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Author : Marcos Restrepo

Supreme Court hears Arizona immigration case today

Supreme Court hears Arizona immigration case today

The Supreme Court will hear arguments today on the legality of four provisions contained in Arizona’s immigration enforcement law. Analysts on both side of this issue say the court’s eventual decision will affect the future of state immigration laws across...

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April 25, 2012 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Immigration, Politics, State Budget
Obama drug policy: same as it ever was

Obama drug policy: same as it ever was

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy issued its 2012 strategy Tuesday; opponents insist it maintains the same failed policies of prior administrations....

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April 19, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics
Romney campaign may be moving left on immigration

Romney campaign may be moving left on immigration

Mitt Romney’s campaign hired GOP campaign strategist Ed Gillespie, while Kris Kobach’s “advisor” status was put in doubt, according to news reports....

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April 18, 2012 Center Well, Immigration, Politics
Romney, Obama both hustling for Latino voters

Romney, Obama both hustling for Latino voters

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney discussed the importance of the Latino vote over the weekend. According to MSNBC’s First Read, speaking at a private fundraiser in Palm Beach over the weekend, ”Romney told his audience, ‘We have to get...

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April 17, 2012 Civil Rights, Immigration, Politics
ALEC continues to lose corporate supporters

ALEC continues to lose corporate supporters

A campaign launched by several progressive organizations has led eight major corporations to withdraw from the American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, where state legislators and business representatives meet to draft model legislation....

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April 15, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics
Labor leaders to Obama: Push Columbia harder to stem violence

Labor leaders to Obama: Push Columbia harder to stem violence

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, and Leo W. Gerard, international president of the United Steelworkers, have called on President Obama to not certify the Colombia Free Trade Agreement during the sixth Summit of the Americas that...

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April 14, 2012 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, State Budget
Women continue to face workplace challenges and discrimination

Women continue to face workplace challenges and discrimination

African-American and Latina women, who now make up an important part of the U.S. workforce, face higher rates of poverty and unemployment than white and Asian working women.

The U.S. Department of Labor wrote Thursday: “On...

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April 14, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics, State Budget
More companies flee association with ALEC

More companies flee association with ALEC

A campaign launched by several progressive organizations has led five major corporations to withdraw from the American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, which has been accused by progressive organizations of working “to disenfranchise African Americans, Latinos, students, the elderly,...

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April 12, 2012 Civil Rights, Politics
VIDEO: Colombia President Santos calls for new look at War on Drugs

VIDEO: Colombia President Santos calls for new look at War on Drugs

Another Latin American president has called for a conversation about the U.S.-sponsored war on drugs during the sixth Summit of the Americas, which takes place next week in Cartagena, Colombia....

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April 10, 2012 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics
Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Kraft and Intuit drop membership in ALEC

Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Kraft and Intuit drop membership in ALEC

The Coca-Cola Company announced last week it is withdrawing from the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, which has been accused by progressive organizations of working “to disenfranchise African Americans, Latinos, students, the elderly, the disabled, and the...

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April 8, 2012 Center Well, Politics

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Desert drought dust ups avalanche danger in Colorado backcountry

We all know what a blanket of fresh snow is supposed to look like, but for the last 10 years, the snows falling in parts of the Colorado Rockies have been far from virgin white and fluffy.

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THE BLOGS

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Keefe: Cory Gardner as Colorado’s surrealist candidate

You see, he’s not lying. He is “challenging our preconditioned perceptions of reality.”

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EVENTS

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Democracy Now! Denver Double Whammy

On Democracy Now! tomorrow, The Independent’s Susan Greene on the historic $4.65 million jury verdict against the city of Denver for the 2010 city-jail excessive force killing of Marvin Booker, and columnist Mike Littwin on Colorado’s dead-heat races for governor and U.S. Senate.

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