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November 6, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Anti-equal opportunity ballot initiative defeated in Colorado.

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1) Colorado Voters Preserve Affirmative Action
Kevin Flynn
Article, Rocky Mountain News
November 6, 2008
Colorado becomes the first state to reject an initiative being pushed across the country that would have eliminated race- and gender-based affirmative action programs by voting down Amendment 46.
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2) Ban on Preferences Succeeds in Nebraska; Colorado Measure Remains Undecided
Reeves Wiedeman
Article, The Chronicle of Higher Education
November 5, 2008
Voters in Nebraska approved a measure that will ban affirmative-action programs based on race, gender, and national origin at public institutions, including colleges, while a similar vote in Colorado was too close to call...
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3) Amendment 46 Deceptive
Melissa Hart and Patricia Barela Rivera
Article, Rocky Mountain News
October 30, 2008
...Colorado voters must be wary of a particular ballot initiative that appears to say one thing but means another: Amendment 46.
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4) Fewer Minority-Owned Businesses Approved for SBA Loans in FY 2008
George C. Ford
Article, Black Enterprise
October 31, 2008
Fewer minority-owned Iowa small businesses were approved for U.S. Small Business Administration loans in the last fiscal year.
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