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Public Policy

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...
"Happy Happy Birthday Cake" by Mathew Wilson via Flickr: Creative Commons

Many refugee students register for school using the wrong birthdate. Advocates urge Aurora district...

Some Aurora students are aging out of local schools — often because of an incorrect birthdate on their immigration documents. “I had several students who...
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt at Western Governors Association Conference in Vail on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Photo by Alex Burness)

In accidental interview, Interior Sec. David Bernhardt talks climate change, national parks and outdoor...

VAIL, Colo. -- Interior Secretary and native Coloradan David Bernhardt said Monday in a brief, if unintentional, interview with The Colorado Independent that he’s...
Diners enjoy spring weather at a restaurant in Capitol Hill, a popular Denver neighborhood among millennials. (Photo by Austin Fleskes,

Millennials — wild card in Denver’s Tuesday mayoral, council runoff? Residents between 23 and...

Danielle Roth Serban is a 30-year-old business development director for a Denver recruitment agency, and if you ask her who she is going to...
Armando Peniche Rosales

Guest Post: A DACA librarian is not a threat to America

I’ve always loved libraries. When my parents first brought me to Denver from southern Mexico when I was nine years old, the city’s libraries...
Colorado AeroLab 5th grade students at South Routt County's Soroco Middle School in Oak Creek watch their 3-D models come to life. (Photo by Jody Elston)

More than 80,000 Colorado students attend school four days a week. What happens on...

While many children across Colorado are heading to school on Monday mornings, siblings Angelica and Paul Gallegos of Brighton are on their way to...
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...
"Immigration Rally DC" by Holley St. Germain via Flickr: Creative Commons

New poll finds most Coloradans support citizenship for Dreamers

More than seven in 10 Coloradans say they support legislation offering citizenship to Dreamers and those with temporary protected status, according to a recent...