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Speaker Carroll targets initiative petition process for reform

Speaker Carroll targets initiative petition process for reform

House Speaker Terrance Carroll, D-Denver, introduced legislation on Tuesday designed to address abuses that plagued the ballot initiative process in Colorado last election season. Co-sponsored in the House by Lois Court, D-Denver, and in the Senate by Majority Leader Brandon...

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March 25, 2009 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories
Obama, defeat of anti-affirmative action ballot mark MLK Day

Obama, defeat of anti-affirmative action ballot mark MLK Day

Some in Colorado remembered the sacrifices of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. a bit early, on Election Day, rather than the national holiday to commemorate his life. The election of the nation's first African American president overshadowed another step forward...

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January 19, 2009 Blog, Civil Rights, Politics
‘Misled’ petition signers say Amendment 46 defeat brings relief

‘Misled’ petition signers say Amendment 46 defeat brings relief

The Vote No on Amendment 46 campaign isn't the only group pleased to see the anti-affirmative action measure lose, albeit on a teensy margin Thursday afternoon. Several people who launched complaints that they were misled into signing onto...

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November 10, 2008 Center Well, Civil Rights
Amendment 46 to repeal affirmative action loses despite hefty odds

Amendment 46 to repeal affirmative action loses despite hefty odds

After a two day post-election limbo, Colorado's Amendment 46 failed yesterday on a slim margin. The so-called Colorado Civil Rights Initiative is the first anti-affirmative action amendment propped by California businessman Ward Connerly to make it onto a state ballot...

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November 7, 2008 Center Well, Civil Rights, Politics, Top Stories
After Colorado loss, Ward Connerly may pull the plug on affirmative-action bans

After Colorado loss, Ward Connerly may pull the plug on affirmative-action bans

Anti-affirmative-action guru Ward Connerly will likely halt his nationwide push to end race and gender preferences. Connerly, a part black California businessman, spoke with the Colorado Independent an hour after Amendment 46 toppled by an extremely thin margin. The...

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November 7, 2008 Center Well, Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
BREAKING: Amendment 46 shot down

BREAKING: Amendment 46 shot down

Amendment 46, the Colorado Civil Rights Initiative, has failed. The Rocky Mountain News just posted the outcome of the race on its election results page; the contest was in limbo for the past day and a half. ...

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November 6, 2008 Blog, Civil Rights, Politics
Affirmative-action ban uncertain in Colorado, challenged in Nebraska

Affirmative-action ban uncertain in Colorado, challenged in Nebraska

The Colorado Civil Rights Initiative is still treading water, with the result too close to call. County clerks in Boulder and Adams Counties are still counting ballots which could tip Amendment 46 one way or another. Though anti-affirmative action initiative...

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November 6, 2008 Blog, Civil Rights, Politics
Anti-affirmative action measure still in limbo

Anti-affirmative action measure still in limbo

The Colorado Civil Rights Initiative, a ballot measure seeking to end affirmative action in the state, has not yet been called. ...

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November 5, 2008 Blog, Civil Rights, Politics
Colorado coaches speak out against Amendment 46

Colorado coaches speak out against Amendment 46

Three Division One basketball coaches in Colorado publicly opposed Amendment 46 on Wednesday, saying that the so-called Colorado Civil Rights Initiative will diminish diversity at their institutions. University of Colorado coach Jeff Bzdelik, Colorado State University coach Tim Miles and...

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October 23, 2008 Blog, Civil Rights, Politics
Hickenlooper says ‘no’ to Amendment 46

Hickenlooper says ‘no’ to Amendment 46

Today at 2 p.m., Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper will speak out against the Colorado Civil Rights Initiative, a ballot measure that will destroy public affirmative action programs statewide. ...

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October 16, 2008 Blog, Civil Rights, Politics

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How much each candidate for governor raised from inside Colorado in 8 charts

It’s time to take another look at where gubernatorial donors are coming from— in terms of geography at least. We examined this topic last month, […]

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