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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...

Guest Post: A groundbreaking 2019 law opened records on police internal affairs investigations. The legislature...

Fourteen months before Colorado lawmakers passed the sweeping law enforcement accountability and transparency bill recently signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis, they approved a...
The pressroom at the Alamosa Valley Courier Friday night as it printed our collaboration on a protest-related shooting. (Photo by Stephen Jiron)

What news collaboration looks – and smells – like

Dear readers, It had been too long since I smelled a newspaper. By that, I don’t mean the thing tossed on our front stoops each morning....
Dreamers and others march in support of DACA in Denver in September 2017, the year the Trump administration sought to cancel the program and the last year new applications were accepted. The Supreme Court is expected to decide by the end of June whether the Trump administration's argument that DACA was an unlawful exercise of executive power has merit. (Photo by Tina Griego)

With Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling on DACA comes more time, but no less uncertainty...

As of the end of last year, Colorado was home to 14,640 DACA recipients. They have always known their freedom runs on a clock....
Immigrant youth and their supporters rallied outside the Supreme Court of the United States on Nov. 12, 2019. Supreme Court Justices heard arguments on the legality of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows for temporary protection from deportation and permission to work and study in the U.S. for qualified young people. (Photo by Robin Bravender/States Newsroom)

A note about Thursday’s DACA story Standing aside to let people speak for themselves...

Dear reader, Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been interviewing Colorado DACA recipients about their states of mind as they waited for the U.S....

At nearly every turn in Denver, protesters confront a reason to march The marches...

Kenny White, a black man in his late 20s, joins the downtown Denver protesters near dusk. A speaker has just wrapped his exhortation to...
Protesters march from Sen. Cory Gardner’s office to Sen. Michael Bennet’s office during a downtown Denver protest on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. The march was part of a four-day campaign to pressure Congress into changing immigration policy and providing a path to citizenship for undocumented people.

Guest Post: Undocumented workers are essential. Let’s treat them like it.

As an American who has benefited immensely under our system of capitalism, I so want to believe the purpose of capitalism is to increase...
Protesters march through downtown Denver to demand justice for George Floyd, the black Minneapolis man killed by a white police officer on May 25, 2020. (Photo by Evan Semón, Evan Semón Photography)

Guest Post: Beyond the tears and protests: let’s stand-up, act and spark change

Amid the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, another plague likely to outlast the virus runs deep in the history of American life - systemic...
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