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Civil Rights:

Gordon Klingenschmitt’s failed attack on anti-discrimination law

Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, a Colorado Springs Republican, proposed a bill to give clergy and religious organizations the right to refuse to officiate services based on […]...

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February 11, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

5 Republicans voted against Chicano History Week. Here’s why.

Joe Salazar, the embattled Democratic representative from Thorton, Colorado, had a victory this week. A measure he sponsored designating February 2-8 as Chicano History Week passed the […]...

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February 5, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

The weakening of Latino political power in Colorado

Ruben Valdez believes there’s a tsunami coming to Colorado – a tsunami of Hispanic lawmakers who’ll be part of the changing face of state government […]...

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February 5, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Can Colorado create a multicultural curriculum without twisting arms?

High schooler Tlatoani Garcia used to get kicked out of class for questioning his teacher about who discovered America. He worried he’d become just another […]...

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February 5, 2016 Civil Rights, Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Democrats aim to fix the immigrant driver’s license debacle

Marvin, an undocumented Latino immigrant in Denver, has been calling to schedule an appointment to get his driver’s license for more than a year. Four […]...

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February 4, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

New bill aims to rescue Colorado driver’s license program

DENVER – State Rep. Jonathan Singer plans to introduce legislation in the House today that is designed to break through a political bottleneck keeping some […]...

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February 3, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Fire burns Catholic Workers out of Five Points. Development booms

DENVER — The fire that coursed up the stairs of the Catholic Worker House last week, pushing 12 people into the streets, did far less […]...

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February 2, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

Lawmakers aim to close the pay gap between women and men

Seven little girls stood in front of a podium at the state Capitol. Each one wore a red t-shirt with a number on it, ranging […]...

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January 29, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado clergy demand lawmakers end legal slavery. Huh?

Clergy members are celebrating a new bill to nix a law that allows slavery to be used to punish convicts.   Slavery has been abolished in […]...

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January 26, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

Littwin: Michael Marshall didn’t have to die

Denver sheriff’s staff restrained Michael Lee Marshall and put a spit guard on his mouth. He choked on his own vomit, lost consciousness and died nine […]...

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January 22, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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Video: Meet Denver’s district attorney candidates

The Colorado Independent hosted an Oct. 20 discussion between three of Denver’s four district attorney candidates at Denver Open Media. The video, below, is preceded by […]

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Candidates in GOP US Senate race agree to agree

DENVER — Eager to understand what sets candidates apart in the crowded field of GOP contenders vying to unseat U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet this year? […]

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