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Legislation hopes to better measure hate crimes as state grapples with a rise

Author: Peter Marcus - March 7, 2017 - Updated: March 7, 2017

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There has been an increase in hate crimes in Colorado, according to data presented Tuesday as state lawmakers heard a measure seeking to track bias-motivated incidents. Colorado experienced a more than 12 percent increase in hate crimes in 2015 compared to 2014. There were 107 reported incidents in 2015, compared to 95 in 2014, according […]

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Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus is senior statehouse reporter for Colorado Politics. He covers the legislature and previously covered politics, the governor’s office, the legislature and Congress for The Durango Herald. He joined The Herald in 2014 from The Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the nation’s top state-based political and legislative reporters.