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News organizations ask court to unseal arrest affidavit for stepmother facing murder charge

A consortium of news organizations Monday asked an El Paso County District Court judge to unseal the affidavit that outlines why authorities arrested Letecia...
Activists march for missing and murdered Native American women at the Women's March California 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Sarah Morris/Getty Images)

Native American women are missing and murdered. Will the federal government act? More than...

WASHINGTON — Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was 22, eight months pregnant, and looking forward to her baby shower the following day when she went missing on...
Devon Hartsough (2nd R) and Keyanna Wigglesworth (R) of the Alice Paul Institute join members of Congress and representatives of women's groups for a rally to mark the 40th anniversary of congressional passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) outside the U.S. Capitol March 22, 2012 in Washington, DC. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a new version of the Equal Rights Amendment last year and called for it to be passed again. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

U.S. House votes to remove ERA obstacle Colorado's delegation splits along party lines

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted on Thursday to remove one barrier to adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but plenty...
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U.S. House passes legislation to crack down on voter suppression

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed legislation on Friday that would give the federal government broader authority to police voting rights violations across the...
Kamyar Samimi was 64-years-old when he died, shortly after being detained in the GEO Group immigration detention facility in Aurora. (Photo from an ACLU of Colorado report.)

ACLU sues GEO Group and doctor for wrongful death of immigrant detainee in Aurora...

The ACLU of Colorado sued the GEO Group today for what it alleges was the wrongful death of a Thornton man at the private...
Still shot from the dashboard camera on former Rangely Police Lt. Roy Kinney's patrol car as he chased Daniel Pierce through the desert. The December 10, 2018 pursuit ended when Kinney fatally shot Pierce.

Through the Cracks: A stranger, a police shooting, and a small town’s silence ...

RANGELY – No one seems to know why Daniel Pierce settled in this northwestern Colorado town last year after his wife in Missouri and...

Reformers double down on death penalty repeal Abolishing the death penalty could test collegiality...

Helen Griffiths stood beside a wooden podium inside the Second Baptist Church in Boulder on Monday and delivered a well-rehearsed presentation to about two...
Denver Police Sgt. Brian Conover speaks with Dorian Phillips on Nov. 14, 2018, during a police sweep of a homeless encampment in Five Points. (Photo by Alex Burness for The Colorado Independent)

Guest Post: We can do better by repealing Denver’s camping ban

After hearings this week, a Denver County Court judge will decide whether the city's camping ban is unconstitutional. But what the evidence presented has...

2020 Census-takers address the growing concern of uncounted kids An estimated million children under...

In theory, the Constitution requires every man, woman and child to be counted every 10 years. In practice, the 2010 Census saw about a...

State auditor: Colorado civil rights enforcers lack transparency and accountability Scathing 57-page report released...

The Colorado Civil Rights Division and Civil Rights Commission face a crisis of transparency, accountability and timeliness, the state auditor wrote in a damning...
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