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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

Denver KKK cop painting: What’s wrong with this picture?

By now, you’ve probably seen the painting everyone in Denver’s talking about. It depicts a city cop as a Ku Klux Klan-style child killer. Denver […]...

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March 24, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

Denver police say racial profiling isn’t happening. Where’s the data?

Denver’s top Black public safety officials are on the wrong side of history. When it comes to racial profiling, city safety head Stephanie O’Malley and […]...

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February 16, 2016 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

Marshall strapped in restraints, lifeless, while deputies stood around

New details about Michael Lee Marshall’s final minutes of consciousness can be discerned from videotapes that, after a hunger strike and a lawsuit, the city […]...

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January 21, 2016 Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Black Lives Matter commandeers Denver’s MLK Day Marade

Black Lives Matter 5280 and other social justice organizations took over the annual MLK Day march, demanding an end to police violence.   Roughly 2,000 […]...

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January 18, 2016 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Family of man killed in jail slams Denver for “cover up”

The family of Michael Lee Marshall — a homeless man killed by Denver sheriff’s deputies — says Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration tainted the homicide investigation […]...

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January 15, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Hillary Clinton visits Colorado, but dodges the state’s big issues

Hillary Clinton came to Colorado Tuesday looking for another opportunity to close the enthusiasm gap between her and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Her speech in […]...

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November 24, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Denver tries to spur condo construction by limiting homeowners’ right to sue

Monday Denver became the latest municipality to enact so-called construction defects reform. City Council approved a proposal out of the Mayor’s office that will make it harder […]...

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November 24, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Michael Lee Marshall and Marvin Booker: Parallels in both life and death

Michael Lee Marshall didn’t know about Marvin Booker until days before he died. The two men had lots in common. Both had mental health problems […]...

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November 23, 2015 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, 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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