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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Valerie Richardson

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) rushes past New England Patriots linebacker David Harris, center, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Raiders' Lynch sits for U.S. anthem, stands for Mexico's

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat Sunday for "The Star-Spangled Banner," as he has done all season, but then stood for the Mexican national anthem before his team faced the New England Patriots in Mexico City. Published November 19, 2017

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, bottom center, and safety Eric Reid, bottom right, kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara, Calif. Who anticipated the NFL getting caught up in a back-and-forth with President Donald Trump over players kneeling during the national anthem?  This NFL season has been full of surprises. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) **FILE**

NFL take-a-knee protests boil down to two liberal cities

The NFL has taken a beating over players kneeling during the national anthem, but a closer examination shows that the protests are less a story of the league as a whole and more a tale of two liberal cities: San Francisco and Seattle. Published November 9, 2017

The screen of an electronic voting machine is displayed, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in the Staten Island borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Proposal for New York constitutional convention soundly defeated

A New York state ballot measure to call a constitutional convention was defeated in Tuesday's election, driven by opposition from labor unions and others worried about the consequences of rewriting the state constitution. Published November 7, 2017