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2020 Legislative Session

Debate over bill that would stop courthouse arrests by ICE turns ugly GOP...

The Colorado House on Wednesday began debating a bill that would prevent immigration law enforcement agencies from arresting people at courthouses in Colorado. If...
health impacts. Elyria-Swansea

TABOR has become an unlikely foil in the fight to make polluters pay more...

Since 2010, the state has fined Suncor, the oil refinery in Commerce City, $3.7 million for violating the state’s air quality laws more than...

Leaving a halfway house can land you in prison. That could soon change The...

In 2010, Jenny Chestnut said she was found guilty of shoplifting and sentenced to serve three years in a halfway house in Greeley. After...
The state Capitol on Jan. 8, 2020, the opening day of the session. (Photo by John Herrick)

Death penalty passes the House after hours of debate focused on victims Pro-capital punishment...

Update: This story was originally published on Feb. 25, 2020, when the House passed the death penalty repeal bill by a voice vote. It...

Buttigieg comes to Colorado’s most diverse city, draws mostly white crowd ‘I think...

On Saturday, Pete Buttigieg left Las Vegas, Nevada, where he came in third in the Democratic caucus, and flew to Colorado for a rally...

On eve of paid family leave bill debut, some workers may be left behind...

Democrats are poised to release a landmark bill to create a paid family leave insurance program in Colorado, a dream years in the making...

New data provides a glimpse into Colorado’s county jails Several counties, including Jefferson and...

On Jan. 1, there were at least 9,802 people locked up in Colorado’s 57 jails. At least 409 of them were held in solitary...

Anti-LGBTQ bills doomed to die. Advocates say they still take a toll A majority...

A year ago, Jaida began taking medicine to block her hormones and increase her estrogen levels in her transition from male to female. The...

Polis signals he wants private prisons like Kit Carson kept shut The administration...

Gov. Jared Polis is seeking permission from lawmakers that would make it easier for his administration to deny the transfer of out-of-state inmates into...

In wake of oil and gas tax audit, advocates seek penalties and reform Colorado...

An anti-fracking group is calling on state regulators to impose fines on oil and gas companies that have failed to report well production data...
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