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Capitol Dispatch

When policy becomes personal: Statehouse friends take opposite sides on Colorado death penalty bill...

Jovan Melton and Rhonda Fields are good friends. He ran her campaign for the state House in 2010, and now they’re both representing Aurora...

“Ban the box” movement takes aim at college applications And this time it's got...

Majid Mohammad knows first-hand what a criminal record can do to your self-esteem. Mohammed, who served seven years behind bars for robbery, wanted to go...

Ask The Indy: How far will Colorado Democrats go with gun reform?

The Ask the Indy project is a way for our readers who’ve got pressing questions on policy and politics to put them directly to...
Areli Gonzales Lopez, 3, is held by her mother, Sandra Lopez, at a rally at the Colorado State Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The rally was in support of Virginia's Law, which would limit the extent to which officials in Colorado can cooperate with ICE. (Photo by Evan Semón)

Jared Polis, longtime advocate for immigrants, could now stand in way of two reform...

Gov. Jared Polis, who ardently supported immigrants’ rights as both a philanthropist and Congress member, may be the biggest obstacle to immigration reform measures...

Aurora police killed a grandfather defending his home. Now his family seeks more mental...

On June 27, Aurora police officer Drew Limbaugh fired 11 bullets into an armed man during an exchange in a dark parking lot of...

Colorado Democrats scrap plan to make Election Day a holiday, citing unintended consequences But...

Voting rights advocates across the country have long believed Election Day should be a legal holiday. Millions of non-voters say they’re too busy to...

When Colorado cops police themselves, the public can be left in the dark A...

Editor's note: This bill passed the state House and Senate and, as of March 28, just needs the governor's signature to become law. When...

For Colorado citizens, a deal with prosecutors could mean a clean record. For non-citizens,...

Here’s a process that plays out hundreds of times every year in Colorado: A person is charged with a low-level crime such as simple...

GOP mum on Rep. Lori Saine’s lynching comment, which Dems call ‘out of touch’...

Colorado House Republicans are not taking a position on a controversial statement about lynching victims that the GOP caucus leader made during a resolution...

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold takes aim at ‘massive secret political spending’ With...

Those seeking to limit the influence of money in Colorado politics can only do so much. Reformers would love to limit campaign expenditures, for example,...