bg

Civil Rights:

GUEST POST: 26 June 2015 – One Year Later

One year ago Sunday, the United States Supreme Court extended liberty and equality to the gay and lesbian community by deciding that our marriages were […]...

> read more

June 28, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Its downtown jail packed, Denver readies a ‘deteriorating’ old building for inmates

Denver’s downtown jail, opened in 2010 by then-Mayor John Hickenlooper, was supposed to provide enough space at least until 2035. But now, under Mayor Michael […]...

> read more

June 24, 2016 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Politics, The Mix, Top Stories

Transgender students struggle with mental health issues, survey shows

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Ann Schimke on June 21, 2016 Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth in Colorado are more likely to plan or […]...

> read more

June 22, 2016 Civil Rights, Health, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

What’s on this 80-year-old cancer patient’s bucket list? Helping to pass aid-in-dying.

Patti James has spent her 80 years focusing on her nursing career, responsibilities to her family and foster kids, service to her church and devotion […]...

> read more

June 21, 2016 Civil Rights, Health, Just In, The Mix

Investigation declares DougCo school board members exempt from anti-bullying policy

A costly legal investigation has cleared two Douglas County Board of Education members of harassment and bullying allegations, finding that district anti-bullying policies apply to […]...

> read more

June 20, 2016 Civil Rights, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

News Poem: “Could Be”

Reader Alan Gilbert sent us this poem in response to the tragic shooting in Orlando on Sunday. Check out more of our long-dormant News Poems […]...

> read more

June 17, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, news poems, The Blogs, The Mix

Denver janitors march for dignity and a living wage

Hundreds of Denver janitors and their supporters took to the streets Wednesday to fight for a path to a $15 per hour wage. Holding mops, […]...

> read more

June 17, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

In Denver, LGBT people of color mourn Orlando their own way

They chanted, they sang, they shouted and they wept. Dozens of LGBT people of color gathered in the Sunnyside neighborhood of northwest Denver Wednesday evening […]...

> read more

June 16, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado backs off controversial proposal to change schools rating system

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Nicholas Garcia on June 8, 2016 PUEBLO — After outcry from education advocacy and civil rights groups, Colorado schools will […]...

> read more

June 9, 2016 Civil Rights, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Lawsuit accuses Denver builders of wage theft, sexual harassment and racism

SkyHouse Denver is a gleaming maze of glass and steel, 26 stories that stare down on Broadway across the street from the Brown Palace Hotel. […]...

> read more

June 8, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

EVENTS

img
Primary night with The Colorado Independent

Mail-in ballots are due. Polls close at 7 p.m. After months of campaigning, the Colorado primary ends tonight. In the run-up to tonight’s election, The Colorado […]

Read More

TWITTER

THE BLOGS

img
Free speech in Colorado: Bus bench Jesus vs. the Bias Response Team

  In Colorado Springs, multiple media outlets reported on a local pastor, Lawson Perdue, saying his “Jesus is Lord” advertisements on public bus stop benches might be barred because […]

Read More