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Denver’s STAR program will be replicated in Aurora starting this week
Esteban L. Hernandez Denverite
Published on: 9/7/2021
The Aurora Mobile Response Team will launch on Wednesday.
Elijah McClain case: Grand jury indicts police, paramedics in death
Denver Post
Published on: 9/2/2021
Three Aurora police officers and two paramedics will face criminal charges, including manslaughter, in connection with the 2019 death of Elijah McClain.
Their job is to build alternatives to jail in Denver. They say the city is blocking them from doing
David Sachs - Denverite
Published on: 9/1/2021
The CPCC wants to move some of its programs out into other city departments in order to start new ones.
Denver voters could be asked to end mayor’s ability to hire, fire city’s police watchdog
Denver Post Elise Schmelzer
Published on: 8/5/2021
The city’s top law enforcement accountability position has been vacant since January
Massive overhaul of Denver policing, criminal justice system needed for city to be safe, community t
Denver Post Elise Schmelzer
Published on: 8/5/2021
The group convened in June in the wake of Denver protests against police brutality
Here's where Denver Police says are the city's crime hot spots
9 News Darius Johnson
Published on: 8/5/2021
We sit down with Denver's Chief of Police about the most violent areas identified as Denver's hot spots. The goal is reduce violent crime in these areas.
Denver Police Department Joins National ABLE Project
Andrea C Mitchell
Published on: 8/5/2021
Denver – September 29, 2020 – The Denver Police Department has been accepted into the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Project, Georgetown University Law Center’s national training and support initiative for U.S. law enforcement agencies committed to building a culture of peer intervention that prevents harm.
Black northeast Denver residents muse about what a reformed police force might look like
Allison Sherry CPR
Published on: 7/28/2021
https://sentinelcolorado.com/news/metro/black-northeast-denver-residents-muse-about-what-a-reformed-police-force-might-look-like/
Denver police are handing out gift certificates to auto parts stores instead of 'fix-it' tickets
Tod Perry (Upworthy)
Published on: 7/28/2021
https://www.upworthy.com/denver-police-are-handing-out-gift-certificates-to-auto-parts-stores-instead-of-fix-it-tickets

Denver School Board

Fourteen candidates are vying for four open seats on the Denver school board
Chalkbeat Colorado Melanie Asmar
Published on: 9/3/2021
https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://co.chalkbeat.org/2021/9/2/22653499/denver-school-board-election-fourteen-candidates&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoTNTEzNTA0OTY4ODEyOTU2MjY1MTIaNGYyNTIzNjdlMDY4ODY1ODpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNFmNbuYTJOnLQSTcHkdXlYc73eiTA
Amid influx of new funding, Denver district not pursuing true-up with charter schools that got small
Chalkbeat
Published on: 7/29/2021
https://co.chalkbeat.org/2021/7/28/22599071/denver-charters-paycheck-protection-loans-no-reconciliaton
Newly elected Denver Public Schools superintendent shares priorities for new school year
Adi Guajardo Chanel 7 News
Published on: 7/28/2021
https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/newly-elected-denver-public-schools-superintendent-shares-priorities-for-new-school-year

Denver City Council

Denver City Council to Consider Inclusionary Zoning Proposal
Conor McCormick-Cavanaugh Westword
Published on: 8/11/2021
Serving a city that has become increasingly less affordable over the past decade, Denver City Council members are now considering market-based fixes to the affordability crisis.
Denver City Council committee takes first step in eliminating at-large seats
9news.com
Published on: 8/11/2021
Councilmembers Candi CdeBaca, Kevin Flynn and Jolon Clark want voters to decide if the city should go to 13 distinct districts or stay with 11 with 2 at-large seats.

Voter Service Denver

Two Park Hill Golf Course initiatives are on the Denver ballot this fall. Here’s what each one would
Rebecca Spiess Denverite
Published on: 8/11/2021
Developer Westside Investment Partners, which bought what used to be Park Hill Golf Course in 2019, got a measure approved for the November ballot on Tuesday. It’s a counter-measure to an initiative submitted by an opposing group called Save Open Space Denver.

Voter Service Colorado

Here’s how the new Colorado congressional districts break down by party
DJ Summers KDVR TV Denver
Published on: 9/9/2021
DENVER (KDVR) — The new congressional district maps seem to relieve a problem Colorado’s Democratic Party objected to this summer.
Will Colorado’s New Legislative Maps Reflect State’s Diversity? Some Latino Leaders Worry They Won’t
Bente Birkeland CPR News
Published on: 8/11/2021
When the U.S. Census Bureau releases its final numbers on Thursday, it will start the clock on a mad dash to prepare final congressional and statehouse maps.

Non-binary work group

Remove ‘male’ and ‘female’ from birth certificates? Here’s why the country’s largest group of physic
Anne Branigin Washington Post
Published on: 8/11/2021
Assigning sex at birth, the authors wrote, ‘fails to recognize the medical spectrum of gender identity’

LWV Colorado

Colorado Lays the Groundwork for Ranked Choice Voting
Ellie Sullivan
Published on: 7/29/2021
https://303magazine.com/2021/07/colorado-introduces-ranked-choice-voting/
LWVCO Board Briefing January 2021
LWVCO
Published on: 1/28/2021
Most meeting time was dedicated to discussing proposed changes to
Bylaws and Policies and strategic planning to address the siege of the US Capitol. Directors’ reports,

LWV US

SCOTUS Rolls Back Voting Rights
Virginia Kase, CEO LWVUS
Published on: 7/7/2021
The Supreme Court just upheld discriminatory voting policies in Arizona and did further damage to the already gutted Voting Rights Act. This decision could lead to more anti-voter laws across our country
New Year, New Page for Democracy
LWVUS
Published on: 2/1/2021
January Recap
Letter: The League Anticipates Working Closely with the Biden Administration
Pearlanne_Admin Zelarney
Published on: 1/11/2021
Dear President Elect-Biden and Transition Team,
You have our deepest congratulations on becoming the 46th President-Elect of the United States. Your victory achieved many historic milestones, and the League of Women Voters looks forward to working with your Administration to address many of your announced goals.