Too many Denverites face eviction alone

Amid Colorado’s growing affordable-housing crisis, there are roughly 850 evictions filed with courts every week across the state. According to one news report, there were at least 44,000 evictions filed in Colorado in 2016. Evictions can lead to unnecessary displacement, increased financial insecurity and even transitional or long-term homelessness. Being evicted is often a cause […]

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A Better Budget: Preserve funding civil legal-aid funding

President Donald Trump calls his proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, “A New Foundation For American Greatness.” Alternately dubbed the “taxpayer-first budget,” the document proposes $3.6 trillion in cuts over 10 years – largely at the expense of education, health care, housing and services that give low-income individuals and families a chance to maintain financial […]

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The Fight for Labor’s Collective Legal Power Continues

On March 15th, 1887, Colorado’s Sixth General Assembly recognized Labor Day as a public holiday, making Colorado the second state in the nation to do so. Labor Day is our nation’s tribute to “the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” Although much has been gained over the history […]

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Beyond ‘Dog Whistle Politics’: An Interview with Ian Haney López, Part 2

Ian Haney López is regarded as one of the nation’s leading thinkers on how racism has evolved in the United States since the civil rights era. Currently a professor of law at the University of California Berkeley, he is the author of three books, most notably “Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented […]

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Beyond ‘Dog Whistle Politics’: An Interview with Ian Haney López, Part 1

Ian Haney López is regarded as one of the nation’s leading thinkers on how racism has evolved in the United States since the civil rights era. Currently a professor of law at the University of California Berkeley, he is the author of three books, most notably “Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented […]

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A Better Budget: Stop hunger in America

President Donald Trump calls his proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, “A New Foundation For American Greatness.” Alternately dubbed the “taxpayer-first budget,” the document proposes $3.6 trillion in cuts over 10 years – largely at the expense of education, health care, housing and services that give low-income individuals and families a chance to maintain financial […]

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A Better Budget: Rebuild affordable housing

President Donald Trump calls his proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, “A New Foundation For American Greatness.” Alternately dubbed the “taxpayer-first budget,” the document proposes $3.6 trillion in cuts over 10 years – largely at the expense of education, health care, housing and services that give low-income individuals and families a chance to maintain financial […]

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A Better Budget: Revive education and training

President Donald Trump calls his proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, “A New Foundation For American Greatness.” Alternately dubbed the “taxpayer-first budget,” the document proposes $3.6 trillion in cuts over 10 years – largely at the expense of education, health care and services that give low-income individuals and families a chance to maintain financial security […]

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Law lets child support actually support children

We all want to give Colorado’s children the best opportunity to achieve their full potential. Despite receiving Medicaid and food stamps for health and nutritional needs, a parent trying to support herself and her child on $364 a month likely struggles to maintain shelter and transportation while having enough funds to cover essentials like diapers […]

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Senate Bill 98 is a win for landowners, communities and affordable housing

It’s no secret that there is a shortage of affordable housing across Colorado. While there appears to be some appetite for compromise at the state capitol this year, previous attempts to address the shortage fell short because of concerns about costs and the government’s role in “subsidizing” affordable housing. But what if there was a […]

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