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Civil Rights:

Denver’s safety oversight board blasts Hancock administration’s decision in jail killing case

The board that reviews disciplinary decisions in Denver’s Safety Department says it’s “extremely troubled” by Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration’s handling of the officers involved in […]...

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May 8, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Four of Colorado’s top climate scientists on grief, activism and hope.

Science, they say, is a left-brained endeavor. But, in light of the People’s Climate March and March on Science over the past two weekends, The Colorado Independent sought […]...

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April 29, 2017 Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, Uncategorized

Complaint alleges a Colorado jail guard pepper-gassed a room of Muslim inmates

A corrections officer in a Colorado prison gassed a room full of Muslim inmates at the Sterling Correctional Facility in part because of their religion, a […]...

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April 24, 2017 Civil Rights, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Lawsuit alleges Bellco is illegally denying mortgages to women on maternity leave

A Denver fair housing organization has filed suit against Bellco, alleging that the credit union illegally denies mortgages to women on maternity leave. The Denver […]...

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April 14, 2017 Civil Rights, Housing, Just In, The Mix

Another year, another effort fails to change law on transgender birth certificates

Efforts by Democrats to allow transgender Coloradans an easier path to change their birth certificates went by the wayside Monday afternoon for the third year […]...

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March 28, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

DPS is mum about bigoted posts by East High students. Watchdogs say the district ‘normalizes’ culture of racism.

A series of racially charged social media postings by students at one of Denver’s most racially diverse high schools is triggering allegations by a coalition […]...

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March 23, 2017 Civil Rights, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Bill to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy dies third year in a row

It took Ericka L. Salerno a lot of courage Wednesday to tell the story of years of abuse, suffered at the hands of those who […]...

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March 23, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Civil Rights, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado congressman: “Rogue” ICE agent drove Denver immigrant into sanctuary

The decision to deny Denver immigrant Jeanette Vizguerra a stay of deportation, driving her into sanctuary in a church basement, was the work of a […]...

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March 3, 2017 Civil Rights, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Transgender Coloradans hope third time’s the charm for change in birth certificate law

For Colorado native Todd Garrity, the realization that his female anatomy did not match his knowledge that he was a boy struck the day he […]...

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March 3, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Who gets to stay? Who has to leave? Deportation under Obama and Trump

In 2009, before Colorado repealed its controversial “show me your papers” law, Jeanette Vizguerra was pulled over on her way to work for driving with […]...

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February 18, 2017 Civil Rights, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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The Indy’s Marianne Goodland on this week’s Politics Unplugged

This week on KMGH-7’s Politics Unplugged: the hospital provider fee, what’s next for transportation and how did the 2017 General Assembly fare?    

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As GOP El Paso County Commissioners redraw their own district lines, progressive activists have a message: We’re watching

Democrats in Colorado’s heaviest Republican county are ringing alarm bells as a board of five GOP public officials sets out to redraw their own district […]

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