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“Get your rosaries off my ovaries”: Thousands protest Roe v. Wade reversal  in downtown Denver

Ellie Wyatt feels lucky that she lives in Colorado, where people have access to abortion. And that’s exactly what sent her and thousands of others to protest at the state Capitol in support of people in other states, where the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade has already begun to end access to […]

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$14M jury award for Denver protesters could resonate around US

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press A federal jury’s $14 million award to Denver protesters hit with pepper balls and a bag filled with lead during 2020 demonstrations over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis could resonate nationwide as courts weigh more than two dozen similar lawsuits. The jury found police used excessive force against […]

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Jury convicts man who shot Elijah McClain protesters while aiming at a Jeep headed toward the crowd

A man who shot and wounded two demonstrators while apparently aiming at a Jeep that was headed toward the crowd during a protest in suburban Denver in 2020 was convicted Thursday of several charges. Samuel Young, 24, was found guilty of two counts of second-degree assault, four counts of attempted manslaughter and a single count […]

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Opinion: In the age of Tik-Tok, the marches may be smaller but the movement is growing

This year on Valentine’s Day, a young TikTok star inspired thousands to participate in a nationwide “Day Without Immigrants” protest. This left me heartbroken. Why? I was heartbroken because it was a marker of a decades-long battle to achieve major federal immigration reform. It has been so long that we saw intergenerational immigrant construction workers, […]

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Loveland man who authorities say planned to use pipe bombs against police asks for leniency at sentencing

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press Bradley Bunn had a request after being arrested for building four pipe bombs he intended to use against any officers who tried to seize his guns: He wanted to meet with the federal prosecutor leading the case against him, a member of the Navy Reserve. The 55-year-old Army veteran […]

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Opinion: Polarizing the climate debate is a good way to never achieve climate policy

Last month, more than 500 youth from the Sunrise Movement staged a protest along the perimeter of the White House, holding signs that read “Biden, You Coward, Fight For Us,” after he endorsed an infrastructure deal that didn’t contain the climate provisions they hoped for. Since then, deaths from a historic heatwave have risen, an […]

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SunLit Special: “The Holly” tells the story of Terrance Roberts, his Denver neighborhood and much more

Julian Rubinstein is an award-winning journalist, author and producer. His new non-fiction book, “The Holly: Five Bullets, One Gun and the Struggle to Save an American Neighborhood,” was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in May 2021. Julian’s first non-fiction book, Ballad of the Whiskey Robber, was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best […]

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Colorado Springs officer who said “Kill Them All” at protest against racial injustice sued for excessive force

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press A Colorado Springs police officer disciplined for saying “Kill Them All” during a livestream of a protest against racial injustice and police violence last year is one of two officers accused of using excessive force on a woman following an earlier protest in a federal lawsuit. In the lawsuit […]

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Motorist found not guilty of assault after hitting protester during 2020 Denver demonstration

A motorist who was filmed running into a protester during a demonstration against police violence last year has been found not guilty of assault, her attorney says. KUSA-TV reports that a Denver jury did find Jennifer Wilson guilty of a misdemeanor reckless driving charge on Friday, according to her attorney, Ryan Brackley. A cellphone video shot in […]