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Tag Archives: right to rest

Homeless advocates fight for the right to rest in Denver

Homelessness in Denver has grown 600 percent in the last 20 years, while the amount of emergency shelter beds has been stagnant. In October 2015, Denver Homeless Out […]...

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February 23, 2016 Civil Rights, Just In, The Mix

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

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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