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Senate committee advances bill that opens files on police internal affairs investigations

A Colorado Senate committee Wednesday evening advanced legislation that would open records on completed law enforcement internal affairs investigations. House Bill 19-1119, which passed the...

Colorado’s death penalty repeal in holding pattern Vote margin appears close

Colorado's Senate has for the second time this week postponed its floor debate on a bill to repeal the death penalty. The vote is...

Bill to regulate oil and gas advances, pitting pro-environment Dems and pro-business GOP House...

Oil and gas industry ads on social media and television warn that proposed new state regulations could effectively ban drilling in Colorado and cripple...

There’s been lots of action on Colorado education legislation. Here’s a progress report.

Colorado’s education debate heated up on the House floor last week, as race, religion, partisanship, and even reproductive health entered discussion of a measure...

Ask the Indy: Is the Electoral College a ‘relic of slavery?’ Is there any...

Following our explainer on the latest Electoral College protest movement and Colorado’s role in it, readers reached out with still more questions about the...
Immigrants who have worked in Colorado for years under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program now live in limbo. (Photo by Katrine Kaarsemaker via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Guest Post: Why we must pass the Dream and Promise Act

For nearly two decades, working immigrant Coloradans who gained an opportunity to live and work in our communities under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS)...
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper kisses Roslyn Vaughan while making a presidential campaign stop at a house party in Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 27, 2019 (Photo by Evan Semón)

In presidential run, Colorado’s Hickenlooper pushes compromise in an uncompromising time Will the former...

It is a late Friday afternoon in early February and passengers at Gate 12 of Washington’s Reagan National Airport are displeased. “Fucking United,” a lawyer-lobbyist...

Denver Post yanks back its 2014 endorsement of Cory Gardner: ‘We see now that was...

In an eye-opening move, the Denver Post on Thursday reversed its 2014 endorsement of U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner after the Republican senator from Yuma stuck with...

Colorado moves to provide free tampons to women in jails Not providing menstrual products...

On January 24, Elisabeth Epps was sentenced to 27 days in the Arapahoe County Jail for obstructing a peace officer at a pool party in 2015. While...
Natalia Marshall, the niece of Michael Marshall, spoke at a news conference to support cash bail reform on March 14, 2019.

Colorado could limit jail time and bail for poorest defendants A trio of bipartisan...

Colorado is primed to take a major step toward reforming a bail system that systematically and disproportionately punishes the poorest of the poor. Lawmakers say...