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Civil Rights:

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

He’s not saying no: Udall may release CIA torture report

  Human rights and transparency advocates have been urging U.S. Sen. Mark Udall to release a classified report on the CIA’s alleged use of torture. […]...

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November 14, 2014 Civil Rights, Just In

‘A Founding Amnesia’

Colorado history is marked with shame surrounding the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre. One of the central figures behind the attack, Colorado Gov. John Evans, mostly has escaped blame. Until now....

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November 4, 2014 Civil Rights, Education, The Mix

Women’s issues experts to Udall, Gardner: That’s all you got?

Reproductive rights as an issue is a proxy for how empathic and clear-thinking the candidate is in terms of the role of women in the society. And that's not good enough....

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October 31, 2014 Civil Rights, Elections 2014, Just In

The Snowden era: Tom Engelhardt interviews Laura Poitras

  As voters begin casting their ballots in Colorado, many have lamented the issue-free campaigns that have dominated this year’s midterm election season. One of […]...

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October 20, 2014 Civil Rights, Elections 2014, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Jury hands down historic ruling in Denver deadly excessive-force trial

A federal jury has delivered what may be the costliest verdict yet in a Denver excessive force case. The $4.6 million jury award to Marvin […]...

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October 14, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, The Beats, The Mix

Wiretap: Vatican winks at twenty-first century

Church bishops released a document calling for the church to welcome gay people, cohabiting couples and divorcees. It doesn't change church doctrine but, hey......

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October 14, 2014 Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado’s swift, swerving trip to marriage equality

Jubilant supporters of marriage equality here Monday said that, in hindsight, the glimmer of victory shone in defeats....

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October 7, 2014 Civil Rights, Elections 2014, In-Depth, LGBTQ, The Mix

High court non-decision brings marriage equality to one-time ‘hate state’

"I'm shaking with emotion, I've been shaking all day," said Kate Burns, standing before the Federal 10th Circuit Court in Denver. ...

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October 6, 2014 Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

EVENTS

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Honoring a whistleblower

Please join us Thursday, December 11, for the presentation of The Colorado Independent’s first annual whistleblower award.

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TWITTER

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Global warming takes bite out of Colorado ski season

Normally temperatures at resort elevations this time of year drop into the teens and 20s every night. This season, only a few light frosts have tinged the valleys, leaving the slopes bare and dry.

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THE BLOGS

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Critic Robert Denerstein on Foxcatcher and wrestling with a difficult subject

The movie is named for du Pont’s Pennsylvania estate and it’s partly about the ways in which a deluded rich man tried to buy his way into a fantasy version of himself.

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