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News and analysis pulled from the rush

Colorado prison inmates can now receive greeting cards. Are free phone calls next? New...

Dean Williams, the new head of Colorado’s Department of Corrections, says he wants to bring a “culture change” to prisons so that the state’s...

Northeast Denver school sheds ‘Stapleton’ name and is now DSST: Montview The name change...

A public charter school in northeast Denver is the latest institution to nix the word "Stapleton" from its name. DSST: Stapleton announced Thursday that its...
"Immigration Rally DC" by Holley St. Germain via Flickr: Creative Commons

Guest Post: Gov. Polis’s refusal to protect Colorado’s immigrants creates fear, not hope

As a mother of two young boys, I am daily finding ways to help them grow into strong human beings, seeking justice, loving mercy,...

These charts show why more Denver schools could soon have too few students

As Denver families are pushed out by high housing costs, declining enrollment is emerging as a notable budget issue for the school district, signaling...

In Denver mayoral runoff, new Giellis backers proceed with caution Ousting Hancock is the...

Last Wednesday, the day after Denver’s municipal election, a few dozen members of the progressive Colorado Working Families Party gathered to debrief and to...
The Colorado Independent team (Photo by Evan Semón)

A belated (but hearty) congrats to The Indy staff

Time got away from us in the wrap-up of the legislative session, so before the rush of the Denver municipal runoff elections overtakes us,...
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock speaks at his re-election rally Monday, May 13, 2019 at W.H. Ferguson park. (Photo by Susan Greene)

Denver Mayor Hancock in fight for political life against “Team of Rivals” The run-off...

Michael Hancock is fighting for his political life. Denver’s two-term mayor gleaned almost 39 percent of the vote in last week’s election – failing...

Guest Post: Gray wolf protection imperiled by politics, again Gray wolf populations are still...

In an era when environmental regulations throughout the United States are under siege, one particular species that has only recently begun to bounce back...
Amelia Martinez with her husband, Chris, and two children. (Photo courtesy of Martinez family))

GREENE: On mothers and missing pieces

Amelia Martinez is in desperate need of a kidney. The 31-year-old mother of two from Lakewood has known this day would come since she was...

Capitol Review: Lawmakers expanded voter access, took aim at dark money

Editor’s note: The Indy is publishing a series of stories reviewing the 2019 legislative session in Colorado. Here, we focus on voting and elections....