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Police shootings play into Colorado politics

DENVER – The most recent shootings of black men by police, followed by the tragic slaying of Dallas police officers, has amplified a debate between the “black lives matter” and “all lives matter”...

DATE: July 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Santa Rita Park rally aims to educate about racial profiling

A small group of community members gathered at Santa Rita Park to show solidarity with those affected by the shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and raise awareness of large...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Judge doesn’t trust Arizona sheriff to fix some problems

PHOENIX – A judge presiding over a racial-profiling case against an Arizona sheriff said Tuesday that he doesn’t trust the sheriff’s office to fix some of the problems involved in a recent...

DATE: May 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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Minorities overrepresented throughout criminal process in Colorado

At a time when inequities in criminal justice are the focus of intense national debate, blacks and Latinos are overrepresented at every step in Colorado’s criminal process compared with their...

DATE: May 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Black students unite at Fort Lewis College

Dabney Meachum arrived at Fort Lewis College four years ago, feeling the same anxieties most freshman experience upon arriving to college: a desire to fit in and make friends. But Meachum, who is...

DATE: April 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

The growing clout of the Hispanic vote

In the midst of the raucous and polarized presidential election, a quieter story has been at play as well: the growing political clout of Latino voters. Nationwide, about 12 percent of the...

DATE: April 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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Diversity event to highlight common ground, differences

Diversity impacts everyday life, and a group of local organizations wants residents to take some time to talk about it on Saturday. For the sixth year, the Durango Community Relations Commission,...

DATE: March 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Police reform measures advance in Legislature

DENVER – State lawmakers on Thursday took up a second phase of police reform measures after stopping short of addressing larger issues last year. The House Judiciary Committee passed four bills...

DATE: March 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Survey: Income, access hamper healthy living in state

DENVER – How much money you make and your ethnic background have a big impact on neighborhood infrastructure and your chances for a healthy life, according to a new report by the Urban Land...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

Colorado lawmakers at impasse on racial profiling bills

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers tasked with crafting legislation to collect data on racial profiling finished months of work Wednesday by failing to agree on any significant measures to introduce next...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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Out with Columbus, in with Indigenous Peoples Day?

Albuquerque; St. Paul, Minnesota; Portland, Oregon; Alaska; South Dakota; Olympia, Washington; Berkeley, California; Minneapolis; Seattle; Andarko, Oklahoma. Should Durango join this list of cities...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colo. school districts struggle to attract minority teachers

Denver Public Schools struggle to attract and retain minority teachers, particularly black teachers, mirroring a challenge faced by many urban school districts across the country. The resulting...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news