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Public Policy

Colorado’s criminal justice system has a mental health crisis. Will the state change its...

Officials agree that growing numbers of people with mental health disorders in Colorado’s criminal justice system is a crisis.  But, in a hearing this week...
Patrick Murphy, Boulder County Public Health employee, uses a FLIR infrared camera to check for gas leaks at a operating well pad in eastern Boulder County. (Photo by Ted Wood/The Story Group.)

Colorado will consider requiring drillers to track and report methane emissions State air quality...

Vehicles and power plants are by far the biggest producers of greenhouse gases in Colorado, contributing roughly 50% of all planet-warming emissions in our...
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...
Students work on a redistricting project in GIS lab on the campus of Colorado College on July 2, 2019 )Photo by Corey Hutchins)

The High Court punted on partisan gerrymandering. Colorado’s new redistricting laws could offer a...

COLORADO SPRINGS — Earlier this week, in a Colorado College library computer lab, three students and a math professor hovered over a glowing screen...
Teachers packed the Senate gallery as lawmakers read a resolution and showed their support for teachers during a rally on April 27. Photo by John Herrick

Colorado lawmakers are trying again to unravel a complicated school finance knot

For a third year, 10 Colorado lawmakers have convened to try to find a fairer and more effective way to fund the state’s schools. Nearly...
Congressman Joe Neguse (center, right) is pushing the "Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act," which aims to preserve about 400,000 acres of public lands in the state. The bill cleared the House Natural Resources committee by a vote of 23-15 along party lines. 

Massive Colorado wilderness bill advances in U.S. House

WASHINGTON -- Sweeping legislation that would preserve vast swaths of wilderness and recreation areas in Colorado advanced in the U.S. House on Wednesday.  The House...
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...
Protesters line up outside the ICE detention center for immigrants in Aurora Friday at the No More Deaths/No Más Muertes demonstration. (Photo by Grace Carson.)

Denver immigrant groups blast Sunday ICE raids as ‘terror’ tactic

Reports that Denver will be targeted in a national immigration crackdown on Sunday were met with anger, skepticism, defiance and fear Friday. “This is a...
Gov. Polis speaks to students at the Greenlee Elementary School on March 22, 2019 after he and lawmakers announced a plan to fund full-day kindergarten. (Photo by John Herrick)

Colorado vaccine skeptics heartened by ‘pro-choice’ Jared Polis The state ranks last in the...

When Gov. Jared Polis told reporters last week that he’s “pro-choice” on vaccines, “that was music to my ears,” said Philip Silberman. Silberman, the leader...

Cory Gardner has voted to confirm more than 100 Trump-picked judges

WASHINGTON – Republican Sen. Cory Gardner burnished his near-perfect record in support of his party’s effort to reshape the federal judiciary, voting this week...