Civil Rights:

Undocumented immigrant Jeanette Vizguerra celebrates small victory

The Colorado Independent has been following the story of Jeanette Vizguerra — an undocumented immigrant in Denver. There have been ups and downs in her […]...

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August 28, 2015 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Mix

Sit on the curb, go to jail

Sit in the wrong place in downtown Colorado Springs, and you could find yourself arrested. At least, that would be the case if Mayor John […]...

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August 26, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

No word from ICE: Undocumented immigrant Jeanette Vizguerra’s caught in limbo

On Thursday, undocumented immigrant Jeanette Vizguerra’s stay of removal expired. And she still has no idea whether U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will grant her […]...

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August 24, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Littwin: Denver City Council’s “pause” on Chick-fil-A at DIA ignores free speech

There is so much wrong with the Denver City Council’s decision to “pause” in its consideration of granting Chick-fil-A a slot at DIA that it’s […]...

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August 21, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, The Mix

Denver’s Ku Klux Klan past lurks in Stapleton neighborhood’s name; activists say change it

Northeast Denver’s Stapleton residents awoke to thousands of fliers posted around the neighborhood: “Did you know? Your neighborhood, Stapleton, was named after KKKlansman #1,128, Benjamin […]...

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August 18, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

No legal protections for religious baker’s discrimination

The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled today that Masterpiece Cakeshop and its owner Jack Phillips violated Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act by refusing to make a wedding […]...

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August 13, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

New study: Nondiscrimination laws don’t hurt small businesses

Republican lawmakers have been arguing that nondiscrimination protections hurt small businesses.  The Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee wrangled with the issue this winter when Sen. Laura Woods (R-Arvada) […]...

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August 12, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Bennet sponsors bill to strengthen voter protections

In 2013, the Supreme Court gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act — a Civil Rights Era law that ensured minorities would not face discrimination at […]...

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August 7, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Local mother Jeanette Vizguerra to ICE: Don’t break up my family

Jeanette Vizguerra is a mother raising three kids by herself in Denver. She works long hours to put food on the table, helps them with their […]...

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August 6, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Big win for immigrant workers in Aurora wage theft case

Getting paid can be complicated for salaried immigrant workers – frequent victims of wage theft. Take the story of Walter Mancia. After years of working […]...

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August 5, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix


VIDEO: Drilling into Colorado fracking

In April, The Colorado Independent hosted a panel discussion at Denver Open Media about fracking in Colorado. It was hosted by former Managing Editor John […]

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