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Tag Archives: rhonda fields

Neville and Carroll: Should they stay or should they go?

Rep. Jon Keyser will be dropping out of the Statehouse to focus on his race against Sen. Michael Bennet. State Senators Morgan Carroll and Tim Neville plan […]...

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January 20, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Does Colorado’s death penalty have a race problem?

James Holmes killed more people during his movie theater massacre than Nathan Dunlap, Sir Mario Owens and Robert Ray combined. Dunlap, Owens and Ray, all […]...

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August 20, 2015 Criminal Justice, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Wiretap

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, The Beats, The Mix

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, The Mix, 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, In-Depth, 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, 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, Politics

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Video: Meet Denver’s district attorney candidates

The Colorado Independent hosted an Oct. 20 discussion between three of Denver’s four district attorney candidates at Denver Open Media. The video, below, is preceded by […]

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Here’s how many unaffiliated voters became Dems before the Colorado deadline

  During a Feb. 3 event for Bernie Sanders in Colorado Springs, field director Josh Phillips told supporters the campaign had convinced 3,000 non-Democratic voters to change […]

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