOTS Focuses on Rural CO Issues
Gov. John Hickenlooper used his annual State of the State speech last Thursday to chide lawmakers for failing to compromise last session on the state’s most pressing issues: the state’s budget, which he believes will have to be cut in 2016-17, changes to a hospital provider fee that could free up $1 billion over five years for transportation and education, and reforms to a state construction defects law that developers say prevents them from building affordable condominiums.
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Study Details State-by-State Agenda to Ban Abortions

Study Details State-by-State Agenda to Ban Abortions
A new report by NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado exposes how national organizations working to outlaw abortion one state at a time have set their sights on Colorado. State Senator Andy Kerr (D-Lakewood) says even though the majority of Colorado voters support the 1973 Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutional right to abortion, they shouldn’t discount the effectiveness of a coordinated national movement.
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Oregon Militia's Malheur Refuge Occupation Explained

Oregon Militia's Malheur Refuge Occupation Explained
Since January 2, a crew of self-proclaimed militiamen have occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon. The occupation is a reaction to the sentencing for arson of Dwight and Steve Hammond, local ranchers who have become symbols of the Sagebrush Rebellion over the last two decades. But the action goes far beyond just one family’s fight with the federal government. It’s an escalation of a Westwide insurgency sparked by the Bundy Ranch standoff in 2014.
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Where Private Land Meets Public Interest: Context and Contests

Where Private Land Meets Public Interest: Context and Contests
Straddling the Colorado-New Mexico border, where the broken peaks of the San Juan Mountains give way to the high desert’s windswept buttes and mesas, a 1.4 million acre expanse harbors some of the wildest land in the Southwest. The last grizzly in the Southern Rockies lurked unnoticed here for decades. Extirpated wolves and wolverines are still rumored to roam the backcountry. Re-introduced Canadian lynx prowl the deep snow beneath conifers. But this this unnamed region, stretching between Colorado’s Wolf Creek Pass and Abiquiú, New Mexico, isn’t pure wilderness. Right in the middle are 500,000 acres of privately owned land, surrounded by three national forests and the Jicarilla Apache reservation.
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