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Denver rally to ‘protect our Muslim neighbors’ draws thousands

Thousands gathered in Denver’s Civic Center Saturday afternoon to express support for the city’s Muslim community in response to President Donald Trump’s recent ban on refugees […]...

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February 4, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Violence is surging in Denver’s jails

  Assaults among inmates in Denver’s jails have increased 784 percent since 2011 and spiked dramatically in the past two years, according to data obtained […]...

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February 1, 2017 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Denver Sheriff’s Department is flailing, despite reform efforts

Fifteen months after Denver Mayor Michael Hancock appointed Sheriff Patrick Firman as a “change agent” to reform the city’s jails, deputies see conditions as unchanged […]...

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January 25, 2017 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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

GREENE: There’s nothing sweeter than an exoneration. And also nothing sadder.

Twenty-nine years, two months, and 28 days. That’s how long it took Clarence Moses-EL to disentangle himself from a rape he didn’t commit, a 48-year […]...

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November 16, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Greene, In-Depth, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Alan Salazar to join Hancock administration after election

Alan Salazar, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s former chief policy strategist, will join the administration of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock after the November election. Salazar is currently […]...

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October 12, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Want to help solve Denver’s housing crisis? Apply for this key committee

The committee to guide and implement Denver’s first-ever affordable housing fund is still looking for applications — and the deadline is this Friday. Eleven members […]...

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October 11, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Mix

DIA hotel and transit center exceeds projected costs by $220 million

Denver’s new airport hotel and transit center has cost millions more than expected. Denver’s auditor office announced Thursday that an independent accounting service, BKD (Baird, […]...

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July 21, 2016 Just In, The Mix

Its downtown jail packed, Denver readies a ‘deteriorating’ old building for inmates

Denver’s downtown jail, opened in 2010 by then-Mayor John Hickenlooper, was supposed to provide enough space at least until 2035. But now, under Mayor Michael […]...

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June 24, 2016 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Politics, The Mix, Top Stories

Denver ousts slain inmate’s niece from public meeting

  Natalia Marshall used to take pride in Denver. She and her family long supported Michael Hancock, the city’s second black mayor. She’d even defend […]...

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April 4, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

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The U.S. Supreme Court just strengthened rights for students with disabilities

  In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday better defined the federal standard public schools must meet for its special education students. […]

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