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In 2009, before Colorado repealed its controversial “show me your papers” law, Jeanette Vizguerra was pulled over on her way to work for driving with […]...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

Denver’s review of jailhouse killing has taken 13 months, and counting

It has been nearly 13 months since the Denver Sheriff’s Department launched its internal investigation into the death of Michael Marshall, a mentally ill homeless man who choked […]...

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February 3, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Uncertainty reigns, but Trump’s sanctuary city crackdown appears more bark than bite

Before Donald Trump issued Wednesday’s executive order on interior security, the order that includes a crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities, this is what would happen […]...

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January 26, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

State House says hell no on religious exemptions bill

Even in redder-than-red Indiana, discriminating against someone because of their sexual orientation is frowned upon. Look at the outcry that came from business leaders and […]...

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January 26, 2017 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The Women’s March in Denver

It takes a lot to pack Denver’s Civic Center for reasons other than a Super Bowl win. Nearly a year since throngs turned the park […]...

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January 21, 2017 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Denver Marade 2017: A show of unity

They came in ski hats and waders, trudging through the wet morning snow that blanketed Denver’s City Park. Some carried kids on their shoulders or […]...

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January 16, 2017 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

National survey reports Colorado schools remain “hostile environments” for LGBTQ youth

A national school climate survey shows that despite some progress, Colorado high schools remain “hostile environments” for the many gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer […]...

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January 12, 2017 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

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Leadership at the League of Women Voters in Colorado split over redistricting campaign

The president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado, a nonpartisan voter education group that lent its name and credibility to a revamped campaign to […]

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