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Ari Zavaras

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Chris Romer: Could big dog have transformed into underdog to win Denver mayor's race?

    Chris Romer.​Can the big dog ever win a mayoral election in Denver? Since 1983, the victor has always been an underdog, someone who barely registered a blip on the radar five months before the first round of voting. Chris Romer was definitely the big dog in this mayor's race, and he wound up ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Tom Clements, new Colorado prison chief: Can he bust out of the state's revolving door?

    Tom Clements.​This week, the Colorado Senate unanimously confirmed the appointment of Tom Clements as Department of Corrections executive director. It's not one of the most glamorous posts in Governor John Hickenlooper's cabinet, certainly, but it's one of the most crucial if the state is goin ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    January 13, 2011

    Denver mayor's race: And they're off!

    Bill Vidal.​Now that John Hickenlooper has been sworn in as governor, and Bill Vidal is officially Denver's interim mayor, the focus will soon shift to the race for the next mayor. A dozen candidates have already declared, and two high-profile names -- Linda Alvarado and Walter Isenberg -- are ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    "Labia lift" strip searches: ACLU action gooses prison officials into changing degrading policy

    Krystal Voss​Even under the best of circumstances, prison is an exercise in humiliation. But life just got a little less nasty for female inmates at the Denver Women's Correctional Facility, who no longer have to spread open their genitalia for invasive cavity searches after a family visit. P ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010

    Labia-lift searches of female prisoners have to stop, ACLU tells Ari Zavaras

    ​A few months ago we first reported on the "labia lift" -- an extremely invasive search process that the Colorado Department of Corrections has started using at its Denver women's prison. Now the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado has taken notice -- and demanded that the DOC immedia ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    For sale: supermax prison, like new

    ​State representative Glenn Vaad was appalled to discover recently that corrections officials have delayed opening a $200-million supermax because of Colorado's fiscal woes. There's nothing that offends Vaad, a Republican who represents the Greeley area, more deeply than the idea of a brand-ne ... More >>

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    March 20, 2007
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    December 25, 2003

    Year in Review: Strange But True

    From kitty cut-ups to an airline named Ted, this was one oddball year.

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    October 30, 2003

    Off Limits

    The dangle angle

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    October 23, 2003

    Off Limits

    Pack journalism

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    June 19, 2003

    A Class Act

    When it came time to elect a mayor, Denver got creative.

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    May 29, 2003

    Edifice Complex

    The little guy went big time...and the results are monumental.

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    May 15, 2003

    Joy in Mudville

    Bright spots in a down-and-dirty campaign season.

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    May 8, 2003

    Off Limits

    No parking zone

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    May 1, 2003

    Pop Quiz

    Feud for Thought May 1, 2003

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    May 1, 2003

    Imagine a Great Mayor

    The candidates are spit-shining their images, trying to prove that, really, they're not all the same person.

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    April 10, 2003

    Off Limits

    Hey, barkeep!

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    April 3, 2003

    The Straight Poop

    Cheesman neighbors worry that their park is going to the dogs.

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    March 20, 2003

    Pop Quiz

    All Politics Is Loco
    March 20, 2003

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    March 20, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of March 20, 2003

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    March 6, 2003

    Mayberry, BFD

    When pollsters start dialing the denizens of a small city, it's all Opie gone bad.

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    February 27, 2003

    Dangerous Liaisons

    Strategic talk about winning Denver's most coveted seat.

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    February 27, 2003

    Imagine a Great Campaign

    It takes more than money to make a mayor. You have to know your way around Colfax, when to cry Republican and how to handle a drag queen.

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    January 16, 2003

    Pop Quiz

    January 16, 2003

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    November 21, 2002

    Off Limits

    Pressing engagements

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    October 10, 2002

    Off Limits

    Spy vs. Spy

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    August 29, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of August 29, 2002

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    August 22, 2002

    Smart Bombs

    There's nothing intelligent about the way the DPD kept its spy files.

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    August 15, 2002

    Park Place

    An ambitious plan to expand Denver's parks may take root if the political climate is fertile.

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    May 23, 2002

    Off Limits

    There oughta be a lawyer

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    February 7, 2002

    Off Limits

    Shakers and movers

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    February 7, 2002

    Tape Worms

    The camera doesn't lie -- but every picture tells more than one story.

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    December 20, 2001

    Finding Forrester

    A jailbreak before election day could have been a PR disaster -- if anyone had known about it.

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    December 6, 2001

    Hit Them With Your Best Shot

    Dueling articles about police shootings spur plenty of newsroom fireworks.

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    September 27, 2001

    Talking Points

    Is there a problem between reporters and DIA's media staff? Depends on whom you ask.

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    December 7, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of December 7, 2000

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    November 9, 2000

    Captain Crunch

    Too much brass has made the Denver Police Department a little top-heavy.

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    August 24, 2000

    Something Wicked This Way Comes

    These cops have a beat, but can you dance to it?

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    February 3, 2000

    Off Limits

    Prison nation...

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    December 2, 1999

    What We Have Here...Is a Failure to Rehabilitate

    The youthful offender system was supposed to save gang kids. Now it’s about snitching, fronting—and growing numbers of teens headed for adult prison.

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    April 15, 1999

    A Real Ball-Buster

    Squeezing the truth out of the Department of Corrections.

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    October 23, 1997
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    October 16, 1997
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    September 25, 1997
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    February 6, 1997

    Caught Off Guard

    Sex harassment in the state prison system is no joke. So why is this man laughing?

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    January 9, 1997

    Please Release Me

    Colorado faces a boom in parolees--and rising evidence that parole isn't working.

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    August 8, 1996

    This Jail for Hire

    Colorado's cheap solution to prison overcrowding has cost inmates plenty. It could cost the state millions.

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    June 1, 1994

    KILLING TIME

    BOB BOCCARDI PUT HIS SON RICHARD IN PRISON. HE MAY NEVER GET HIM BACK OUT.BAD COMPANY IT'S BEEN A KILLER OF A YEAR FOR TIMOTHY STARKEY'S CELLMATES.

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