Hardrock River Rising

Hardrock River Rising

Sam Schanfarber, CU News Corps Reporter

Regardless of the media attention it brought; regardless of the countless statements from government officials released in its wake; regardless of the outpouring of sentiment from environmental advocates: The spill at Gold King Mine is minuscule both in its immediate and ongoing consequences.

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December 6, 2015 • 0 comments

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Holmes case and trial costs still being tallied

Holmes case and trial costs still being tallied

Lo Snelgrove, Peri Duncan and Carol McKinley, CU News Corps

No one knows exactly how much taxpayer money was spent on the Aurora theater shooting case, but the three-year investigation and trial is surely one of the most — if not the most — expensive in Colorado history. Fig...  Read More »

December 20, 2015 • 0 comments

Meet Colorado’s Public Defender

Meet Colorado’s Public Defender

Carol McKinley and Lo Snelgrove, CU News Corps

Why can't we know how he spends taxpayer dollars and what it's like to defend bad guys like the Planned Parenthood shooter

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December 17, 2015 • 0 comments

OPINION: Should we give life to death?

OPINION: Should we give life to death?

Carol McKinley, CU News Corps

By Carol McKinley CU News Corps The Aurora theater killer is in a diagnostic jail facility as authorities decide where to put him for the rest of his life. Most folks I run into want to discuss his fate. They say they...  Read More »

August 31, 2015 • 0 comments

Coffee With George Brauchler: Theater shooting case DA sits back

Coffee With George Brauchler: Theater shooting case DA sits back

Carol McKinley, CU News Corps Adviser

On the eve of the Aurora theater gunman's formal sentencing, we have a conversation with the District Attorney who prosecuted the case for seven months. George Brauchler sat down with CU News Corps' Carol McKinley to explain what's ahead.  This week, startin...  Read More »

August 22, 2015 • 0 comments

Does Colorado’s death penalty have a race problem?

Does Colorado’s death penalty have a race problem?

Kelsey Ray, Staff writer

James Holmes killed more people during his movie theater massacre than Nathan Dunlap, Sir Mario Owens and Robert Ray combined. Dunlap, Owens and Ray, all of whom are black, are on death row. Holmes, who is white, will spend...  Read More »

August 20, 2015 • 0 comments

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Reporter’s Notebook: #DemDebate

Reporter’s Notebook: #DemDebate

Lars Gesing, CU News Corps Assistant Director

Inside the debate spin room, reporting is a contact sport.

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October 14, 2015 • 1 comment

The man who told Barack Obama he had won the presidency

The man who told Barack Obama he had won the presidency

Lars Gesing, CU News Corps Assistant Director

Today in our Anecdotal Evidence column: Steve Schale will never forget the moment he told Barack Obama that he would be the next president of the United States, and what Obama said next.

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October 11, 2015 • 0 comments

How third parties messed up the 2000 Flori-duh election

How third parties messed up the 2000 Flori-duh election

Lars Gesing, CU News Corps Assistant Director

Today in our Anecdotal Evidence column: University of Central Florida political scientist Aubrey Jewett looks back at those days in November of 2000 when 537 votes ended up putting George W. Bush in the White House.

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October 6, 2015 • 0 comments

Presidential candidates: the house guests who won’t leave

Presidential candidates: the house guests who won’t leave

Lars Gesing, CU News Corps Assistant Director

Today in our Anecdotal Evidence column: One candidate may have lost the 2008 election because she spend too little time in Florida, another because he wouldn't leave.

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October 3, 2015 • 0 comments

Florida’s political geography is a roadway puzzle

Florida’s political geography is a roadway puzzle

Lars Gesing, CU News Corps Assistant Director

Today in our Anecdotal Evidence column: Florida International University political scientist Dario Moreno explains how the interstate system shapes the Sunshine State's electoral politics.

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October 1, 2015 • 0 comments

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