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A crowd applauds as Tina Griego is inducted into the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (Photo by Lynn Bartels)

Denver Press Club inducts Indy managing editor Tina Griego into its Hall of Fame

Dear readers, I write this late Friday, having just edited Mike Littwin’s column about the impeachment inquiry and, before that, spent the evening with Mike...

The Indy 500: The courage of undocumented immigrants who talk to reporters

We reporters are used to being stood up.  Our sources often get cold feet. And for good reason: Many have a lot to lose by...
Idrissa Camara, an aide at a Pueblo home for disabled people, volunteered for solitary confinement at the Aurora detention center. The experience, he says, brought him close to ending his life. Photo by Bryan Kelsen

GEO-run Aurora ICE Detention Center is isolating immigrants – some mentally ill – in...

The former ICE detainee agreed to talk under one condition: That he be called “Elvis.” The Salvadoran with a pompadour and an “I’d rather be...
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...
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