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Supreme Court, in blockbuster Martinez ruling, shields oil and gas drillers from stricter public...

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday reversed a lower-court decision that sought to reshape the way oil and gas drilling permits are issued in...
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Guest Post: Why TABOR means we can have nice things

Taxpayer Bill of Rights. TABOR. A legislative victory for the libertarian state of Colorado. But perhaps one of the most hated bills by progressives...

Amid a growing opioid epidemic, lawmakers hope to end drug-addiction withdrawal in county jails...

On a warm spring day in 2015, Sarah Blair was stranded at a Safeway in Thornton with no car and a dead cell phone....
Colorado residents unable to prove they are in the U.S. lawfully have been able to apply for special driver's licenses for almost five years. Appointments, already backfilled for months, may become harder to get this year. (Image of driver's license courtesy of Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles)

Colorado’s backlogged immigrant driver’s license program faces further cuts. Two Republican lawmakers want to...

In November, a Colorado Springs woman positioned herself at her computer, pulled up the state Division of Motor Vehicles site and waited. The first...

Lawmakers eye drug sentencing reforms to ease projected prison population growth People with controlled...

Editors note: House Democrats introduced a bill to change the penalties for drug possession on March 22. The department that oversees Colorado’s prisons is again asking the...

Democrats control Colorado state government. Here’s what that means for education as the legislature...

The Colorado legislature convenes Friday with Democratic majorities in both chambers and a Democratic governor-elect who made education a key part of his campaign....
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...