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Author : Kate Bernuth

Bilingual Mental Health Providers Spread Thin

Bilingual Mental Health Providers Spread Thin

The best therapists use the cultural background of their patients as a framework for diagnosis and treatment. No one knows more about Latino cultures than […]...

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March 28, 2008 Uncategorized
‘Truth in Immigration’ Site Aims to Bust Myths, Correct Media

‘Truth in Immigration’ Site Aims to Bust Myths, Correct Media

One after another, Latino and immigrant advocacy organizations are calling on the powers that be to tone down the spiteful rhetoric on immigration and inject […]...

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March 26, 2008 Uncategorized
Hate Groups Still Alive and Well in Colorado

Hate Groups Still Alive and Well in Colorado

Just this month a Hispanic man was beaten in Boulder by two teens who thought he was an immigrant. The incident was a violent indicator […]...

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March 25, 2008 Uncategorized
School’s Photo Display Triggers Controversy Over Iraqi Children Victimized by War

School’s Photo Display Triggers Controversy Over Iraqi Children Victimized by War

The deep divisions wrought by five full years of war in Iraq are evident everywhere. At a small language-immersion school in Denver, a photo exhibit […]...

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March 21, 2008 Uncategorized
Farmworker Bill Clears First Hurdle in House

Farmworker Bill Clears First Hurdle in House

It ran into stiff opposition from immigrant and worker rights groups, but on a vote of 7-4, the House state affairs committee approved a bill […]...

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March 19, 2008 Uncategorized
English Competency Test Gets Mixed Grades From Experts

English Competency Test Gets Mixed Grades From Experts

A bill that would require school boards to create a standard for English competency as a graduation requirement has reinvigorated the impassioned debate over the […]...

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March 19, 2008 Uncategorized
No Vote on Farmworker Bill as Testimony Goes Long

No Vote on Farmworker Bill as Testimony Goes Long

A controversial proposal to allow the state to take over the processing of federal H-2A visas stalled in committee Thursday as time ran out on […]...

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March 14, 2008 Uncategorized
Videos Show Plight of Underfunded Schools

Videos Show Plight of Underfunded Schools

Large class sizes, outdated textbooks, and vanishing art, music and P.E. programs are typical problems in cash-stapped Colorado schools. A series of short, comical videos […]...

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March 13, 2008 Uncategorized
White Men Reign Supreme Atop Pay Scale

White Men Reign Supreme Atop Pay Scale

No surprises here, but white males continue to earn considerably more money than women in general and women of color in particular. A new report […]...

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March 13, 2008 Uncategorized
Immigrant Rights Groups Rally Opposition to Farmworker Bill

Immigrant Rights Groups Rally Opposition to Farmworker Bill

In what is sure to be a rousing committee hearing later today, lawmakers will debate a controversial proposal to create a state system to process […]...

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March 13, 2008 Uncategorized

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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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First look: The big questions on your November ballot in Colorado

From slavery to smartphones to fixing our “damn roads,” Coloradans could face a kaleidoscope of questions on their November ballots. With the election more than […]

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