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Civil Rights:

Rep. Roupe, victim of pay inequity, gives pay commission bipartisan support

Republican state Rep. Kit Roupe was one of the most vocal opponents of continuing Colorado’s Pay Equity Commission, but not because she doubts that women too often are paid less than men. ...

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March 26, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Civil Rights, The Mix

Keefe on the Native American mascot fight

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March 25, 2015 Civil Rights, Keefe, The Beats, The Mix, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Gay rights activist Marc Solomon: Americans will see latest religious freedom efforts as discrimination

“The religious freedom argument is off,” said Marc Solomon, a key figure in the long-haul grassroots campaign that has been dropping jaws over the last […]...

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March 9, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In

It’s religious freedom day at the Colorado General Assembly

Despite setbacks, in Colorado, the religious freedom movement shows no sign of flagging. ...

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March 9, 2015 Civil Rights, The Mix

Eyewitness ID reform: Moving right along in Colorado

When State Sen. Ellen Roberts summoned the only person signed up to testify against the eyewitness identification reform bill, there was no response. He didn't show....

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February 10, 2015 Civil Rights, The Mix

Sign language interpreters sorely lacking in Colo medical care

Lawsuit alleges Pueblo’s Parkview hospital broke state and federal disability laws...

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February 9, 2015 Civil Rights, The Mix

A closet within a closet

Unique Taylor doesn’t officially exist. That’s because the 37-year-old, convicted for a drug-manufacturing conspiracy, is trapped, quite literally, in two of the most extreme ways […]...

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December 8, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, The Beats, The Mix

Taxpayer tab keeps rising for Denver law-enforcement snafus

Denver law enforcement has racked up more than a half million dollars in legal fees for jailing innocent people its officers have misidentified....

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December 2, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, The Mix

Black clergy calls for police restraint around possible Ferguson-related protests

If they believed justice were in fact color blind, African American community leaders wouldn’t be calling for police restraint to insure protestor safety in anticipation of a grand jury decision out of Ferguson, Missouri. ...

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November 19, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, The Beats, The Mix

Report: Transgender Coloradans still struggle to receieve adequate health care

“To go to the place where I felt I could get care, which was the VA, and to be denied was awful. It was so awful, I didn’t step foot in a VA for the next three years.”...

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November 14, 2014 Civil Rights, Health, The Mix, Uncategorized

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Video: Why Colo hasn’t elected a female governor or U.S. senator

The Colorado Independent hosted Talking Colorado Women in Politics, March 4, 2015, at The Mercury Cafe.

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News Poem: #15

Breathless, we are auspicious / food for another god. I assure you.

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