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News and analysis pulled from the rush

"Praying," by Andythedreamer, via Flickr: Creative Commons

‘Nothing makes me feel safe.’ How Colorado educators and parents are processing yet another...

Teachers recalled painful conversations with their students, and parents described tears during morning drop-off. One educator confided that friends are buying her a Kevlar...
HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO - MAY 07: Students get off buses after being evacuated to the Recreation Center at Northridge after one student was killed and eight injured during a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

Littwin: We are thankful for heroes, but we must ask why any hero must...

I hate to admit this, but I take too little comfort in the heroics of Kendrick Castillo, who took down one of the STEM...
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 08: House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO) speaks during a mark-up hearing before its members voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for not providing an un-redacted copy of special prosecutor Robert Mueller's report in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill May 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

U.S. House committee votes to hold Trump AG Barr in contempt Colorado's Rep. Joe...

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the war between the...

Capitol Review: Criminal justice reforms address prison overcrowding, economic inequities

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

The Indy 500: “I always knew this would happen.”

The chatter from the stream of families leaving the Northridge Recreation Center — for today, a family reunification hub — was disturbing, and not...

Hancock and Giellis will face June runoff for Denver’s mayoral seat Initiative 301 to...

Denver's incumbent Mayor Michael Hancock will face a June 4 runoff election against RiNo redeveloper and political newcomer Jamie Giellis. Hancock drew 39% of the...
Photo of smoggy downtown Denver skyline via the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division, Technical Services Program, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Capitol Review: Democrats attacked greenhouse gas with a dozen bills Ambitious climate-change agenda...

Editor’s note: The Indy is publishing a series of short stories reviewing the 2019 legislative session in Colorado. Here, we focus on climate change. We also...
All aboard the 2020 Express: Former Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, and Sen. Michael Bennet — pictured here at the 2016 opening of RTD's A-Line — both want to be president. (Photo by Evan Semón)

Littwin: Why are Bennet, Hick running for president? For the same reasons everyone else...

The first question any candidate for office has to answer is why he or she is actually running for the job. You’d be surprised...
"Homeless," by Parc Cruz, via Flickr: Creative Commons

Guest Post: Fear of homeless people underlies opposition to I-300

Denver Initiative 300, which would end the city's ban on overnight camping in public spaces, has provoked important conversations about governance of and access...
A whiteboard inside the Harm Reduction Action Center in Denver on Feb. 8, 2019. (Photo by John Herrick)

Capitol review: Lawmakers chipped away at opioid epidemic with 6 bills Heroin and fentanyl...

Editor’s note: The Indy is publishing a series of short stories reviewing the 2019 legislative session in Colorado. Here, we focus on opioids. We also wrote...