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Sexual-orientation discrimination May Cost Twin Peaks’ School Charter

Sexual-orientation discrimination May Cost Twin Peaks’ School Charter
Twin Peaks Charter Academy blocked senior and valedictorian Evan Young from giving his graduation speech because he refused to remove his gay identity from the script. The decision has triggered a debate about the role that schools – particularly charter schools – can play in limiting students’ freedom of expression.
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Evangelicals Pray to End ‘Transgender Tyranny’ as Girl Scouts Welcome Trans Youth

Evangelicals Pray to End ‘Transgender Tyranny’ as Girl Scouts Welcome Trans Youth
Conservative evangelicals apparently have lots to pray for these days. Same-sex marriage rights are quickly spreading across the country, Obama declared an International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, a Fairfax, Virginia school board recently implemented a transgender rights policy, and Robert Gates of The Boy Scouts of America urged his organization to lift the ban on gay leaders.
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Colowyo Calls Timeout as Eco Lawsuit Threatens Coal Mine

Colowyo Calls Timeout as Eco Lawsuit Threatens Coal Mine
The Colowyo mine outside Meeker may be closed after a successful lawsuit from the environmental group WildEarth Guardians forced the federal government to reissue permits for the mine because the Office of Surface Mining initially failed to take into account the environmental impact of the operations and public comment on the project.
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Farms and Cities Vie for South Platte River Water

Farms and Cities Vie for South Platte River Water
The South Platte River is running big this year, and the mud in the fields around Sterling is boot-deep. Water is everywhere, overflowing levees near the pastures, corn and hayfields north of town. The swales along roadsides and railroad tracks are swamped, and backyards are squishy, so the ranchers are in the coffee shops, waiting it out.
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Huge Court Backlog Keeps Immigrants in Limbo for Years

Huge Court Backlog Keeps Immigrants in Limbo for Years
Glenwood Springs immigration attorney Erin Richards has two clients who should be well on their way to becoming U.S. citizens. They have spouses and children who are citizens. They have clean records. They have steady jobs. And they have taken the necessary steps to go before an immigration court and petition to become citizens.
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Colorado Eyes High Court for June Decision on Gay Marriage

Colorado Eyes High Court for June Decision on Gay Marriage
The U.S. Supreme Court today is hearing arguments in a case that will push the most-recent chapter in the breakneck story of American gay marriage toward a major conclusion. Coloradans on all sides of the issue are watching for clues on what to expect here in the Centennial State, where over the last 11 years same-sex marriage was banned by voters, then side-stepped with civil unions, then caught up in state court, then de-facto legalized by a federal court, and then made real on the ground in the offices of inspired and determined county clerks.
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Abortion Politics Flare as Fetal Homicide Bill Advances

Abortion Politics Flare as Fetal Homicide Bill Advances
Senate Republicans on the Judiciary Committee advanced a fetal homicide bill Wednesday night that, for limited use, would write “personhood” language associated with the hardline anti-abortion movement into state law.
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Homebrew: Rage Boils in Colorado’s Boom Economy

Homebrew: Rage Boils in Colorado’s Boom Economy
The Colorado economy is growing. Some people enjoy the windfall; others are furious about shoddy development.
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Statetap: Weed-crazed Colorado Celebrates 420

Statetap: Weed-crazed Colorado Celebrates 420
Happy 420. A dank cloud is wafting across the state in honor of marijuana legalization. Rocky Mountain PBS I-News has compiled a look at the legal pot trade a year-plus into Colorado’s great experiment.
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House Dems Defend Obama Immigration Orders in Court Brief

House Dems Defend Obama Immigration Orders in Court Brief
Colorado’s three Democratic members of Congress joined 178 of their colleagues in signing onto a 50-page brief in a court case that has temporarily halted President Obama’s executive actions on immigration announced last November, which halted deportations of immigrants without documentation who were brought here as children or who are parents of U.S. citizen-family members.
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