In November 1900, Preston “John” Porter Jr. was accused of raping and murdering a 12-year-old girl, and as punishment, was burned at the stake. Now, local activists are working to commit his memory—and that of others lynched at the turn of the 20th century—to the public record.
The proposed change to the Colorado Constitution would require private property owners to be compensated when a law or regulation reduces the market value of their property. If passed, it would make Colorado’s property law the most extreme in the nation.
On Monday night, Denver City Council passed a bill that makes it illegal for landlords to refuse housing to prospective renters based on their income sources. But opponents say the rules will have far-reaching implications.