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Mary MacCarthy

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Mary MacCarthy oversees Colorado Politics’s video coverage, and as a reporter, keeps an eye on how national and global news affects our state. She has been a Denver-based correspondent for international television outlets for the past five years. Prior to that, she was an anchor and reporter at the Paris-based network France 24.

Contact: maccarthym@featurestory.com

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Recent Posts by Mary MacCarthy

Syrian refugee gives commencement speech in Boulder

Graduation — it’s an event as American as apple pie. And graduate Abdulsalam Hindawi looked just as American as the thousands of other students decked out in caps and gowns at the University of Colorado Boulder this month. But his back-story is far from typical. Hindawi is an asylum-seeker from Syria, who — despite the […]

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Urban Peak youth homeless drop-in center shut down, for now

One of the main resources for homeless youth in Denver is shut down, for now anyway. The Urban Peak drop-in Center at 21st and Stout closed its doors on April 28th, citing security concerns. An incident in late April in which youth from the center and other people gathered nearby interfered in an arrest “escalated […]

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Rain and cold take the high out of Denver’s 4/20 turnout

Marijuana activist and lawyer Rob Corry took to the stage at the 4/20 rally in Civic Center and declared that Denver is home to the “biggest 4/20 rally in the world.” That may have been the case at the height of the cannabis legalization movement, but it’s hard to imagine that was true Thursday. Rain […]

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WATCH: Hickenlooper on why he’s still so hesitant on pot

If you’re headed to Denver’s Civic Center park this afternoon, be prepared for a Rocky Mountain contact high. Today marks the fourth 4-20 marijuana festival since Colorado launched the world’s first legal retail market for the drug. The Denver celebration generally draws thousands of pot enthusiasts, the highlight of what, for many, is a week-long […]

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Hickenlooper confident he won’t have to call special session

Gov. John Hickenlooper says he’s confident legislators’ delays in coming up with a state budget won’t push him to call a special session. In an exclusive interview with Colorado Politics, the governor also chimed in with his thoughts on the race to take over his seat when he’s term-limited out of office in 2018, saying he […]

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Colorado welcomes Botswanan activist and International Woman of Courage

Malebogo Molefhe is a profile in courage. An activist against gender-based violence, she came to Colorado on the heels of a trip to Washington, D.C., to accept an International Woman of Courage award. We met up with the Botswanan in Denver’s Botanic Gardens, where she told us about her decade of work teaching women and girls to […]

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Report highlights ‘medical debt malpractice’ as Colorado Senate pushes reform of collection tactics

Have you ever received a medical bill — even though you hadn’t been to the doctor or a hospital in a year? Or opened a letter from a collection agency regarding a debt you had paid off months earlier? If that’s happened to you, you’re not alone. A new report by the Colorado Public Interest Research […]

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