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Civil Rights:

Large achievement gaps in Denver highlighted by new national test data

Compared to other large, urban school districts, Denver has among the biggest achievement gaps in the country between white and Hispanic students in reading and […]...

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April 10, 2018 Chalkbeat, Civil Rights, Education, Just In

Greene: Despite promises of reform, Hancock and team failed to seek answers, accountability in excessive force homicide

A disturbing report outlines Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration’s inaction in response to sheriff’s deputies’ killing of a mentally ill homeless man in Denver’s jail. The […]...

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March 19, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Guest Post: No right to rest

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant […]...

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March 15, 2018 Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Health, Housing, Housing crisis, Just In, The Mix

Republicans commit to funding Civil Rights Commission, but have changes in mind

Democrats took the granite steps of the state Capitol on Tuesday demanding that the GOP fund the Colorado Civil Rights Commission after three Republicans on […]...

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February 13, 2018 Civil Rights, Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Greene: How Denver’s outgoing safety manager earned the nickname “STeflon” O’Malley

Stephanie O’Malley made headlines Monday when her boss, Mayor Michael Hancock, announced she’ll no longer be running Denver’s safety department and that he’s reassigning her […]...

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February 7, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

Greene: Another police beating caught on video. But how many are not?

You know that tree, the proverbial one that falls in the forest and raises the old question of how we know it made a sound […]...

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February 2, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Guest Post: ICE’s modern-day reign of terror

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to provide […]...

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February 1, 2018 Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Immigration, Just In, The Mix

Keefe: Denver District Attorney Beth McCann’t

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January 29, 2018 Civil Rights, Just In, Keefe

Greene: Copout

Friday’s deadline came and went for Beth McCann to make things right in one of Colorado’s longest and most twisted injustices. In choosing to perpetuate […]...

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January 27, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Greene: Beth McCann, Colorado’s newest innocence denier

Beth McCann won her seat as Denver District Attorney on a promise to restore public confidence in an office notorious for defending law enforcement at […]...

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January 23, 2018 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

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Families in Motion: Stories of Immigration, Migration and Other Life Changes

When: Thursday April 19th, 6:30-8:00 PM Where: Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St.  Space is Limited – Registration is Required Whether you’re a newcomer or […]

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How The Denver Post’s rebellion rippled across America

By now you’ve likely heard about The Denver Post’s multi-page editorial broadside at its hedge-fund owner. This week’s newsletter seeks to explain the local and national repercussions of […]

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