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2019 Colorado legislature

Polis punts decision to open shuttered prison, seeks ‘holistic’ solution to dwindling bed space...

Colorado’s prisons are 99 percent full, and the inmate population is projected to rise. But Democratic Gov. Jared Polis, who has made criminal justice...

Colorado lawmakers who questioned governor Tuesday keep quiet Wednesday

Gov. Jared Polis released his first draft budget this week, and some lawmakers were quick to question what was in it — and what...

Nearly half of Colorado inmates are parole eligible but still behind bars. Some lawmakers...

Roughly 8,700 Colorado inmates — 43 percent of Colorado's entire 20,200-person prison population — are eligible for parole. Yet they remain behind bars. It's a situation...

Jared Polis lays out policy priorities, with free kindergarten on top. Here are 7...

Like the man himself, Jared Polis's first-year agenda for Colorado is ambitious. Fixes to a sputtering education system. Addressing climate change. Lowering health care costs....

Amid a growing opioid epidemic, lawmakers hope to end drug-addiction withdrawal in county jails...

On a warm spring day in 2015, Sarah Blair was stranded at a Safeway in Thornton with no car and a dead cell phone....
Colorado residents unable to prove they are in the U.S. lawfully have been able to apply for special driver's licenses for almost five years. Appointments, already backfilled for months, may become harder to get this year. (Image of driver's license courtesy of Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles)

Colorado’s backlogged immigrant driver’s license program faces further cuts. Two Republican lawmakers want to...

In November, a Colorado Springs woman positioned herself at her computer, pulled up the state Division of Motor Vehicles site and waited. The first...

Here’s a look at the first education bills to hit the floor in Colorado

The more than 100 bills filed on the first day of Colorado’s 2019 legislative session include proposals to address the teacher shortage, bolster mental...

Lawmakers eye drug sentencing reforms to ease projected prison population growth People with controlled...

Editors note: House Democrats introduced a bill to change the penalties for drug possession on March 22. The department that oversees Colorado’s prisons is again asking the...

Court secrecy, a handcuffed journalist, ‘Access Denied’: CFOIC’s year-in-review 2018

Two words come to mind when looking back at 2018’s government transparency highlights and lowlights in Colorado. Judicial secrecy. In June, the Colorado Supreme Court baffled many legal...

A silent sorrow: How a 12-year-old’s death launched a suicide-prevention campaign in Eagle County...

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series examining suicide in rural Colorado.  EDWARDS, Colo. — Walking through the halls of Battle Mountain...