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What the cut to the federal refugee cap means for Colorado The Trump administration...

She sat under the fluorescent lights of the resettlement agency office, at a long wooden table with an employee interpreting beside her. The crimson-lined...

Dear government, pay me for my losses. Inside Amendment 74, a ballot measure that...

Imagine you are a property owner. One day, you decide you want to use your land to develop a sand and gravel operation. You...

Three things we heard at a gubernatorial candidates forum on early childhood

Stark differences in how Colorado’s two would-be governors plan to tackle early childhood issues were clear at a candidate forum Monday evening. U.S. Rep. Jared...

Power lawyer slaps money-in-politics complaint on group backing independents in Colorado

A high-powered Denver attorney who specializes in election law and often represents Democrats is drawing a bead on Unite America, a group seeking to...

Littwin: Hick has made his big giddy-up move. He’s now officially thinking of running.

John Hickenlooper has officially announced that he will, at some point, decide whether to run for president. This is apparently news because, although he...

Colorado Media Project Community Report Out

What will the future of local news look like, and what can we do to help ensure that more Coloradans have access to the...

Why an ‘industrial hemp’ question on Colorado’s ballot is important to a fledgling agricultural...

Imagine if Colorado, a pioneer in the nation for legalized marijuana, ended up locked out of a competitive advantage if the federal government relaxes...

Guest Post: 12,000 international students are studying on Colorado’s college campuses. We welcome them.

This month on college campuses across Colorado and the nation, we welcome students who are beginning — or returning to — a two-year, four-year...

Littwin: Can Coffman, the escape artist, still break free when new poll shows him...

I have no way to judge the accuracy of The New York Times Upshot/Siena College poll of Colorado’s 6th Congressional District race. But I...

Guest Post: I investigated the ‘unclear danger’ of Rocky Flats. Here’s why I’ll hike...

I'm going on a hike tomorrow, and I’ve never been more prepared. I’ve got granola bars in my backpack, ice water in my bottle,...