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Author : Kelsey Ray

Pueblo, Teller Counties face ACLU suit for jailing man six weeks without a court date

The ACLU of Colorado filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Pueblo and Teller County Sheriff’s Offices on behalf of Michael Bailey, a man who was […]...

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September 7, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver coalition releases step-by-step guide seeking to end school-to-prison pipeline

Denver education and community leaders Thursday launched a how-to guide to help more schools implement “restorative practices,” an alternative to traditional discipline methods that seeks […]...

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September 1, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Zinke: Don’t eliminate monuments, but “a handful” should be downsized

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommended to President Donald Trump today that none of 27 national monuments under review should be eliminated — but “a handful,” […]...

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August 24, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

The Indy Weekly Podcast: Mythbusting the transgender military “burden”

In a series of three tweets Wednesday, President Donald Trump ordered a ban on transgender military service, citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption” as a […]...

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July 31, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

LISTEN: Why Marvin Booker’s family is alleging a coverup in their son’s death

Marvin Booker died seven years ago this month at the hands of officers at the Denver jail. But serious questions linger about the authenticity of […]...

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July 10, 2017 Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The Indy Weekly Podcast: Why this lawyer would rather go to jail than “die without Medicaid”

Longtime disability rights advocate Carrie Ann Lucas is a dedicated activist, but she usually avoids risking arrest — she is, after all, an attorney. That […]...

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July 7, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Disabled activists arrested during healthcare protest in Cory Gardner’s office

Police arrested 10 disability rights activists, many in wheelchairs, on Thursday after a  58-hour sit-in protest in Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver office. The protest, which began Tuesday morning, […]...

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June 30, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats

What repealing Obamacare would mean for one rural Colorado hospital

San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center in Alamosa is a small hospital, with only 49 beds. But it is the only hospital within 121 […]...

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June 29, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats

For state regulators considering drilling permits, “no” is off the table

The state of Colorado has what’s believed to be an uninterrupted, 66-year-old history of not denying oil and gas companies permits to drill.   It’s […]...

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June 2, 2017 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Groups file legal action to halt looming construction at Rocky Flats

Denver community and environmental groups today took legal action to block the construction of hiking, biking and equestrian trails and a visitor center at Rocky […]...

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May 31, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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The Home Front: Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet unveils public-option health insurance bill

“Americans living in rural counties would get a public option for health insurance under a bill introduced by two U.S. senators,” reports The Grand Junction […]

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