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Lawmaker informs school on JROTC protocol after homeless student wears uniform to testify

A Colorado lawmaker said he meant well, but to the sometimes homeless teenager who testified on a bill in his JROTC uniform, it felt like retribution. Wednesday Auontai “Tay” Anderson, an 18-year-old student from Denver’s Manual High School, testified in favor of House Bill 1314, the failed “right to rest” legislation to ban urban camping and […]

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After hours of pained testimony, homeless ‘right to rest’ bill fails on bipartisan vote

(AP/David Kohl)

State House Democrats joined Republicans late Wednesday night to vote down a bill that has made waves in various versions the last three years for championing the civil rights of the state’s homeless population. After nearly six hours of emotional testimony, the “Right to Rest Act,” House Bill 1314, sponsored by state Democratic Reps. Joe […]

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Transgender birth certificates get initial Colorado House approval

A bill to make it easier for transgender Coloradans to change their birth certificates got an initial approval on a voice vote Tuesday morning, but not without a loud chorus of no’s from House Republicans. The Democratic majority has passed such legislation three years in a row only for their bills to die in the Republican-led […]

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McKean, Shadduck-McNally seeking HD 51 seat

Candidates for Colorado House District 51, Republican Hugh McKean and Democrat Jody Shadduck-McNally
Growing up on a small farm in north Missouri, Hugh McKean had to figure out how to fix things because his family couldn’t afford to replace them. If McKean, a Republican, defeats Democrat Jody Shadduck-McNally in the Colorado House District 51 race this November, he says he plans to bring that same common-sense mentality to […]

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