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Author : Tessa Cheek

DMV to reopen two locations offering immigrant driver’s permits

Two Department of Motor Vehicles offices, one in Colorado Springs and another in Grand Junction, will again offer driver’s permits to undocumented immigrants, starting June 1. The offices shut […]...

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May 20, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Civil Rights, Just In, Politics

Lakeside Amusement Park cops bark at disabled customers: No service dogs on rides

Maureen Stevens was glad to have her service dog Chester standing calmly in front of her while she filmed a Lakeside police officer screaming at one […]...

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May 20, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver civil rights activists to protest AT&T in wake of president’s racist texts

Denver civil rights activist Alvertis Simmons thought of his granddaughter when he saw the racist meme that former AT&T president Aaron Slator sent to a […]...

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May 15, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Mix

National PAC fails to disclose spending in Denver elections

The Realtors Fund, a political action committee, failed to report that it had spent at least $40,000 supporting Denver City Council candidates Elizabeth Adams and Jolon […]...

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May 15, 2015 Just In, Political Ad Watch, Politics, The Mix

Polis: House rushed Patriot Act reauthorization that failed to rein in surveillance abuse

Colorado Democratic Congressman Jared Polis voted against the USA Freedom Act on Wednesday arguing that the bill to reauthorize and reform the Patriot Act doesn’t […]...

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May 15, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Environmentalists are targeting Colorado coal, successfully

A federal judge has threatened to block Tri-State Generation’s expanded Colowyo and Trapper coal mines outside Craig, Colorado. It’s a big win for environmentalists and a big […]...

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May 14, 2015 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix

Workforce development will give Coloradans training for hard-to-fill tech jobs

Just over a year after he dropped out of college, Logan Parrish was working as a host at the Boulder Dinner Theater where he earned […]...

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May 12, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Thunderdome 2015: Native Americans vs. coaches

“Thunderdome 2015” is The Colorado Independent’s wrap-up series on the 2015 legislative season. For a series overview, check out “Thunderdome 2015: 120 days under the gold […]...

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May 8, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Civil Rights, Education, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Thunderdome 2015: Police body cameras vs. chokeholds

“Thunderdome 2015” is The Colorado Independent’s wrap-up series on the 2015 legislative season. For a series overview, check out “Thunderdome 2015: 120 days under the gold […]...

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May 8, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Sine Die Scene: Testing reform and consumer protection survive zombie-bill horde

Gavels were slamming last night as the two parties arm wrestled through the final, defining issues of the session. Sine Die is the last night […]...

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May 7, 2015 Big Media, Capitol Dispatch, Education, Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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Drilling into Colorado fracking: A panel discussion

The governor’s drilling task force has wrapped up its work and Coloradans are wondering what’s next with drilling and fracking policy in the state. Colorado […]

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