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The Mix

News and analysis pulled from the rush

Lawmakers eye drug sentencing reforms to ease projected prison population growth People with controlled...

The department that oversees Colorado’s prisons is again asking the state legislature to open Centennial South, a shuttered prison in Cañon City. Corrections officials...

2018 was bloodbaths and ‘blooms’: The year in Colorado’s media world Your weekly roundup...

For this week's column, we take a look back at 2018 and all that happened in our little corner of the journalism world. OK,...

Democrats control Colorado state government. Here’s what that means for education as the legislature...

The Colorado legislature convenes Friday with Democratic majorities in both chambers and a Democratic governor-elect who made education a key part of his campaign....

The Home Front: New images from the Kuiper Belt Your daily roundup of the...

"The team behind the Boulder-born New Horizons mission on Wednesday released the clearest image to date from its New Year's Eve flyby of Ultima...
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Where the news is drying up — and where it’s not Rural areas can...

Media chatter about the state of journalism tends to go big — big city, that is: Seattle loses a major daily; a media conglomerate...

Small moments, big news: The Indy’s best of 2018

Dear Readers, So much of the story of Colorado happens in smaller moments in people’s lives. As 2018 winds down, we look back over our...

Littwin: The best books I read in 2018. None are about Trump, but somehow...

Careful readers of this column — and I know you’re out there somewhere — must realize it’s getting awfully late for the annual Mike...
Map illuminating points of gun violence.

An Atlas of American Gun Violence

About the Data This map was built with data collected by Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit organization that gathers and verifies information about incidents of gun...

Court secrecy, a handcuffed journalist, ‘Access Denied’: CFOIC’s year-in-review 2018

Two words come to mind when looking back at 2018’s government transparency highlights and lowlights in Colorado. Judicial secrecy. In June, the Colorado Supreme Court baffled many legal...

Media: Denver TV journalists show our healthcare system is messed up — on TV...

The spotlight is shining on a trio of journalists for KUSA 9News, the Denver NBC affiliate, for the way they've been covering medical bills...