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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...

Our next chapter The Indy is moving away from a daily news site as...

Dear readers, We told you last month that big changes are underway as the Indy joins forces with the Colorado Press Association, Colorado Media Project and newsrooms throughout the state. We told you...
The Rev. Mark Lopez, pastor of Granite Peaks church in west Denver, has been holding Sunday services for 10 people at at time and live streaming to the rest of his congregation. (Photo credit: Screenshot from a recent live-streamed service)

COVID Diaries Colorado: A Westside pastor still holding services — 10 people at time

About this story: On Thursday, April 16, twenty-two Colorado news organizations sought to capture a snapshot in the day of residents from all walks...
Denver resident and DACA recipient Marissa Molina works from home on a day that included phone calls on how to get COVID-19 information out to immigrants and refugees and how to help Metropolitan State University immigrant students who are now struggling. (Photo by Brad Goodall)

COVID Diaries Colorado: For DACA recipient, pandemic brings uncertainty on top of uncertainty

Marissa Molina awakened at 7:42 a.m. on the 41st day sequestered at home as she does many mornings now — panicked. It is the...
The Colorado Independent's Managing Editor Tina Griego and Editor Susan Greene. The Independent is embarking on a new collaborative journalism mission in partnership with the Colorado Press Association and the Colorado Media Project. (Photo by Marie-Dominique Verdier at mdvphoto.com)

An important announcement from the editors Join us as we embark on a new...

Dear reader, It’s time for The Indy to do things differently.  If the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it is that now is the moment...
A domestic violence survivor looks out the window at the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence in Boulder County. Organizations that serve domestic violence survivors are preparing for an increase in abuse — physical, emotional and financial — sparked by the combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and massive job losses. (Photo by SPAN staff)

Amid quarantines and job losses, Colorado girds for wave of domestic violence 'This is...

The call to the hotline came in on Holly Kasper-Blank’s phone just before dawn last Wednesday. She remembers because she had been trying to...

Klobuchar rallies the middle with message of unity in Aurora 'She is someone you...

On the evening after a Democratic primary debate in which Amy Klobuchar and political rival Pete Buttigieg exchanged pointed barbs  — “are you trying...
Thanksgiving morning view from Fort Collins. One more thing to be grateful for. (Photo by Tina Griego)

Spelling out our gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving, dear readers: Keeping a nonprofit newsroom going is hard work. We don’t throw pity parties around that fact because that’d be a colossal...
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