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Civil Rights

Protesters line up outside the ICE detention center for immigrants in Aurora Friday at the No More Deaths/No Más Muertes demonstration. (Photo by Grace Carson.)

Denver immigrant groups blast Sunday ICE raids as ‘terror’ tactic

Reports that Denver will be targeted in a national immigration crackdown on Sunday were met with anger, skepticism, defiance and fear Friday. “This is a...

ADX, the federal supermax prison in Colorado, is force-feeding hunger strikers The Colorado Independent...

The United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility, also known as ADX, in Florence, Colo., is the highest security prison in the country, housing inmates...
"handcuffed arrested" by picturexv via Flickr: Creative Commons

Denver school board bans use of handcuffs on elementary school students

Campus safety officers employed by the Denver school district will no longer be allowed to use handcuffs on elementary school students, after the school...
Teachers, parents, and students wait to speak in favor of updating LGBTQ policies at a recent Jefferson County School Board meeting Thursday. (Photo by Kati Weis, Chalkbeat Colorado)

Jeffco schools to consider updating LGBTQ policies as backers call for ‘more foundation and...

Supporters of stronger LGBTQ policies waited together for six hours to explain why the Jefferson County Public Schools board should update its anti-discrimination practices....
The ICE detention facility in Aurora is the subject of a scathing government review. Photo by Alex Burness

Government report finds rights violations at Colorado ICE detention center

The private prison company that runs the immigrant detention center in Aurora is violating detainee rights and federal standards by denying outdoor recreation time,...
Armando Peniche Rosales

Guest Post: A DACA librarian is not a threat to America

I’ve always loved libraries. When my parents first brought me to Denver from southern Mexico when I was nine years old, the city’s libraries...
CSU was sued by a former minimum-wage employee, who is now among more than 1,500 workers eligible for repayment of lost wages from the university. (Photo by Austin Fleskes)

Class-action suit puts Colorado State University on hook to repay up to 1,500 low-wage...

Colorado State University has agreed to pay potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid overtime wages to more than 1,500 current and former...
"Algebra," by Jess Pohlman, via Flickr: Creative Commons

To better serve black students, Denver will help a community group develop its school

The Denver school board has taken a vote that could signal a new era of collaboration in a district with a history of tense...
U.S. Capitol by Anthony Quintano via Flickr: Creative Commons

U.S. House passes LGBTQ rights bill; Colorado votes along party lines The Equality Act...

WASHINGTON -- Colorado's U.S. House delegation voted along party lines Friday to approve sweeping legislation aimed at barring discrimination based on sexual orientation and...

Colorado prison inmates can now receive greeting cards. Are free phone calls next? New...

Dean Williams, the new head of Colorado’s Department of Corrections, says he wants to bring a “culture change” to prisons so that the state’s...