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News and analysis pulled from the rush

Colorado’s criminal justice system has a mental health crisis. Will the state change its...

Officials agree that growing numbers of people with mental health disorders in Colorado’s criminal justice system is a crisis.  But, in a hearing this week...
Sen. Cory Gardner speaks to a Chamber of Commerce group at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix in May 2018. (Photo by Greg Skidmore, via Flickr:Creative Commons)

Cory Gardner joins conservation caucus; environmentalists scoff

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) on Wednesday joined his GOP colleagues on Capitol Hill in announcing the formation of a new conservation...
Patrick Murphy, Boulder County Public Health employee, uses a FLIR infrared camera to check for gas leaks at a operating well pad in eastern Boulder County. (Photo by Ted Wood/The Story Group.)

Colorado will consider requiring drillers to track and report methane emissions State air quality...

Vehicles and power plants are by far the biggest producers of greenhouse gases in Colorado, contributing roughly 50% of all planet-warming emissions in our...
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Here’s how much money each Denver school board candidate has raised

The 10-candidate Denver school board election has a new fundraising frontrunner: Alexis Menocal Harrigan, who used to work in government affairs for the district. According...
Photo by Casey Bisson via Flickr: Creative Commons

Tell us about your experience with busing in Denver schools

Busing and the broader question of what courts and communities should do to create integrated schools has been back in the news after a...

Denver Post journalists report on their personal financial realities Your weekly roundup of Colorado...

One reporter can't afford a 200-square-foot studio apartment in Denver. Another wants to fix the trunk of her car that's been broken for a year. Yet another would like to...
U.S. Supreme Court, by Åsmund Ødegård, via Flickr: Creative Commons

Littwin: Trump lawyers still pushing citizenship question — and they still can’t say why

When the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s explanation for why it wanted to put a citizenship question on the U.S. Census form...
Students work on a redistricting project in GIS lab on the campus of Colorado College on July 2, 2019 )Photo by Corey Hutchins)

The High Court punted on partisan gerrymandering. Colorado’s new redistricting laws could offer a...

COLORADO SPRINGS — Earlier this week, in a Colorado College library computer lab, three students and a math professor hovered over a glowing screen...

Ask the Indy: How can I help refugees and immigrants living in Colorado?

Indy reader Carol Kreck, a retired reporter from the Denver Post and a longtime Denver resident, posed a question to Ask the Indy: How...
Over the past decade, 60% of all income gains have gone to the top 1%, roughly those making more than $500,000 a year. Income gains for everyone else has been less than 5%, or under 1% per year. (Image by Ted via Flickr:Creative Commons)

The US economy likely just entered its longest ever expansion – here’s who’s benefiting...

The U.S. economy likely surpassed an important milestone last month: Americans are now experiencing the longest economic expansion in the nation’s history, assuming the...