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U.S. House passes legislation to crack down on voter suppression

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed legislation on Friday that would give the federal government broader authority to police voting rights violations across the...
Kamyar Samimi was 64-years-old when he died, shortly after being detained in the GEO Group immigration detention facility in Aurora. (Photo from an ACLU of Colorado report.)

ACLU sues GEO Group and doctor for wrongful death of immigrant detainee in Aurora...

The ACLU of Colorado sued the GEO Group today for what it alleges was the wrongful death of a Thornton man at the private...
Still shot from the dashboard camera on former Rangely Police Lt. Roy Kinney's patrol car as he chased Daniel Pierce through the desert. The December 10, 2018 pursuit ended when Kinney fatally shot Pierce.

Through the Cracks: A stranger, a police shooting, and a small town’s silence ...

RANGELY – No one seems to know why Daniel Pierce settled in this northwestern Colorado town last year after his wife in Missouri and...

Reformers double down on death penalty repeal Abolishing the death penalty could test collegiality...

Helen Griffiths stood beside a wooden podium inside the Second Baptist Church in Boulder on Monday and delivered a well-rehearsed presentation to about two...
Denver Police Sgt. Brian Conover speaks with Dorian Phillips on Nov. 14, 2018, during a police sweep of a homeless encampment in Five Points. (Photo by Alex Burness for The Colorado Independent)

Guest Post: We can do better by repealing Denver’s camping ban

After hearings this week, a Denver County Court judge will decide whether the city's camping ban is unconstitutional. But what the evidence presented has...

2020 Census-takers address the growing concern of uncounted kids An estimated million children under...

In theory, the Constitution requires every man, woman and child to be counted every 10 years. In practice, the 2010 Census saw about a...

State auditor: Colorado civil rights enforcers lack transparency and accountability Scathing 57-page report released...

The Colorado Civil Rights Division and Civil Rights Commission face a crisis of transparency, accountability and timeliness, the state auditor wrote in a damning...

More than 7,600 Colorado immigrants are stuck in a citizenship backlog New report blames...

Wait times for Colorado immigrants applying for citizenship are at near-unprecedented highs, stretching past 20 months in some cases, according to a new report...
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Guest Post: Colorado’s death penalty does not put inmates to death

Many Coloradans who favor the death penalty might be surprised to learn juries here seldom impose a death sentence, and Colorado rarely executes an...
Street scene in Denver's Stapleton neighborhood. Residents have until July 31, 2019 to vote on whether to rename the neighborhood. (Photo by Matt' Johnson via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Stapleton neighborhood votes to keep name that has a racist legacy Property owners voted...

The Stapleton neighborhood will keep its name for the time being despite critics’ arguments it venerates a former Denver mayor who was a member...
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