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Small towns are the place to challenge immigration policy

This month, Rosa Sabido, a 53-year old woman of “impeccable character,” became the 11th person nationwide currently in sanctuary in a church. The other churches […]...

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July 13, 2017 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

How did these cops calm a mentally ill man? Stun guns

Shane French is widely known around the small southwestern Colorado town of Cortez as a nuisance and a menace. He is mentally ill. He acts […]...

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June 29, 2015 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Hard-pressed Cortez educators ask neighbors to embrace Amendment 66 tax proposal

CORTEZ, Colo. -- They're still here. They've been here 12 hours. It’s just another day at Kemper Elementary School, where annual funding for each student is $6,328, which means it's $4,506 below the national average. ...

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October 22, 2013 Education, In-Depth, The Beats

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An evening with Clarence Moses-EL

ATTENTION news junkies, civil libertarians, and anyone familiar with the twisted case against Clarence Moses-EL, who spent 28 years behind bars on a wrongful conviction: […]

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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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