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Former instructor prevails in free speech lawsuit against Adams State

  In 2015, Danny LeDonne published a series of articles criticizing his former employer, Adams State University. The school retaliated with a “No Trespass Order” […]...

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July 25, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Crackdowns on homeless camps follow Hancock’s ‘State of the City’ speech

On July 11, Mayor Michael Hancock delivered a “State of the City” address full of soaring, hopeful rhetoric about transportation, equitable development and “innovative projects” […]...

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July 21, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Meet Misty Plowright: The trans, Trekkie tech geek vying to unseat U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn

People like Misty Plowright don’t get elected to Congress. And that, she says, is exactly why she’s trying. The 33-year-old tech consultant is the nation’s […]...

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July 15, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

50 years ago, one report introduced Americans to the black-white achievement gap. Here’s what we’ve learned since.

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Heather C. Hill on July 13, 2016 This summer marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most influential education […]...

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July 14, 2016 Civil Rights, Education, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

7 crucial questions about Colorado’s minimum wage fight, answered

Mike Chea doesn’t get a moment of peace. Working as a security guard at the Colorado Convention Center, Chea is constantly calculating. He’s perpetually making […]...

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July 12, 2016 Civil Rights, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Littwin: Summer of rage, summer of outrage

The temptation is to say that we’ve reached a breaking point. That the center cannot hold. That, as The New York Post irresponsibly splashed across […]...

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July 8, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Legal settlement ends Colorado’s practice of denying inmates fresh air

Although fresh air and sunlight come free in Colorado, they have long been denied to hundreds of state prisoners, some of whom have gone years […]...

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July 5, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver janitors sign ‘historic’ $15 minimum wage agreement

Denver janitors will soon be guaranteed to make at least $15 an hour. In what activists are calling a “historic victory,” janitors from the Denver metro area […]...

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June 30, 2016 Civil Rights, The Beats, The Mix

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 […]...

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June 29, 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 […]...

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


Join us Monday for an evening with Mike Littwin

Dear readers, If you’re looking for reassurance after the GOP and Democratic conventions, you’ve come to the wrong place. But if you need someone who […]

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The life of the party: Scenes from the DNC

  The Democratic Party National Convention in Philadelphia began Monday with Bernie Sanders delegates — angered by the release of hacked emails confirming the national […]

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