THE MIX

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Indiana Gov. Pence squishy on protecting against LGBT discrimination because he has long opposed it

As the predictable backlash to Indiana’s new “super mini-religious freedom law” has crushed in on Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, he has defended it by saying […] > read more

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Holmes family prayers – and its silence

What we know about James Holmes’ trial is that it’s set to start in Arapahoe County in less than a month. And that it’ll be […] > read more

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Klingenschmitt: ‘In the Old Testament, they don’t elect prophets, they stone prophets’

State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt had a rough week. He made a mistake, he says, describing the attack on Michelle Wilkins – a woman seven-month-pregnant whose […] > read more

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Police-powers let schools bar unvaccinated students, court says

Students suffered a chickenpox outbreak in a New York school. Administrators forced unvaccinated kids to stay home. Anti-vaccination parents objected in court. In January, in […] > read more

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Saving beardtongues: Environmentalists sue U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

High in the Uinta Basin, grows the rare White River Beardtongue, a purple bell with a black tongue. Along with its pink, orange-tongued cousin, Graham’s beardtongue, these two varieties of penstemons survive only in the "shale barrens" of Northern > read more

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Racial disparity in marijuana arrests; overall charges down

Criminal justice reform, particularly for communities of color, was one of the principal reasons Coloradans voted two-to-one to legalize marijuana. Now, just over a year […] > read more

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Rep. Roupe, victim of pay inequity, gives pay commission bipartisan support

Republican state Rep. Kit Roupe was one of the most vocal opponents of continuing Colorado’s Pay Equity Commission, but not because she doubts that women too often are paid less than men. > read more

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Video: Protestors: ‘We are more than a score’

Teachers, students and families gathered on the Capitol steps on Wednesday to stop standardized testing in Colorado schools. See our video below. Video by Kyle […] > read more

IN-DEPTH

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Colorado Supreme Court takes up ski resort avalanche liability

FRISCO, Colo. — Many Colorado skiers and snowboarders no doubt think there’s plenty to worry about on the slopes already, but thinking about the out-of-control […]... > read more