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Students at University Prep Elementary's flagship school in Denver. (Photo by Eric Gorski, University Prep is a public charter school serving students K-5th grade. (Photo by Eric Gorski, Chalkbeat Colorado)

New schools that want to open in Denver will now have an expiration date

A resolution quietly adopted by the Denver school board limits the scope of expansion of several charter school networks, and assigns a deadline to...
A prisoner at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility and her daughter spend time doing crafts together in the gym on a recent Saturday. (Photo by Annaleisa for the DU Prison Arts Initiative)

Women inmates get time with families and ‘sense of normalcy’ in DU arts program...

The Denver Women’s Correctional Facility stands between a train track and Sand Creek on the east side of the city. Rows of taut razor...
(Photo by Jerry Bowley via Flickr Creative Commons)

Denver teacher ‘will not return’ to district after reportedly making black student clean up...

A 6-year-old black boy was reportedly made to clean feces off the floor of a school bathroom after his kindergarten teacher believed a white...
New apartment development in North Denver. (Photo by Allen Tian)

The Indy 500: The message behind Denver’s mixed election results

After Denver voters on Tuesday elected Mayor Michael Hancock to a third term but ousted three council members – two of them Hancock allies...

Michael Hancock beats Jamie Giellis in Denver mayor’s race, claims third term

Michael Hancock has defeated Jamie Giellis in Denver's mayoral runoff. "Tonight, we won this race together," he told a crowd of supporters at EXDO Event...

Denver City Council: Incumbents sputter, Latinas soar Challengers ousted all three incumbents in Tuesday's...

In an apparent a rebuke of the status quo in a city with serious growing pains, all three incumbent City Council members lost their...
sparks fly in Denver mayoral debate

The Indy 500: Latinos ask mayoral candidates: What about us?

As Denver’s mayoral runoff was beginning its headlong plunge into the jibes, jabs and jousts that have come to define it, recently re-elected Denver...
Denver City Hall (Photo by David Grant via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Ask the Indy: What’s the deal behind term limits for Denver’s mayor?

Indy reader Rosemary Cullain, a psychologist and consultant specializing in coaching parents of children with autism, reached out to  Ask the Indy  to find...

“Beyond Reform”: What Michael Hancock has – and hasn’t – fixed in Denver’s troubled...

Late last August, Mayor Michael Hancock and his top safety officials held a news conference to celebrate what they called “a major milestone” in...
A Denver Public Schools seventh-grader reads to a community gathering on May 29, 2019 from a last will and testament she wrote in her cellphone notes after a recent lockdown at her middle school. (Photo by Grace Carson)

DPS students to lawmakers, administrators on gun violence: ‘Please, I’m begging you, make a...

The girl, a seventh grader, tiny in an oversized red T-shirt, her hair pulled back into a bun, stood before a group of adults...