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Longmont could be testing ground for limits of local control over fracking Anti-fracking advocates...

Anti-fracking advocates hope to reinstate a ban on oil and gas drilling in Longmont, a move that could test the limits of just how...
Troy Riggs, director of Denver's Department of Public Safety, testifies on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, before the state's committee on prison population management. Riggs says he's optimistic that some 500-plus Denverites won't be sent back to jail or prison as a result of the City Council's decision to kill contracts with two private companies that run halfway houses in the city. (Photo by Alex Burness)

Denver “optimistic” halfway house residents won’t be returned to jail, prison City could seek...

Denver officials say they are hopeful they can reach a near-term agreement to keep six privately run halfway houses open into 2020.  As for what...

Inside Centennial South, the maximum security prison Colorado could soon reopen The Independent tagged...

If you've driven U.S. 50 between Colorado Springs and Cañon City, you may have seen this building. It's called Centennial South, but was formerly known...
Idrissa Camara, an aide at a Pueblo home for disabled people, volunteered for solitary confinement at the Aurora detention center. The experience, he says, brought him close to ending his life. Photo by Bryan Kelsen

GEO-run Aurora ICE Detention Center is isolating immigrants – some mentally ill – in...

The former ICE detainee agreed to talk under one condition: That he be called “Elvis.” The Salvadoran with a pompadour and an “I’d rather be...
EL PASO, TEXAS - AUGUST 04: Jessica (L) and Kalani Windham leave flowers and a candle outside Walmart, near the scene of a mass shooting which left at least 20 people dead, on August 4, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. A 21-year-old male suspect, identified as Patrick Crusius from a Dallas suburb, surrendered to police at the scene. At least 26 people were wounded in the shooting. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Littwin: American carnage. American madness. American denial.

Here we are again. Two mass shootings over a weekend. Three in a week. And yet we seem paralyzed as ever about what to...
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JULY 31: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre. Twenty presidential hopefuls were split into two groups of 10 to take part in the debate sponsored by CNN held over two nights. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Littwin: Booker and Warren (who wasn’t there) win debate while Bennet remains a long...

On the second night of the second round of Democratic debates, the clear winners were Cory Booker, who arrived just in time, and Elizabeth...

Court ruling could expedite cleanup of long-dormant uranium mines The Colorado Court of Appeals...

Recent images of the Van 4 uranium mine show a dark rig towering above a sagebrush and juniper mesa. Beside the scaffolding sit piles...
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)

ICE: 34 immigrants arrested this month in Colorado, Wyoming will be deported The agency...

Earlier this summer, President Donald Trump threatened “millions” of undocumented immigrants would be arrested in a crackdown in cities across the nation, including Denver.  In...

Colorado PERA members helping support private prisons, immigration detention centers There is some recent...

The roughly 600,000 Coloradans who pay into the state retirement fund for public employees are, in a small way, helping to support the private...

For Colorado immigrants, an extraordinary moment of dread and empowerment “This isn’t the first...

The good news for Coloradans fearing deportation is that, after the federal government promised Denver would be targeted as part of nationwide raids and...