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Civil Rights:

Lawmakers consider giving the homeless the right to rest

In Wheat Ridge, police arrested people sitting on a bench for loitering near a school; the bench was not near a school. In Boulder, a man was […]...

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April 16, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

Lawmakers try to stop bleeding money on Colorado’s multimillion-dollar empty prison

For nearly three years the 948 solitary confinement cells of Colorado State Penitentiary II have stood empty outside Canon City, a hollow and expensive reminder of a corrections practice the state has largely abandoned. Now, lawmakers say they’re working on...

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April 14, 2015 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado GOP gun rights bills go down in lopsided battle

“This bill proposes that the answer to gun violence in the schools is to put more guns into the schools. I’m not surprised, because that’s the gun lobby’s answer."...

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April 14, 2015 Civil Rights, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

House approves police chokehold ban

In 2010, deputies choked and killed street-preacher Marvin Booker in the Denver jail. Last year, his family won a $4.6 million civil settlement from the […]...

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

Five grim realities for Colorado’s low-income workers

All too often, the poor get blamed for being poor. It’s their own fault they have no money. Just get a job. But in Colorado, […]...

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April 10, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

RTD proposes fare hike; activists rally Wednesday night

On RTD’s website, the public transportation company is reminding customers that April 9 is Stand Up for Transportation Day. Lobby Congress for federal funding, a […]...

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April 8, 2015 Civil Rights, The Mix

Colorado county joins national trend, no longer majority white

It has been anecdotally evident for years that the nation's population is becoming less white. In certain parts of the country, we're reaching a tipping point....

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April 8, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

Court rejects Mississippi suit against Obama immigration orders

"We have long known that the injuries suffered by ICE agents and nativist politicians in Mississippi and Texas are fictional."...

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April 7, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

House Dems in court brief defend Obama immigration orders

"I hope the court works this out as expeditiously as possible so my constituents can have the peace of mind that their families won't be torn apart."...

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April 7, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

CO protestors to McDonald’s: PR stunt raise not good enough

'We want – $15 and a union.'...

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April 3, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

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Drilling into Colorado fracking: A panel discussion – April 30

The governor’s drilling task force has wrapped up its work and Coloradans are wondering what’s next with fracking policy. Colorado Independent Managing Editor John Tomasic […]

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