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At nearly every turn in Denver, protesters confront a reason to march The marches...

Kenny White, a black man in his late 20s, joins the downtown Denver protesters near dusk. A speaker has just wrapped his exhortation to...

Some Colorado voters now see racial justice and climate justice as intertwined issues

Last fall, high school senior Isha Kanu was all about raising awareness around climate change. “I saw activists like Greta Thunberg and how passionate they...

Redlining in Denver’s past is shaping coronavirus hot spots now, researchers say

Add COVID-19 to the long list of things affected by the racist government practice of "redlining" minority neighborhoods starting back in the 1930s. Banks restricted lending in...
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signs Senate Bill 217, a sweeping police accountability bill, into law at the Colorado Capitol on Friday, June 19, 2020. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado governor signs sweeping police accountability bill into law. Here’s how it will change...

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday signed Colorado’s sweeping police accountability bill, passed in the wake of George Floyd’s death, into law, calling it a...
A view of the San Juan Mountains near Telluride.

U.S. Senate passes measure to fully fund Land and Water Conservation Fund, tackle National...

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a bipartisan bill that would achieve the long-held goal of fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund...
A demonstrator raises a rainbow colored flag while passing the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on Colfax Avenue during the Pride Liberation March in coordination with Black Lives Matter 5280 in Denver, June 14, 2020.

Colorado’s LGBTQ community says SCOTUS ruling is a step forward, but there’s still more...

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ employees from workplace discrimination. In Colorado, the federal decision does not...
Members of the Colorado House of Representatives toil as lawmakers try to wrap up the 2020 session in the State Capitol Monday, June 15, 2020, in Denver.

Police reforms, hard budget choices mark the end of Colorado lawmakers’ strange year

Colorado lawmakers have finished their work, bringing an end to one of the most unorthodox legislative sessions in recent memory. Possibly even the most...
Protesters march from Sen. Cory Gardner’s office to Sen. Michael Bennet’s office during a downtown Denver protest on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. The march was part of a four-day campaign to pressure Congress into changing immigration policy and providing a path to citizenship for undocumented people.

Guest Post: Undocumented workers are essential. Let’s treat them like it.

As an American who has benefited immensely under our system of capitalism, I so want to believe the purpose of capitalism is to increase...
Denver Public Schools will begin phasing police officers, known as school resource officers, out of its middle and high schools.

Denver school board votes to phase police out of schools

Police officers will be phased out of working in Denver’s public schools over the next year, with all school resource officers gone from middle...
Denver police ahead of protesters in Denver's Capitol Hill neighborhood on Saturday, June 6, 2020.

Colorado’s sweeping police accountability bill now requires officers to face imminent threat before using...

Colorado Democrats’ sweeping police accountability bill won preliminary approval Monday in the state Senate after undergoing a number of changes, including the addition of a prohibition...
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