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Tag Archives: homeless bill of rights

Clash over DIY housing pits activists against city of Denver: Here’s what you need to know

Raided It was always going to get shut down. This weekend, a village of hand-built tiny homes sprung up at 2500 Lawrence St., a city-owned plot of […]...

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October 27, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Lawmakers tank Homeless Bill of Rights; activists rail

“Shame!” “Shame!” cried a man in the back of the Capitol’s largest, packed committee room. The vote was not yet tallied, but it was clear: […]...

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April 28, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Civil Rights, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Walking Dead: Doomed-to-die bills and the Colorado lawmakers breathing life into corpses

Each session, zombie bills lurk at the Colorado Capitol. Minimum wage increases, high-capacity-magazine-ban repeals, the Parent’s Bill of Rights, the gay-conversion-therapy ban – these are just a […]...

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April 21, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, In-Depth, The Mix, Uncategorized

Lawmakers consider giving the homeless the right to rest

In Wheat Ridge, police arrested people sitting on a bench for loitering near a school; the bench was not near a school. In Boulder, a man was […]...

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April 16, 2015 Civil Rights, Just In, 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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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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