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Bombshell Denver vote to kill halfway-house contracts has ex-inmates scared, officials scrambling The City...

Hassan Latif, who works to transition the formerly incarcerated back into society, has been on the phone nearly nonstop since the Denver City Council...
More than 1,000 people marched on July 12, 2019 in protest of the detention of immigrants in private prisons, including the detention facility in Aurora, Colo. run by GEO Group.

In stunner, conflicted Denver City Council kills contracts with private prison giants Councilwoman who...

Taking an extraordinary stand against the nation’s two largest private prison companies, GEO Group and CoreCivic, Denver City Council voted late Monday not to...
The Montbello campus, once a comprehensive high school, is now shared by several schools. (Photo by Melanie Asmar, Chalkbeat Colorado)

Denver proposes rebuilding a campus that was the site of a controversial school closure

Denver school officials are exploring building a new high school in the Montbello neighborhood, but it won’t be the comprehensive high school some community members...
Portrait of Jeanette Vizguerra, Sanctuary for All. (Photo courtesy of Dave Russell, Buffalo Heart Images)

Guest Post: Our moral imperative to stand up to GEO Group We make these...

Given the U.S government’s increasing criminal disregard for the human rights of immigrants, we the members of Sanctuary for All Colorado applaud the congressional...

Decades of desegregation: Denver readers recall their own stories of ‘busing’

As Democratic presidential candidates debate “busing,” many Americans are revisiting the era when their cities desegregated schools by sending students to other neighborhoods each...

At inauguration, Hancock calls for consensus and downplays criticism Mayor will serve his third...

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock kicked off his third and final term in office by promising to champion “progress and progressive ideals,” and said he’d...
Photo by Casey Bisson via Flickr: Creative Commons

Tell us about your experience with busing in Denver schools

Busing and the broader question of what courts and communities should do to create integrated schools has been back in the news after a...
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...
Denver Preschool Program New President-CEO-Elsa Holguin

Many eligible families don’t use the Denver Preschool Program. The new CEO wants to...

Elsa Holguín considers herself a bridge of sorts — someone who can cross divides and connect communities. It’s something she’s done since she landed in...

People are calling Candi CdeBaca a Communist. She’d rather be called an anarchist. An...

On April 10, Candi CdeBaca’s 33rd birthday, Denver's second “bomb cyclone” of the year brought snow and heavy wind, and knocked out power in...