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The state Capitol on Jan. 8, 2020, the opening day of the session. (Photo by John Herrick)

Transparency, media literacy measures axed in purge of pre-pandemic state legislation

Two transparency bills died Tuesday during a purge of proposals left over from before the coronavirus pandemic forced a suspension of the 2020 Colorado...
Empty classroom at Lakewood High School.

Colorado schools in the fall: 10 people per class, face masks, and remote learning...

If Colorado schools return to classroom instruction in the fall, it could look very different, with temperature checks, face masks, and very small class...

Littwin: Colorado’s legislature is where you’ll find the real unmasking scandal

It should come as no surprise that the decision to reopen the country — responsibly in the case of some governors, Brian Kemp-like in...
Lawmakers packed into the House floor with clear dividers between desks for the restart of the legislative session on May 26, 2020. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

“It’s an 11 on the weird scale”: Colorado legislature makes an awkward return to...

The hallways were mostly empty. The lawmakers were mostly masked. The interactions were mostly awkward.  The General Assembly’s return to the state Capitol after a...
Photo of smoggy downtown Denver skyline via the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division, Technical Services Program, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Clearing the air: Stay-at-home eases Denver’s ‘brown cloud’

As Denver and the state begin to reopen this month, people will emerge from their houses having gotten a taste of some potential new...
Andy Starret stands in front of the Knights Inn in Aurora, where his daughter Ally was murdered. May 22, 2020

Speedy trials or pandemic protections? Colorado faces an oncoming court logjam

Andy Starrett’s teenage daughter was murdered in a hotel room almost three years ago. The man accused of the crime, his daughter’s ex-boyfriend, fled to...

The coronavirus pandemic is widening the chasm between Colorado’s haves and have-nots

On April 15, Randy Narvaez posted on Facebook that his best friend had just died of COVID-19. “Way too close to home for me,” he...

Littwin: Why Cory Gardner’s rebellion ended before it began

It is fair to assume that Cory Gardner — whose name rarely appears without the notation that his Senate seat is in serious jeopardy...

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Rachel Hughes answered a phone call Wednesday from her husband’s intensive care doctors. The Rev. Terrance Hughes – co-pastor at New Covenant Christian Church/Alpha Omega...

Inside the small legal community defending Colorado death penalty clients, a...

It was late December 2019 and defense lawyer Mary Claire Mulligan spent the last week of the decade accompanying a client to his murder...

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