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Author : Naomi Zeveloff

Colorado’s failing economy leaves kids dangling

Colorado’s failing economy leaves kids dangling

With more Colorado kids living in poverty, and efforts stalled to improve the state's child-welfare system, the free-falling economy has left the state’s most vulnerable kids without a safety net. ...

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January 30, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado starts search for new secretary of state

Colorado starts search for new secretary of state

Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman oversaw his own successful election last week to replace CD 7's outgoing Rep. Tom Tancredo. And that means that Governor Bill Ritter must find a replacement for Coffman, who spent the weeks leading up...

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November 10, 2008 Blog, Politics
‘Misled’ petition signers say Amendment 46 defeat brings relief

‘Misled’ petition signers say Amendment 46 defeat brings relief

The Vote No on Amendment 46 campaign isn't the only group pleased to see the anti-affirmative action measure lose, albeit on a teensy margin Thursday afternoon. Several people who launched complaints that they were misled into signing onto...

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November 10, 2008 Center Well, Civil Rights
Amendment 46 to repeal affirmative action loses despite hefty odds

Amendment 46 to repeal affirmative action loses despite hefty odds

After a two day post-election limbo, Colorado's Amendment 46 failed yesterday on a slim margin. The so-called Colorado Civil Rights Initiative is the first anti-affirmative action amendment propped by California businessman Ward Connerly to make it onto a state ballot...

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November 7, 2008 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics, Top Stories
After Colorado loss, Ward Connerly may pull the plug on affirmative-action bans

After Colorado loss, Ward Connerly may pull the plug on affirmative-action bans

Anti-affirmative-action guru Ward Connerly will likely halt his nationwide push to end race and gender preferences. Connerly, a part black California businessman, spoke with the Colorado Independent an hour after Amendment 46 toppled by an extremely thin margin. The...

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November 7, 2008 Center Well, Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
BREAKING: Amendment 46 shot down

BREAKING: Amendment 46 shot down

Amendment 46, the Colorado Civil Rights Initiative, has failed. The Rocky Mountain News just posted the outcome of the race on its election results page; the contest was in limbo for the past day and a half. ...

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November 6, 2008 Blog, Civil Rights, Politics
Affirmative-action ban uncertain in Colorado, challenged in Nebraska

Affirmative-action ban uncertain in Colorado, challenged in Nebraska

The Colorado Civil Rights Initiative is still treading water, with the result too close to call. County clerks in Boulder and Adams Counties are still counting ballots which could tip Amendment 46 one way or another. Though anti-affirmative action initiative...

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November 6, 2008 Blog, Civil Rights, Politics
Why a misinformed election worker kicked me out of the polls

Why a misinformed election worker kicked me out of the polls

Colorado voters had a relatively smooth ride in the polling places on Tuesday. But not so for this reporter. I was ejected from a Ruby Hill voting site in Denver, with one election worker threatening to call the police. Why?...

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November 6, 2008 Uncategorized
Anti-affirmative action measure still in limbo

Anti-affirmative action measure still in limbo

The Colorado Civil Rights Initiative, a ballot measure seeking to end affirmative action in the state, has not yet been called. ...

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November 5, 2008 Blog, Civil Rights, Politics
Nearly purged from rolls over check box, a first-time voter casts ballot

Nearly purged from rolls over check box, a first-time voter casts ballot

Dan Aschenbrenner exited the Godsman Elementary School polling place in Denver yesterday afternoon with surprisingly serene smile on his face. The 48-year-old had just cast his first ballot — ever. But it was a long, bumpy ride to get there....

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November 5, 2008 Center Well, Politics

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7/20/18 The Red Tent

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How much each candidate for governor raised from inside Colorado in 8 charts

It’s time to take another look at where gubernatorial donors are coming from— in terms of geography at least. We examined this topic last month, […]

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