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Tom RamstackTom RamstackDecember 8, 201719min386
H.Con.Res. 90: Condemning ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calling for an end to the attacks in and an immediate restoration of humanitarian access to the state of Rakhine in Burma This was a vote to agree to H.Con.Res. 90 in the House. This resolution was a House of Representatives condemnation of what it called […]

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Associated PressAssociated PressDecember 8, 201714min2600

FARGO, North Dakota — Maria Modi's journey from South Sudan to a new life in Fargo included a stop at a refugee camp in Cairo. She and her seven siblings know what it is like to be hungry. "My mother and father work 12-hour shifts and still sometimes we don't get enough food at home to last us a week," said Modi, a Fargo North High School senior who plans to study music and theater in college next year.



Peter MarcusPeter MarcusFebruary 23, 20178min97
“Refugees, welcome.” It’s a seemingly simple, well-intentioned message from Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration that is overshadowed by politics. At an event at Denver’s Union Station this week, Hickenlooper and his administration’s agencies lined up refugees to share inspirational stories of finding success in America, juxtaposed with heart-wrenching tales of struggle as these refugees emerged from […]

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Peter MarcusPeter MarcusFebruary 2, 20174min109
Gov. John Hickenlooper said on Wednesday that President Trump has taken a disruptive approach to governing, perhaps because of ulterior motives. “Many of President Trump’s appointments were unorthodox. It’s hard to understand exactly what he’s trying to make, and some of it I’m guessing is just trying to create a kind of disruptive atmosphere,” Hickenlooper […]

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Peter MarcusPeter MarcusFebruary 2, 20174min153
Colorado’s House Republican leader on Wednesday accused Democrats of wasting constituents’ time by pushing a resolution supporting a woman’s access to abortion. Rep. Patrick Neville of Castle Rock pointed to opening day remarks by House Speaker Crisanta Duran, D-Denver, who three weeks ago said the legislature would focus on issues such as transportation, education and […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningJanuary 31, 20173min1220

State officials said an estimated 17 refugees should be arriving in Colorado by Thursday under President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees. Seven refugees — from countries including Bhutan, the Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Afghanistan — were scheduled to arrive in the state Monday and Tuesday, officials with the Colorado Department of Human Services told The Colorado Statesman.



Colorado’s House Republican leader on Tuesday defended President Trump’s temporary refugee and select immigration bans, saying the orders are a prudent move to understand threats facing the nation. The remarks from Rep. Patrick Neville of Castle Rock came during a resolution by Democrats that encourages President Trump to rescind last Friday’s presidential directives, which temporarily suspended […]

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