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Map illuminating points of gun violence.

An Atlas of American Gun Violence

About the Data This map was built with data collected by Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit organization that gathers and verifies information about incidents of gun...

Court secrecy, a handcuffed journalist, ‘Access Denied’: CFOIC’s year-in-review 2018

Two words come to mind when looking back at 2018’s government transparency highlights and lowlights in Colorado. Judicial secrecy. In June, the Colorado Supreme Court baffled many legal...

A silent sorrow: How a 12-year-old’s death launched a suicide-prevention campaign in Eagle County...

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series examining suicide in rural Colorado.  EDWARDS, Colo. — Walking through the halls of Battle Mountain...

A silent sorrow: Rural Colorado’s high suicide rate, and what’s driving it Isolation...

Editor's note: This is the first of two parts. Coming tomorrow: Youth suicide in Colorado, and how one rural Colorado county is working to combat...

City audit finds several “serious” problems with Denver affordable housing program

Denver’s affordable housing program has “multiple, significant problems,” the city auditor determined in a report released today. The program, with its 1,200 units throughout the...

Why more Denver students will now qualify for free public bus passes

More Denver high school students will qualify next month for passes to ride public buses to school, thanks to a lower youth fare being...

Salt Lake City gets nod for 2030 games, but anti-Olympics Denver group won’t drop...

Colorado lost out in its bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics and Paralympics to its only competitor on Friday, as the United States Olympic...

What the 2018 farm bill means for the West Lawmakers see hemp legalization and...

After a long journey through the Senate and House agriculture committees, the 2018 farm bill is expected to clear the president’s desk soon. The bill, which...

Feds set urgent deadline on Colorado River drought plan Interior Dept. to Arizona and...

LAS VEGAS – Reforming western water policy has always been an exercise in political maneuvering, stop-and-start negotiations and bureaucratic delays. Progress comes slowly and...

It’s getting harder to be a single mom in Colorado 62 percent of women...

Kayla Frawley said she felt “lucky” when she was hit by a car and broke her leg. When you’re a single mom, the 31-year-old Frawley...