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Denver Police Sgt. Brian Conover speaks with Dorian Phillips on Nov. 14, 2018, during a police sweep of a homeless encampment in Five Points. (Photo by Alex Burness for The Colorado Independent)

Guest Post: Boosterism never boosts the homeless

We used to have a skid row in Denver. It was in the 1400 block of Larimer. There were always derelict-looking men hanging around...
Photo by Amanda Slater, Creative Commons, Flickr

Guest Post: Colorado’s death penalty does not put inmates to death

Many Coloradans who favor the death penalty might be surprised to learn juries here seldom impose a death sentence, and Colorado rarely executes an...
Prairie Dog. Photo by Sharon Drummond via Flickr: Creative Commons

Guest Post: Prairie dogs are not pests

They’re easy to miss when you’re driving by. Tiny, sandy bodies blend in perfectly with the light dirt in which they make their homes....
Global warming climate change

Guest Post: Protecting our climate is a bridge issue — not a partisan wedge...

This is about our own lives and the future of everyone and everything we care about. When I was in Washington, DC in June I...
Volunteers partnered with Larimer County Natural Resources Department to help open up a wildlife corridor in Red Mountain Open Space. (Photo by Colorado State Forest Service via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Guest Post: Colorado should build a wall – of nature

If you think it’s bad now, the worst is still to come. In a news report two weeks ago, the Colorado state demographer stated...
Gross Dam in Boulder County (Photo by David Herrold via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Guest Post: NIMBYs are Earth Warriors

Last weekend I stood in the back yard of a mountain house overlooking the massive proposed expansion of Gross Dam in western Boulder County....
NEW YORK, NY - Hundreds of immigrant rights advocates and others participate in rally and and demonstration at the Federal Building in lower Manhattan against on June 1, 2018 in New York, United States. In coordinated marches across the country people are gathering outside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field offices, U.S. attorney's offices, and the Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Guest Post: The ominous expansion of government deportation power threatens us all 'I could...

If you had to prove that you’d lived in the United States for the past two years, could you do it?  As I look through...
Outside the Aurora ICE Processing Center, an upside down American Flag, which is the signal for distress, is displayed over someones shoulder. (Photo by Cullen Lobe for The Colorado Independent)

Guest Post: Who among us is proud to fly an American flag over a...

On Friday July 12th, a diverse group of leftist organizations and activists known as the Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps (CCCC) marched in...
Columbine High School building in Littleton, Colorado on July 15, 2019. Debate is underway about whether the building should be demolished and rebuilt to stop unwanted trourists eager to see the site of the April 1999 mass shooting.(Austin Fleskes for The Colorado Independent)

Guest Post: Is it time to rebuild Columbine?

I was horrified by the events of April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School. I’ve followed the school’s progress and incredible community ever since...
Denver's City Park with view of downtown skyline (Photo by Kari via Flickr:Creative Commons)

Guest Post: To save Denver’s parks, we must change the system

Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb has warned that losing the Park Hill Golf Course as open space would mean that “no park in Denver...