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When Colorado cops police themselves, the public can be left in the dark A...

Imagine you’re arrested by a Colorado police officer. During the arrest, the officer uses such physical force as to injure you. You file a...

Littwin: We honor MLK by learning Republicans were lynched and King wasn’t about race

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” — Martin Luther King Jr. You can find a Martin Luther...

Judge nixes citizenship question on Census, but immigrant groups are ‘skeptical and very afraid’

Minority and civil rights activists applauded Tuesday’s court decision overruling the Trump administration’s plan to include a question regarding citizenship status on the 2020...

‘Ban the Box’ bill would make it harder for employers to discriminate against people...

In 2016 and 2017, Colorado’s legislature took up the question of whether to prohibit employers from asking job applicants up-front about their criminal records....

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...

Colorado could move to clear pre-legalization marijuana convictions statewide as soon as 2019 Black...

Boulder’s district attorney last week announced plans to vacate and seal thousands of convictions for marijuana possession prior to the drug’s legalization in 2012....

Latest Denver police sweep forces three dozen homeless from RiNo camp It was the...

A young woman shrieked and howled Wednesday morning as she stomped across Arkins Court toward Brighton Boulevard, away from the homeless encampment where she’d...

What does it mean that 35% of Colorado voted against banning slavery? In 26...

Colorado voters were asked this election whether they wanted to ban slavery once and for all in the state. Just under two-thirds of voters supported...

Court nixes Denver’s practice of jailing people who can’t pay $50 fee “Local kid,...

A Denver court on Friday put an end to a practice by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration of jailing criminal defendants for failing to...
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Five ways a proposed immigration rule could impact Colorado students and schools

Advocates for immigrant families fear that a proposed federal rule governing green card decisions could lead to more children going hungry and losing housing...