THE MIX

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The Home Front: In Pueblo, Colorado, where Donald Trump won, 40% are on Medicaid

“Cutting the federal Medicaid program by $800 billion over a decade and the federal food stamp program by nearly 30 percent are key pieces of […] > read more

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Charges filed in botched transgender surgery case; victim blames a broken health care system

The Denver District Attorney’s office today filed charges against a man who reportedly removed another person’s testicles last week in a botched surgery. The victim, […] > read more

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Did the Colorado legislature’s biggest compromise set a Republican tripwire over TABOR?

UPDATE: Since this story was posted, 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler, who is running for governor as a Republican, said after thinking about it […] > read more

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Report: Colorado’s Ken Salazar was hired by Anadarko after Firestone explosion

Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar identified himself as a lawyer for oil and gas giant Anadarko immediately following a fatal home explosion in Firestone […] > read more

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A Colorado reporter finds criminal evidence— in a landfill

This story is something else. First the background: Fremont County law enforcement have been working on a cold case murder of a 17-year-old girl who was shot near Cañon […] > read more

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Homeowners laud Extraction for planned pipeline, but keep the heat on state regulators

Greeley homeowners are heartened by an announcement from Extraction Oil and Gas today that the company will install a transport pipeline at its Triple Creek […] > read more

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After seven months, recommendations due from Denver task force on African-American equity issues

After a critical report documented concerns about how African-American educators and students in Denver are treated, Denver Public Schools assembled a task force of more […] > read more

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The Home Front: Boulder splashed with a rash of anarchist, ‘Kill Trump’ and anti-cop graffiti

“A string of downtown Boulder businesses, and some residential properties elsewhere in the city, have been tagged in recent days and weeks with anarchist messaging […] > read more

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Environmental concerns over Rocky Flats refuge prompt federal lawsuit

Colorado environmental, human rights and social justice groups are suing a federal agency to block the construction of hiking, biking and equestrian trails and a […] > read more

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Jeffco suspended an average of four young students a day last year. Officials are taking note.

Jeffco Public Schools handed out more suspensions to young students than any other Colorado district last school year, and did so at rates that are […] > read more

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The Home Front: The Gazette reports a Colorado sheriff is ‘under siege as embarrassments mount’

“For years Delores Hiltz railed about shoddy work by Fremont County sheriff’s investigators after her 17-year-old daughter’s body was found stuffed under a bed in […] > read more

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Wiretap: Trump flies all the way to Saudi Arabia and forgets to say “radical Islamic terrorism”

Donald Trump gave his big Saudi speech on terrorism without saying the words “radical Islamic terrorism.” And the same Trump who once said, “I think […] > read more