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Colorado GOP condemns Dr. Chaps for calling gay Boy Scouts leaders child molesters

Colorado state lawmaker Gordon Klingenschmitt has a knack for saying just the right thing to outrage nearly everybody. The representative from Colorado Springs who goes by his […]...

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July 30, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Police charge Manitou Springs mom for torching Confederate flag

Patricia Cameron and her 8-year-old son were both asleep last Wednesday night when there was a knock at their door. “It was 11 at night, […]...

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July 27, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Equality Act would give federal protection from discrimination to LGBT people

Yesterday, Rep. Jared Polis and a band of fellow members of Congress introduced the Equality Act, a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill that would add to the […]...

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July 24, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

Denver painters fight toxic labor practices

In February, commercial painter Juan Deras asked his boss Betty Henry at Craftsman Painting and Decorators Inc. for a respirator mask to protect him from […]...

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July 23, 2015 Civil Rights, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

Partial victory: Undocumented immigrant Arturo Garcia walks free after nine months in sanctuary

Since October, Arturo Hernandez Garcia has been living in the basement of the First Unitarian Society of Denver in sanctuary from a U.S. Immigration and Customs […]...

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July 22, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado Democrats back bill to reinstate honor for LGBT vets

Sen. Michael Bennet joined 21 other senators to introduce a bill on Monday that would reinstate honor for the estimated 100,000 military service members discharged […]...

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July 21, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Evangelical policy activists raise ‘God’s army’ at Colorado Springs conference

Fear, persecution and self-defense dominated the message this week as hundreds of evangelicals gathered in Colorado Springs for a national conference on Christian political strategy. The […]...

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July 17, 2015 Civil Rights, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Janitors in sustainable energy industry demand sustainable jobs

A crowd of more than 50 gathered outside the Environmental Protection Agency building in downtown Denver on Tuesday to demand better working conditions and wages […]...

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July 15, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

What about that other flag and the racist legacy of the Civil War winners?

You know the flag — the one that has waved as government officials in the U.S. have built the country on the backs of slaves […]...

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July 10, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

South Carolina lowers Confederate battle flag, lifts spirits at state capitol

The Confederate battle flag was lowered from South Carolina statehouse grounds Friday morning, marking the end of a fierce debate over the Civil War-era symbol […]...

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July 10, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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VIDEO: Drilling into Colorado fracking

In April, The Colorado Independent hosted a panel discussion at Denver Open Media about fracking in Colorado. It was hosted by former Managing Editor John […]

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