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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...
Protesters line up outside the ICE detention center for immigrants in Aurora Friday at the No More Deaths/No Más Muertes demonstration. (Photo by Grace Carson.)

The growing movement to force change at Aurora’s troubled ICE detention center Elected officials...

In recent months, a steady beat of complaints and official reports have painted a picture of dehumanizing, and, at times, dangerous conditions within the...
John Hickenlooper launches his presidential campaign at Denver Civic Center on March 7, 2019 (Photo by Evan Semón)

Littwin: With Hickenlooper’s campaign in shambles, he throws departing staff under the bus

If you haven’t heard by now about John Hickenlooper’s imploding presidential campaign, the Politico headline pretty much says it all: “Hickenlooper campaign in shambles.” Politico...
Students at University Prep Elementary's flagship school in Denver. (Photo by Eric Gorski, University Prep is a public charter school serving students K-5th grade. (Photo by Eric Gorski, Chalkbeat Colorado)

Charter alliance president on growing backlash: ‘We need to start fighting back’

The charter school movement is currently in a “battle for survival,” National Alliance for Public Charter Schools president Nina Rees told an audience of...

As of today, 11,467 Colorado parolees can register to vote. Will they? Plus: Why...

Some 11,500 parolees living in Colorado gained the right to vote today. One of them, Paul Robison, wasted no time registering. “It’s incredibly important to...
Jorge Zaldivar, 42, crossed the border illegally 22 years ago. He keeps at the ready a blue backpack filled with emergency supplies, including a phone charger, deodorant, toothbrush, a list of medication he needs to treat his diabetes, and a family photo should the day come that ICE officers arrest him. (Photo by Alex Burness)

The Indy 500: On immigration, the argument of the heart already may be lost

If you haven’t read Alex Burness’s story on Christina and Jorge Zaldivar, I urge you to take a moment and do so. It presents,...
"handcuffs" by whitesun12 via flickr: Creative Commons

Lawsuit claims Teller County sheriff is working with ICE, in violation of state law

The ACLU of Colorado has sued Teller County Sheriff Jason Mikesell, alleging his office is working with federal immigration officers to arrest and detain...