Some state lawmakers spent time at the former Fort Lyon Correctional Facility near Las Animas today, considering whether to repurpose the prison under a proposal from Governor John Hickenlooper…Colorado’s Latino and black residents are falling further behind the state’s white residents in some of the most important measures of social progress…and, Hundreds of people turned out for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. marade in Denver today.

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A new survey shows that politicians in both parties may be missing the mark when it comes to courting the state’s crucial Hispanic voting block, which grew by 41 percent over the last decade. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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As the national conventions come to a close and the race to the White House heats up, a national campaign to register Latino voters comes to Pueblo and Denver today. It’s a non-partisan campaign called ¡Todos A Votar!, or Let’s Vote! Eliseo Medina is the Secretary Treasurer of the Service Employees International […]

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Who could resist the intrigue of a novel about a young idealistic lefty learning the messy lessons of life during the 1960s against the backdrop of the civil rights movement and the San Luis Valley, especially when the book is illustrated by none other than Colorado Springs’ own ultra-conservative political cartoonist […]

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Though roadside memorials are illegal in Colorado, they’re a common site in New Mexico where it is illegal to descrate them. The shrines usually mark the scene of accident where a loved one died. The tradition dates back to funerary processions brought to the southwest by the Spaniards in the 17th Century when crosses […]

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American Constitution Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo told a Denver judge that his party’s bylaws trumped state law when he got his last-minute nomination in July…and, a recent tracking poll of Latino voters finds many of them may stay home on Election Day, and experts say it could have an impact on tight Colorado races.

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Colorado Springs residents are getting the first chance to hear about plans for a major thoroughfare in the city…and, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials is in Denver for the group’s 27th annual conference with speakers that include U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

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Colorado health officials say Hispanics and Native Americans have the highest percentage of adults without health insurance in the state…Governor Bill Ritter announces state furlough days…and, University of Colorado researchers release a report on global warming and the Colorado River.

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