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Zenzinger: Republicans got caught trying to break the law; now their apologists spin it as moral injustice 21.7.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
In an unethical gambit that received scant attention at the time, a Republican colleague in the Colorado Senate amended a school busing bill with language designed to benefit charter schools at the expense of public school districts.
A Colorado war veteran lost parental rights to her children through a rarely-scrutinized legal process. Now she’s asking the state Supreme Court to intercede. 20.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
If Ashley had abused or neglected her children while they were in her care, she would have had access to a bevy of state resources: a caseworker, a treatment plan to resolve the problems involved and reunite the family, and a free, court-appointed attorney if the parent can't afford to pay. But because the children's fathers filed a stepparent adoption claim, Ashley had nothing.
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Trump administration fact check: Environment, VA, Russia and jobs 13.7.2019 Denver Post: National News Headlines
President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim.
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Commentary: How school desegregation became the third rail of Democratic politics 12.7.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
The issue of "busing" has returned to public conversation following a testy exchange between Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and former vice president Joe Biden in the second night of the Democratic presidential debate. When Harris highlighted Biden's opposition to "busing," Biden pushed back, saying he had been a "lifetime champion of civil rights," but just opposed "federal intervention" and what opponents called "forced busing."
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Fear of immigration raids looms as plans for ICE “family operation” move forward 7.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
President Donald Trump said his administration will move forward "fairly soon" with a plan to arrest thousands of migrant families in surprise roundups across major U.S. cities, with the two-week deadline he imposed on Democrats expiring Saturday.
Developers on Lakewood’s anti-growth vote: “Uncertainty is never a businessperson’s friend” 4.7.2019 Denver Post: Business
How will developers react to Lakewood's new housing construction limit, passed Tuesday in a special election by 53 percent of voters? One attorney who represents developers wonders if Lakewood will get "red-lined" by builders who simply want to avoid a tougher regulatory environment.
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Guest Commentary: Republican hawks need Liz Cheney in the Senate 1.7.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
The Trump Era has been pretty good so far for the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. In 2016, Elizabeth Cheney won her first term as Wyoming’s sole member of the House of Representatives. Two years later, her colleagues elected her as chair of the Republican conference, the No. 3 position in party […]
Colorado AG says House Republicans can’t sue to stop red-flag law 28.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado's attorney general defended the actions of House Democrats on Thursday, claiming their refusal to have a controversial gun control bill read aloud did not cause harm to House Republicans and should not result in the red-flag law being deemed unconstitutional.
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House panel backs subpoena for White House counselor Kellyanne Conway 27.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The House Oversight Committee approved a subpoena Wednesday to force White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to appear before the panel as it looks into allegations that she repeatedly violated a federal law that limits political activity by government workers.
Guest Commentary: Not all budget deficits are created equal 18.6.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
The U.S. budget deficit is now almost $740 billion, the Treasury Department reported last week, prompting a new round of familiar criticism of 2017's Tax Cut and Jobs Act: The law's huge tax cuts were irresponsible, as were Republicans' sloppy and at times deliberately misleading assertions that the law would pay for itself.
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Once-controversial, Boulder housing co-ops proving worth in affordability, community 17.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Once labeled by a former councilman as “the most closely watched houses in the city of Boulder,” co-ops are not without their critics. The bruising, emotional debate over the co-op ordinance two years ago illuminated contrasting opinions about how a city -- and neighbors — should define a home. In the years since its passage, it also has provided an example of the creative ways in which the city can address its affordable housing crisis.
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson returns to Colorado next month 15.6.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Ben Carson, the U.S. secretary of housing and urban development, will stop in Colorado for the second time in as many months when he speaks to conservatives in Denver on July 12.
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Guest Commentary: Proposed development on Sloan’s Lake offers “poor doors” instead of affordable housing 11.6.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
The City of Denver is clamoring to create affordable housing for many thousands who desperately need it.  The danger is that our city leaders will do no better in solving the problem than they have in allowing it.
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Editorial: Colorado’s freshmen congressman, Joe Neguse, stands for Dreamers 8.6.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
The U.S. House finally passed a bill that would protect Dreamers from deportation. It is unlikely to ever be considered in the Senate, but Colorado’s Rep. Joe Neguse refused to treat the likely doomed American Dream and Promise Act like a statement bill.
Ask Amy: Grown-ups worry about unequal playdates 8.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Dear Amy: My husband and I have two children, ages six and one. We are part of a group of three other couples who also have kids. Our friends all have one child each.
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Colorado lawsuit over companion animals settles for $1M 4.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A Colorado housing authority accused of violating the federal rights of tenants with disabilities by charging a fee for companion animals has settled a lawsuit for nearly $1 million.
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Trump’s immigration approach has become central to his 2020 bid 3.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
As Democratic presidential candidates have put out fresh policy proposals this year on a host of issues -- including education, child care, housing, climate change, student loan debt, taxes and inequality -- President Donald Trump has put forward new ideas at much the same clip.
Some Colorado small-business owners pulling back from web sales as new tax rules become law 1.6.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Putting the break on a web store, looking for opportunities to grow sales offline, keeping emergency funds handy in the event of an audit; these are strategies Colorado small business owners are weighing as new sales tax collection rules take hold in the state.
Interior Department border deployments are mired in secrecy 31.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Law enforcement agents guarding wildlife refuges have been sent to the border, leaving public lands more exposed.
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Marijuana milestone: Colorado will allow delivery and tasting rooms soon under new laws — but with big catches 30.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
Starting next year, Colorado marijuana customers could begin getting their purchases delivered at home, like pizza. Or using marijuana inside licensed businesses. But not unless local officials give their OK.
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