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Colorado released 290 inmates under governor’s executive order — less than 2% of prison...

Colorado’s prison system let out 290 inmates over two months under the governor’s executive order relaxing standards for release — less than 2% of...
An El Paso County District Court judge will soon decide whether Colorado’s open government laws require a school board to name more than one finalist when choosing a new superintendent.

Is it legal for a Colorado school board to name just one finalist for...

In a case similar to the Boulder Daily Camera’s lawsuit against the University of Colorado regents, an El Paso County District Court judge will...
Protesters outside the ICE contracted GEO Facility in Aurora on April 9, 2020. (Photo by Forest Wilson)

Attorneys sue ICE to release medically vulnerable detainees from Aurora detention center Detention is...

Update on April 15: After immigration attorneys filed the federal lawsuit against ICE seeking the release of 14 medically at-risk detainees, the agency released...
Even for the most faithful, hope is harder to muster this year, Rev. Reginald C. Holmes writes. (Flickr photo by Omran Jamal)

For one Denver pastor, “Next year in Jerusalem” is too long to wait 'Could...

The Rev. Reginald C. Holmes is co-pastor at New Covenant Christian Church / Alpha Omega Ministries in Denver. His partner there, the Rev. Terrance...

Civil rights attorneys sue Weld County sheriff over COVID-19 response The lawsuit alleges a...

The ACLU of Colorado and state civil rights attorneys filed a lawsuit in the federal district court on Tuesday alleging Weld County Sheriff Steve...

Gov. Jared Polis calls on law enforcement to reduce arrests during pandemic The governor...

Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday called on law enforcement to issue citations and summons in lieu of arrests for certain crimes in an effort...
Photo of the Adams County Justice Center, taken Friday, Mar. 13, 2020.

Months-long death penalty jury trial starts despite coronavirus crisis “This is unreal," civil rights...

UPDATE: On Monday, March 23, District Judge Mark Warner cited health concerns when postponing proceedings in Dearing's trial until April 6. The death penalty trial against...
Illustration credit: Mark Castillo with graphic elements from www.vecteezy.com

News organizations ask court to unseal arrest affidavit for stepmother facing murder charge

A consortium of news organizations Monday asked an El Paso County District Court judge to unseal the affidavit that outlines why authorities arrested Letecia...
Activists march for missing and murdered Native American women at the Women's March California 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Sarah Morris/Getty Images)

Native American women are missing and murdered. Will the federal government act? More than...

WASHINGTON — Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was 22, eight months pregnant, and looking forward to her baby shower the following day when she went missing on...
Devon Hartsough (2nd R) and Keyanna Wigglesworth (R) of the Alice Paul Institute join members of Congress and representatives of women's groups for a rally to mark the 40th anniversary of congressional passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) outside the U.S. Capitol March 22, 2012 in Washington, DC. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a new version of the Equal Rights Amendment last year and called for it to be passed again. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

U.S. House votes to remove ERA obstacle Colorado's delegation splits along party lines

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted on Thursday to remove one barrier to adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but plenty...
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