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Public Policy

Portrait of Jeanette Vizguerra, Sanctuary for All. (Photo courtesy of Dave Russell, Buffalo Heart Images)

Guest Post: Our moral imperative to stand up to GEO Group We make these...

Given the U.S government’s increasing criminal disregard for the human rights of immigrants, we the members of Sanctuary for All Colorado applaud the congressional...
Gross Dam in Boulder County (Photo by David Herrold via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Guest Post: NIMBYs are Earth Warriors

Last weekend I stood in the back yard of a mountain house overlooking the massive proposed expansion of Gross Dam in western Boulder County....
Dean Williams, the new director of Colorado's Department of Corrections, tours the Centennial South prison for the first time on July 19, 2019. The prison can fit more than 900 people and could be used if the state prison population gets too high. But Williams says he's committed to a "philosophical" shift that, in theory, promises to limit that population growth. (Photo by Alex Burness)

Colorado’s prison population was projected to balloon. Now analysts aren’t so sure. Said one:...

Colorado’s methods of projecting how many inmates will fill its correctional facilities long have been flawed, leading to overcounts that can cost taxpayers and...
Americans are ditching grass lawns for water conservation

Major Western cities pay residents to rip out their lawns to save water. Why...

A new study in 2016 showed that lawns are the largest irrigated crop in America. There are over 40 million grassy acres in the continental...
Grand Junction, on the way to Arches National Park. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will move its headquarters to Grand Junction under a plan released by the Trump Administration on Tuesday, July 16. (Photo by Desi via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Trump team releases plan to move BLM headquarters to Grand Junction 550 employees would...

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration revealed sweeping plans on Tuesday to dismantle and disperse the Bureau of Land Management, sending its current headquarters staff...

Colorado delegation reacts to Trump’s inflammatory tweets about congresswomen

WASHINGTON – Republican Sen. Cory Gardner on Tuesday dodged The Colorado Indy's questions about President Trump’s derogatory tweets about four Democratic congresswoman of color,...
Denver's City Park with view of downtown skyline (Photo by Kari via Flickr:Creative Commons)

Guest Post: To save Denver’s parks, we must change the system

Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb has warned that losing the Park Hill Golf Course as open space would mean that “no park in Denver...
The Colorado River near Hite, Utah on Oct. 20, 2018. (Photo by John Herrick)

Analysis: Western states buy time with a 7-year Colorado River drought plan, but face...

As Midwest states struggled with record spring flooding this year, the Southwest was wrestling with the opposite problem: not enough water. On May 20,...

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...
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