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4 years 3 months ago

Colorado weighs changes to fingerprint program

Colorado is considering possible changes to a growing federal program that uses fingerprints to catch illegal immigrants. Several groups have written Governor Bill Ritter to say they worry the program will intimidate crime victims and lead to racial profiling. Ritter spokesman Evan Dreyer said Friday the concerns have prompted the...

4 years 4 months ago

White House admits mistake, offers job

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is apologizing to a black Agriculture Department employee who was ousted for her remarks about race. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs called the dismissal of Shirley Sherrod an injustice and a mistake, and apologized on behalf of the "entire administration." He says officials didn't...

4 years 7 months ago

People in Pueblo rally against racism

Statistics show racism is still a problem in America. The FBI says more than 7,700 hate crimes were reported in 2008. One hundred and fifty of those crimes happened here in Colorado. This month the YWCA is hosting rallies across the country to help bring an end to racism. Today...

4 years 7 months ago

YWCA takes stand against racism

Here's what I'm working on today. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the YWCA in Pueblo is holding an event at CSU-Pueblo called "Stand Against Racism" . The YWCA says local experts will talk about the increase in racism over the last few years. The event is open to everyone....

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