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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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Across the board, Denver students making above-average progress on tests, study shows

A new study finds that Denver students are making more progress on standardized tests than the state average, regardless of whether they attend a...
Tony Spurlock, sheriff of Douglas County, does his daily work at the Douglas County Sheriff's Department in Castle Rock, Colorado on June 27, 2019. Spurlock has been sheriff since 2015 and has a 39-year law enforcement career. Spurlock is an outspoken proponent of the red flag bill and has been a major part of its propulsion into being signed as well as fully laid out. (Austin Fleskes | Colorado Independent)

Q&A: Why Republican Sheriff Tony Spurlock keeps fighting for Colorado’s red flag law The...

Among those who welcomed President Trump’s recent call for red flag laws was his fellow Republican Tony Spurlock, the sheriff of Douglas County. Spurlock has been...
Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet speaks as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York looks on during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami. A field of 20 Democratic presidential candidates was split into two groups of 10 for the first debate of the 2020 election, taking place over two nights at Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

After calling out inequity on the debate stage, Bennet leans on his education experience...

On the heels of his criticism of Sen. Kamala Harris and former vice president Joe Biden’s exchange on school integration at last week’s Democratic primary...
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Night work to continue as I-70 construction takes toll on Elyria-Swansea residents Residents say...

Raquel Casillas, a 32-year-old who lives on 45th Street near an I-70 off-ramp in Denver, said her 8-year-old son woke her up one night...

The Indy 500: The courage of undocumented immigrants who talk to reporters

We reporters are used to being stood up.  Our sources often get cold feet. And for good reason: Many have a lot to lose by...
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JULY 31: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre. Twenty presidential hopefuls were split into two groups of 10 to take part in the debate sponsored by CNN held over two nights. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Biden, Harris reprise school integration dispute during second Democratic debate Michael Bennet punctuates the...

Kamala Harris and Joe Biden were once again at loggerheads Wednesday night over busing for school desegregation and the vice president’s track record on...
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...

Decades of desegregation: Denver readers recall their own stories of ‘busing’

As Democratic presidential candidates debate “busing,” many Americans are revisiting the era when their cities desegregated schools by sending students to other neighborhoods each...