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Tag Archives: Leslie Herod

In waning hours of session, state lawmakers reauthorize the embattled Colorado Civil Rights Commission

After what was shaping up to be a partisan stalemate, lawmakers came to an agreement to reauthorize the embattled Colorado Civil Rights Commission in the […]...

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May 10, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Senators push to reopen state prison in final week of the session, bucking correctional reform efforts in the House

Update: The House Judiciary Committee voted 6-5 along party lines to kill the bill on Tuesday.  A last-ditch effort to open a controversial high-security prison […]...

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May 2, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Colorado Civil Rights Commission bill clears Senate with bipartisan support, but House Democrats say no deal

A bipartisan compromise on the future of the embattled Colorado Civil Rights Commission – one of the most politically fraught bills of this legislative session […]...

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April 30, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Colorado House approves budget that cuts spending for private prisons despite projected rise in inmate population

Lawmakers are rolling the dice in an effort to drive down the state’s prison population. The $28.9 billion state budget approved Thursday includes no money […]...

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March 30, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Lawmakers put the kibosh on leasing Huerfano prison, call for sentencing reforms

The Department of Corrections wants to reopen a shuttered prison in Walsenburg to house an expected rise in inmates next year, but lawmakers aren’t buying […]...

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March 15, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

Republicans commit to funding Civil Rights Commission, but have changes in mind

Democrats took the granite steps of the state Capitol on Tuesday demanding that the GOP fund the Colorado Civil Rights Commission after three Republicans on […]...

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February 13, 2018 Civil Rights, Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

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Indy Editor Susan Greene on surviving Colorado’s news apocalypse

Journalism in Colorado is under siege. And headlines keep coming about censorship, layoffs and protests in local newsrooms. Join Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene at the […]

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Carbon monoxide leak at Aloft Hotel sent 18 people to hospital

Eighteen people were given emergency treatment Tuesday after a carbon monoxide leak at the Aloft Hotel near Denver International Airport. Aurora Fire Rescue evacuated the […]

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