Civil Rights & Immigration

Denver nonprofit The Center offers free therapy services for LGBTQ community

BY: - September 8, 2023

An organization that serves the LGBTQ community in Denver will soon offer free mental health services in order to fill a growing behavioral health gap. The Center on Colfax, at 1301 E. Colfax Ave., celebrated the launch of the Glass Lawler Mental Health program on Thursday. The program will offer up to 12 free therapy […]

Congress and nonprofit working to put women’s suffrage monument on National Mall

BY: - September 6, 2023

As Congress considers a bill to place a women’s suffrage monument on the National Mall, a nonprofit is working to raise the estimated $50 million needed to build it. The Women’s Suffrage National Monument Foundation, the nonprofit backing the effort, launched a donation campaign Tuesday in an effort to raise funds for a memorial honoring […]

Lawsuit seeks to bar Trump from presidential ballot in Colorado

BY: - September 6, 2023

A lawsuit filed in Colorado seeks to bar former President Donald Trump from appearing as a 2024 presidential candidate on ballots in the state. The suit was filed by the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington on behalf of six Colorado voters, who argue Trump is disqualified under a provision of the […]

Gun law raises funding concerns for school hunting programs

BY: - September 2, 2023

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers are concerned that the Biden administration is interpreting last year’s bipartisan gun safety law to cut funding for school archery and hunting programs, though programs themselves say they haven’t been affected. A provision in the law – a bipartisan effort to curb gun violence that established new criminal offenses, and expanded background […]

Anti-abortion ‘abolitionists’ take slavery rhetoric to the next level

BY: - September 1, 2023

The first time Tina Marshall heard anti-abortion protesters call themselves “abolitionists,’” she said she burst out laughing. Marshall, a Black woman who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, was counter protesting at an abortion clinic when a mostly white group — save one Black woman — surrounded her and told her they were abolitionists. “I rolled […]

Not just Ohio: Biased language is the hot new tactic to thwart ballot measures

BY: - August 31, 2023

Abortion-rights supporters filed a lawsuit Monday against what they call “deceptive” ballot language produced by Ohio officials for the state’s closely-watched upcoming referendum on the issue. But it isn’t just the Buckeye State that’s lately seeing fierce battles over the once-obscure topic of ballot language. In recent weeks, officials in Missouri — where another abortion-rights […]

‘Hate will not prevail in America’: Biden marks 60 years since March on Washington

BY: - August 28, 2023

The U.S. still hasn’t met the goals of the Civil Rights Movement, President Joe Biden said Monday, the 60th anniversary of one of the movement’s most iconic events. Six decades to the day after the 1963 March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, Biden urged Americans not […]

‘Disgusting ideology of hate’: Shooter kills 3 Black people at Florida Dollar General store

BY: - August 27, 2023

This story originally appeared in the Florida Phoenix. A white man in his early 20s shot and killed three Black people Saturday at a Dollar General store in Jacksonville, with Sheriff T.K. Waters saying the shooter “hated Black people.” “This shooting was racially motivated, and he hated Black people. he wanted to kill n——. That’s […]

Douglas County library board rejects calls to ban four LGBTQ-themed books

BY: - August 24, 2023

Months of public comment at meetings of the Douglas County Libraries Board of Trustees culminated Wednesday in the denial of four book appeals that all targeted LGBTQ books. Since April, a handful of county residents had demanded the books’ removal, calling them “obscene” and part of a plan to “indoctrinate children.” But most of the […]

Rep. Boebert asks federal court to dismiss defamation case

BY: - August 22, 2023

Rep. Lauren Boebert asked a federal court to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed against her by a North Carolina political activist. The Silt Republican said Tuesday in a motion to dismiss the case that the plaintiff failed to state a legally sufficient claim and that statements by her that form the basis of the lawsuit […]


Kansas newspaper raid draws plenty of attention, but journalists defy threats across U.S.

BY: - August 20, 2023

The commentary originally appeared in the Kansas Reflector. After Kansas Reflector reported on the ignominious and unconstitutional raid of the Marion County Record on Aug. 11, news outlets and commentators from across Kansas and the nation followed suit throughout the weekend. The voices of those who value a free press and free expression were overwhelming […]

Boulder council loosens occupancy limit in move said to boost affordability

BY: - August 18, 2023

Boulder will now allow five unrelated people to live together, a change to occupancy limit standards that proponents say will make it more feasible for people to move to or remain in the city. The city council voted 6-3 to approve the ordinance late Thursday after hours of public testimony. Previously, city code capped the […]