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What we talk about when we talk about the death penalty

“There is evil out there, I’ve seen it,” said D.A. Dave Young. “There are people who kill for fun, and will do it again."...

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February 28, 2014 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Just In, The Beats

Proposed bill: No bullying, even in cyberspace

Cyberbullying should be a crime, says a bill from representative Rhonda Fields of Aurora, and on Monday the House education committee agreed unanimously. ...

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February 24, 2014 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Uncategorized

Aurora Shooting Anniversary Rally Promotes Gun Control as Worthy Memorial

AURORA-- Advocates for gun control gathered at noon in a sun-blanched local park to mark the one-year anniversary of the midnight movie-theater shooting here that killed 12, injured 70 and gripped a nation grown accustomed to a news cycle that...

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July 19, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Dig In, Politics
Colorado Death Penalty Repeal Testimony: ‘Flashbacks Still Haunt Me Today’

Colorado Death Penalty Repeal Testimony: ‘Flashbacks Still Haunt Me Today’

DENVER— Lawmakers considering a bill that would end capital punishment in Colorado heard 10 hours of emotional testimony here Tuesday, including statements by a former […]...

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March 20, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Colorado’s Death Penalty: Spending Millions to Execute Almost No One

Colorado’s Death Penalty: Spending Millions to Execute Almost No One

With a bill to repeal the death penalty likely to be introduced in the 2013 Colorado Legislature, there are bound to be philosophical arguments about the merits of capital punishment. One thing that seems beyond debate, though, is that...

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February 7, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Bigfooting, boozing, tweeting: A progressive Colorado legislative scorecard

Bigfooting, boozing, tweeting: A progressive Colorado legislative scorecard

DENVER — Colorado's 2012 Legislature may not have achieved greatness. It may not have risen above partisan divide to solve complex problems and unify a state. It may not have addressed the state's economic malaise or found a way to...

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May 24, 2012 Center Well, Health, LGBTQ, Politics, Top Stories
VIDEO: Measure to require drug testing to receive public assistance passes committee

VIDEO: Measure to require drug testing to receive public assistance passes committee

Thursday, a Colorado House committee passed a bill to require individuals applying for cash assistance to first submit to drug testing. The bill passed out of committee on a party line vote, with Republicans casting the yes votes....

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February 10, 2012 Center Well, Politics
Wasserman Schultz and local Dems  rip Romney on eve of caucuses

Wasserman Schultz and local Dems rip Romney on eve of caucuses

With Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum all in Colorado Monday to campaign in advance of Tuesday's caucuses, Democrats brought in a big gun of their own. National Democratic Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, R-Florida, participated in conference calls...

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February 7, 2012 Center Well, Education, Health, Immigration, Politics, State Budget

Bill to compel counties’ use of Secure Communities passes 2nd reading under heavy debate

A bill to pull state funding from local communities if they choose not to participate in the federal Secure Communities program--called an immigration dragnet by some State Representatives and local community leaders--passed the House on second reading today. ...

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March 21, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Immigration, Politics
Mandatory recess bill passes first test through House Education Committee

Mandatory recess bill passes first test through House Education Committee

The Colorado House Education Committee voted today to move forward a bill that would set a physical activity requirement for public elementary schools across the state....

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February 7, 2011 Education, Politics, Top Stories

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Hick leads; Udall, Gardner tied. Haven’t we heard this all before?

The latest Colorado polls are out (more to come Thursday), and they look a lot like the last round of polls: John Hickenlooper has opened […]

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just another shout-out to the shrinking middle class...
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Happy Earth Day
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"The Heart of the Issue," by Abe Heymann. Burned into NYT photo with magnifying glass reflecting ...
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Derek Kitchen and Moudi Sbeity, plaintiffs in a pathbreaking gay marriage case before the Tenth ...
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on Santa Fe st.
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