The Colorado Independent is fighting to unseal secret records in a death penalty case
December 08, 2017 / No Comments

Update: George Brauchler’s office has asked for another two-week extension to submit its legal objections to The Independent’s motion to unseal documents about prosecutorial misconduct. […]... > read more

The gay wedding cake, the baker who wouldn’t make it, and the legal crusade behind him
December 05, 2017 / 3 Comments

Jack Phillips wants to talk. “But I can’t, not without my lawyers here,” laments the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner whose refusal to make a cake for […]... > read more

Analysis: What a new report on climate science portends for the West
November 13, 2017 / No Comments

The complexity of climate change means it’s hard to trace simple lines from cause to effect in daily life, much less plan for the future. […]... > read more

Colorado redistricting campaign changes course on appointing power and gains a game-changing backer
October 26, 2017 / No Comments

A group seeking to change the way Colorado draws its political boundaries has made major changes to its plan while gaining an influential backer with […]... > read more

The Gray Box: The inhumanity of solitary confinement
September 25, 2017 / No Comments

This story, written by Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene, is among the work for which she is being honored this week by the ACLU of […]... > read more

A group says it wants to end partisan redistricting in Colorado. Would its plan really do that?
September 16, 2017 / 2 Comments

A coalition that launched a revamped plan it says would take partisanship out of how state and federal political districts are drawn is facing suspicions […]... > read more

Three men still on Colorado’s death row after judge denies capital appeal
September 14, 2017 / 1 Comment

This story has been updated. A judge today denied a five-year appeal by Sir Mario Owens, a man convicted for the 2005 witness killing of […]... > read more

By the time it became clear the altitude was killing her, it was already too late
September 11, 2017 / No Comments

ASPEN, Colo. – In some ways, Susanna Deforest was typical of those who suffer from Colorado’s thinner air after arriving from a low elevation. A […]... > read more

Four Dem governor hopefuls met voters for the first time in one place. Here’s what they said.
August 22, 2017 / 3 Comments

BRECKENRIDGE — Against the backdrop of a ski slope as John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High” played through a sound system, four top-tier Democratic candidates for […]... > read more

Here’s where Colorado’s GOP candidates for governor stand on health care
July 25, 2017 / 2 Comments

In the days leading up to a Republican vote in Congress to repeal and replace— or just repeal— Obamacare, 1,500 miles away in Colorado the […]... > read more

What will it take to reach the climate change goals set by Gov. Hickenlooper?
July 20, 2017 / 2 Comments

Words of praise flowed from environmental groups last week after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order calling for Colorado to reduce greenhouse gas emissions […]... > read more

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the Colorado same-sex wedding cake case. Here’s what you should know.
June 26, 2017 / 1 Comment

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a case set to pit Christian religious beliefs against gay rights over a never-baked wedding cake in […]... > read more