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The Colorado Independent's editor, Susan Greene, was handcuffed and detained by Denver police officers on Colfax Avenue on July 5, 2018. (Screenshot via body-cam footage provided by city of Denver)

The Indy 500: Still trying to act like a lady

I have been trying to “act like a lady.”  That was my order from two Denver cops who handcuffed me a year ago today when...
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The Indy 500: Help The Indy and ProPublica document hate incidents in Colorado

There are, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, 1,020 hate groups operating in the United States. Of those, 22 are in Colorado –...
The lazy river we didn't laze in last week in Houston. Photo by Tina Griego

The Indy 500: On deep-dive journalism, and staying afloat

Each June, a few of us at The Indy head to some overheated, off-season destination for two back-to-back journalism conferences. The first is a meeting...

ADX, the federal supermax prison in Colorado, is force-feeding hunger strikers The Colorado Independent...

The United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility, also known as ADX, in Florence, Colo., is the highest security prison in the country, housing inmates...

“Beyond Reform”: What Michael Hancock has – and hasn’t – fixed in Denver’s troubled...

Late last August, Mayor Michael Hancock and his top safety officials held a news conference to celebrate what they called “a major milestone” in...

The Indy 500: On women, candor and politics

I received an email last night, its subject line reading “Dumber than I thought.” It was from a political consultant in Denver whom I’ve known...
Denver Mayoral candidate Jamie Giellis meets with her campaign manager Meghan Dougherty at their campaign headquarters in Denver, Colo., Thursday, May 23, 2019. (Photo by Bear Gutierrez)

Denver mayoral challenger Jamie Giellis: “I’m a fierce (bleeping) fighter” The RiNo boss and...

Jamie Giellis arrived for an interview last week, chuckling with a campaign staffer about the song he played to boost her spirits on their...

The Indy 500: Team of Rivals (emphasis on rivals) In a city whose political...

By now, you’ve probably heard about the new twist in Denver’s mayoral race: That Lisa Calderon and Penfield Tate – the third- and forth-highest...
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock speaks at his re-election rally Monday, May 13, 2019 at W.H. Ferguson park. (Photo by Susan Greene)

Denver Mayor Hancock in fight for political life against “Team of Rivals” The run-off...

Michael Hancock is fighting for his political life. Denver’s two-term mayor gleaned almost 39 percent of the vote in last week’s election – failing...
Amelia Martinez with her husband, Chris, and two children. (Photo courtesy of Martinez family))

GREENE: On mothers and missing pieces

Amelia Martinez is in desperate need of a kidney. The 31-year-old mother of two from Lakewood has known this day would come since she was...