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Civil Rights:

Littwin: Counting the gasps

  THIS is the modern story of the death penalty. It begins with a horrific crime and ends, 25 years later, with a botched execution, […]...

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July 25, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: It’s not just another crisis

  It’s not a border crisis. It’s not an immigration crisis. It’s not a crisis caused by the Dreamers’ debate. It’s not a crisis that […]...

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July 11, 2014 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Littwin: Same-sex marriage on winning streak

  Same-sex marriage has finally come to Denver. It may not last forever or even till death do them part, although I’m guessing it probably […]...

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July 11, 2014 Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Littwin, Littwin Columns, The Beats

Wiretap: Obama and Hick go to LoDo

It's not the kind of night the president usually has. It's more in line for Hick, who met Obama at Wynkoop. They played pool....

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July 9, 2014 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: Mainstream GOPers see White House conspiracy in child border crossings

“I mean, how do you move that many people from Central America across Mexico and into the United States without there being a fairly coördinated effort?” ...

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July 8, 2014 Civil Rights, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: In the culture wars, women still losing

The Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision is just the latest example of how women's rights are being abridged. It's not only women who are losing, though. Republicans are losing, too....

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July 7, 2014 Civil Rights, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats

‘Taking each day as it comes’

Jorge Tellez grew up in Colorado, an all-American kid. He's also one of the country's nearly 2 million undocumented immigration-reform Dreamers....

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July 4, 2014 Civil Rights, Immigration, In-Depth

Denver, Boulder clerks battle attorney general on proposed halt to action on gay marriage

The movement to bring gay marriage to Colorado has proceeded at breakneck pace, building great momentum that critics of Attorney General John Suthers fear he is attempting a in recent legal maneuver to derail. ...

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July 3, 2014 Civil Rights, Just In, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats

Colorado attorney general seeks to suspend gay marriage cases

"In other words, the legal debate about this question will be suspended in Colorado as we await finality from the 10th Circuit or U.S. Supreme Court." ...

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July 2, 2014 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Boulder to Colorado on gay marriage: Sorry no, individual rights trump state laws

"Clerk Hall is prohibited from knowingly violating an individual's constitutional rights. Given all of the other law in this area, the 10th Circuit's decision to stay its mandate is too fragile a shield to hide behind."...

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July 2, 2014 Civil Rights, Just In, LGBTQ, Politics, The Beats

ELECTIONS 2014

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Chris Christie in Colorado to campaign for Bob Beauprez

  DENVER — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a tour of downtown Denver today with Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez.  The pair stopped off at […]

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THE BLOGS

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News Poem: ‘Belongings’

A two-year-old child survived by clinging to a ladder.

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EVENTS

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‘It ain’t Latin’: A news-stained poetry happening

Where are poetry and journalism coming together today? Right here at the Colorado Independent and live in Denver, July 26 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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