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Civil Rights:

Eyewitness ID reform: Moving right along in Colorado

When State Sen. Ellen Roberts summoned the only person signed up to testify against the eyewitness identification reform bill, there was no response. He didn't show....

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February 10, 2015 Civil Rights, The Mix

Sign language interpreters sorely lacking in Colo medical care

Lawsuit alleges Pueblo’s Parkview hospital broke state and federal disability laws...

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February 9, 2015 Civil Rights, The Mix

A closet within a closet

Unique Taylor doesn’t officially exist. That’s because the 37-year-old, convicted for a drug-manufacturing conspiracy, is trapped, quite literally, in two of the most extreme ways […]...

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December 8, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, The Beats, The Mix

Taxpayer tab keeps rising for Denver law-enforcement snafus

Denver law enforcement has racked up more than a half million dollars in legal fees for jailing innocent people its officers have misidentified....

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December 2, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, The Mix

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

EVENTS

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March Event: Talking Colorado women in politics at the Mercury Cafe

Colorado is a great state for raising women to elected office, but they only rise so far. It’s a problem we have yet to address.

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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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