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Should Elected Leaders Talk to All Journalists, Even Rabid Ones?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

With the major media in decline, and more small outlets lining up along ideological lines, many people are less likely to hear from elected officials they disagree with.

Weekly Diaspora: 100 Years After Triangle Fire, Immigrant Workers Still Fighting for Labor Rights

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Last week marked the centennial of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, in which 146 most...

Weekly Audit: The Real Legacy of Reaganomics

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of B-movie actor-turned-conservative president, Ronal...

University Of Colorado Cost Centers To Forbid Credit Card Marketing

CU Independent | Christine Larsen on November 29, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

[University of Colorado-Boulder] students seeking credit cards will not find offers marketed on campus. Although recent federal reforms, effective ...

Weekly Audit: GOP Plays Chicken with the Debt Ceiling

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: GOP Plays Chicken with the Debt CeilingBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) is calling for a "big show...

Weekly Pulse: End-of-Life Counseling Returns, But Death Panels Still Nonsense

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A proposed program to cover counseling sessions for seniors on end-of-life care has risen from the a...

Weekly Diaspora: The Final Fight for the DREAM Act

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger It's a now-or-never moment for the DREAM Act, a bill that would provide a conditional path to citi...

Weekly Audit: A Progressive Deficit Fix?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The co-chairs of the 18-member deficit commission issued a preliminary presentation two weeks ago tha...

Weekly Audit: Curbing the Deficit, Cat Food, and You

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Curbing the Deficit, Cat Food, and Youby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The deficit commission released its much anticipat...

Post Shouldn't Forget About Stapleton's DUI Case

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Even though Walker Stapleton has been elected State Treasurer, the Denver Post shouldn't forget to make sure he turns over, at some point, the police report from his 1999 DUI arrest.

Why Hasn't Victim's Account of the Stapleton DUI Crash Appeared in the Post?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Denver Post is missing a major element in its reporting on State Treasurer candidate Walker Stapleton's1999 DUI arrest, specifically that a victim...

Weekly Pulse: FACE the Facts

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger In 1993, anti-choice extremists murdered a doctor, burned 12 buildings, set off a bomb, and blockaded ...

Can McInnis Release Tax Forms and Protect Partners' Privacy?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

What did Colorado gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis mean when he said on Fox Radio April 15 that he'd take a "beating" if he released his income tax returns?

Petroleum Club and McInnis Disagree on Canceled News Conference

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Journalists should tell us when a political candidate doesn't show up for a scheduled news conference, and they should try to find out if the explanation given for the absence is accurate.

Weekly Diaspora: What the #$@!, Arizona?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger While federal lawmakers cautiously mull over the possibility of dropping a comprehensive immigration reform bil...

Weekly Diaspora: Local Laws Target Immigrants; Activists Take to the Streets

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger While immigrant rights groups pressure the federal government via high-profile marches and rallies, anti-immigr...

Weekly Mulch: Massey Energy coal costs the environment

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger Coal consumption has costs -- this week's explosion at a West Virginia mine, which killed 25, made that cl...

Weekly Diaspora: The Game Plan for Immigration Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), started a hubbub among comprehensive immigration reform advocates last week when h...

COLUMN: My Decision To Have Weight-Loss Surgery

CU Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

... I'm not self-hating by any means. Even while battling my weight, I still juggle an active social life with a successful work and school life. I've...

All the News That's Fit to Link

John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
John Tomasic

Dear Colorado GOP: Twitter doesn't care what you think about the people on the other end; it just wants more of them. It's not a list-serve. It's the Twitter. You're either on it or you're off it.

Keep Ethics Commission Business in the Sunshine

Luis Toro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Luis Toro

Why is the Ethics Commission so concerned about having to operate in the public eye that it is considering going to the legislature to ask for a special exemption from the sunshine laws?

Independent Ethics Commission Acted Unethically: Judge

The Colorado Independent | Ernest Luning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission violated the state's Open Meetings Law when it failed to convene a dozen closed-door meetings hel...

Weekly Immigration Wire: Silence Strengthens Opposition

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Immigration reform and health care reform are inextricably connected. The ugly fact is that a third of all Hispanics in the U.S., almost half of the undocumented, lack health care.

Weekly Audit: Fixing the Foreclosure Problem

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

The U.S. job market may be showing signs of life, but the scenario isn't really so rosy, as our government has yet to relieve the foreclosure pandemic.

Weekly Immigration Wire: It's a Multicultural World, After All

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Media Consortium

In an increasingly connected world, our immigration policy impacts the health and well-being of many peoples and economies.