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There aren’t enough Burts to go around Thank you and good luck to a...

Dear reader, I’m writing today to tell you about one of the most decent, generous, hardworking Colorado reporters you probably have never met — Burt...

The hunger for news among Colorado’s immigrant and refugee communities In the age of...

Dear reader, Before the pandemic and all that has spiraled from it — the quarantines, the distancing, the business closures, the lost work and childcare,...

Stonewalled: Kiowa County sheriffs won’t explain why they killed Zach Gifford

Dear reader, Brandon, population 21, lies three hours southeast of Denver. It's a speck of a place amid Colorado's Southeastern Plains as they reach...
Laura Frank, left, helps a young journalist analyze data on immigration.

Meet our new boss: Introducing Laura Frank

Dear readers, We’re writing to introduce you to our new boss, the Colorado News Collaborative’s (COLab) Executive Director Laura Frank. Laura is a Denver native and...
Illustration by Desolina Fletcher

Greene: On longing What's moving you in this time of isolation and unrest?

Dear reader, Tina and I have spent much of the last month knee-deep in documents for a difficult investigative project we’re still piecing together. So...

Griego: No local news is bad news

“Tell me a bit about the broader consequences that we found happen to a community when they lose their sources of local news.” “Well, there’s...
Ben Rosenthal, second from left, with his sister Ariella, mother Inka, father Robert and brother Adam.

Greene: The hardest stories Colorado has one of the highest suicide rates in the...

Dear readers,  The story of Ben Rosenthal’s death last year is not mine to tell. For starters, I never met the 26-year-old from Marin County, California....
Empty classroom at Lakewood High School.

Guest Post: How many teacher deaths are we OK with?

I have a question for the school boards and administrators who have decided that we should go back to 100% in-person learning this fall:...
Kayla Frawley, a single mom, plays with her 2-year-old son, Josiah, in their Denver apartment in 2018.

Guest Post: Child care costs in Colorado — why some moms don’t take the...

I remember crunching numbers all the time when my child was one-year-old and in a Head Start program: How much of a raise would...
One of 8 journalists to receive the 2020-2021 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship, Susan Greene is the inaugural recipient of the Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grant for Mental Health Investigative Journalism — a partnership between The Carter Center’s Mental Health Program and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR).

“Bright lights in dark times”

Dear reader, Our apologies for our recent radio silence. Our new project launch with COLab (the Colorado News Collaborative) has us gathering string and casting nets...
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