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The Stapleton Foundation nixes the S-word from its name

The Stapleton Foundation is dropping the word “Stapleton” from its name in response to residents’ growing frustration that their northeast Denver community honors the memory […]...

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December 15, 2017 Civil Rights, Housing, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs

Greene: Jailed 28 years for a crime he didn’t commit, Moses-EL is now suing Denver

Clarence Moses-EL – exonerated last year after spending 28 years in prison for an attack he didn’t commit – has sued the city of Denver and […]...

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December 15, 2017 Civil Rights, Greene, Just In, The Mix

Guest Post: I, Too, Am Qualified

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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December 14, 2017 Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Just In, The Mix

The gay wedding cake, the baker who wouldn’t make it, and the legal crusade behind him

Jack Phillips wants to talk. “But I can’t, not without my lawyers here,” laments the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner whose refusal to make a cake for […]...

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December 5, 2017 Civil Rights, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Federal Lawsuit: District Attorney Dan May’s office filed criminal charges to silence critic

Prosecutors in Colorado Springs stand accused of retaliating against a man who sought to publicly criticize their decision to press charges against him. A civil […]...

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November 7, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

GREENE: Michael Marshall’s jail killing prompts $4.65 million payout, new policies in Denver

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has reached a $4.65 million settlement with the family of Michael Marshall, whom Denver Sheriff’s deputies killed in the city jail […]...

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November 1, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Colorado DREAMer makes his case in Washington

This week, I had the unique opportunity to fly to Washington D.C. and join Dreamers from across the country to advocate for the Dream Act. […]...

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October 5, 2017 Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Immigration, Just In, The Mix

Colorado wants to help these 230 schools improve learning. Here’s the state’s first step.

More than 200 Colorado schools, most with vast and stubborn achievement gaps, could be eligible under new federal guidelines for a slice of $11 million […]...

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October 2, 2017 Chalkbeat, Civil Rights, Education, Just In, The Mix

Denver DA launches grand jury probe into handling of Taser in preacher’s killing

Denver prosecutors are launching a grand jury investigation into the handling of the weapon that city sheriff’s deputies used in 2010 to kill a homeless […]...

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September 28, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

The Gray Box: The inhumanity of solitary confinement

This story, written by Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene, is among the work for which she is being honored this week by the ACLU of […]...

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September 25, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

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The Stapleton Foundation nixes the S-word from its name

The Stapleton Foundation is dropping the word “Stapleton” from its name in response to residents’ growing frustration that their northeast Denver community honors the memory […]

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