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Author : Eliza Carter

Denver Public Schools discrimination lawsuit to be resolved outside the courtroom

The owners of Roybal Construction have agreed to drop their contract-discrimination lawsuit against Denver Public Schools, saying they have decided to pursue a less adversarial […]...

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December 5, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

The great-granddaughter of a slave on the failure of Amendment T

Supporters of anti-slavery Amendment T were shocked Thursday to learn that Colorado voters had officially turned down the ballot measure. Those who worked to advance […]...

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November 18, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Mix

“Not my president:” Thousands march against Trump in Denver

The signs at last night’s anti-Donald Trump march did not want for creativity: “Still we rise;” “Donald Putin;” “Love will win;” “Fuck Trump.” About five […]...

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

Amendment T — the slavery question — hanging in limbo

In a disappointing election for many Colorado civil rights advocates, Amendment T’s potential failure is an unexpected twist of the knife. The measure, which would […]...

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November 10, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Minimum wage going up

Voters have decided it’s time to give Colorado’s minimum-wage workers a long-overdue raise. Amendment 70, a measure that would increase Colorado’s minimum wage to $12 […]...

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November 9, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Big tobacco stubs out cigarette tax

Colorado’s David and Goliath race is over. Goliath won. Amendment 72 was called at 9 P.M Tuesday. It failed. The measure would have revised the […]...

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November 9, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Mix

Denver’s independent safety monitor insulated from political whims

Denver’s Referred Question 2B has passed. The city’s independent monitoring office for its police and sheriff’s departments will be preserved in the city charter. That […]...

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November 8, 2016 Civil Rights, Politics, The Mix

Homestretch: Colorado’s tobacco tax

If you could characterize only one Colorado election contest as a David vs. Goliath matchup, you would have to choose Amendment 72. The measure would revise […]...

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November 7, 2016 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

“Words matter”: The great-granddaughter of a slave on what Amendment T means to her

This year, Colorado ballots contain a measure called Amendment T. Coverage of this amendment has paled in comparison to other issues, in part because it […]...

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November 7, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Homestretch: The fight to raise Colorado’s minimum wage

Voters at polling centers across Colorado will soon be deciding on Amendment 70, a measure that would alter the state constitution to increase the minimum […]...

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November 6, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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The Home Front: ‘Major victory’ for grass-roots effort ‘to see Colorado schools funded more equitably’

“For those behind the statewide, grass-roots effort to see Colorado schools funded more equitably and at a higher level, Wednesday marked a major victory,” reports […]

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