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CSU was sued by a former minimum-wage employee, who is now among more than 1,500 workers eligible for repayment of lost wages from the university. (Photo by Austin Fleskes)

Class-action suit puts Colorado State University on hook to repay up to 1,500 low-wage...

Colorado State University has agreed to pay potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid overtime wages to more than 1,500 current and former...
"Algebra," by Jess Pohlman, via Flickr: Creative Commons

To better serve black students, Denver will help a community group develop its school

The Denver school board has taken a vote that could signal a new era of collaboration in a district with a history of tense...
U.S. Capitol by Anthony Quintano via Flickr: Creative Commons

U.S. House passes LGBTQ rights bill; Colorado votes along party lines The Equality Act...

WASHINGTON -- Colorado's U.S. House delegation voted along party lines Friday to approve sweeping legislation aimed at barring discrimination based on sexual orientation and...

Colorado prison inmates can now receive greeting cards. Are free phone calls next? New...

Dean Williams, the new head of Colorado’s Department of Corrections, says he wants to bring a “culture change” to prisons so that the state’s...

Northeast Denver school sheds ‘Stapleton’ name and is now DSST: Montview The name change...

A public charter school in northeast Denver is the latest institution to nix the word "Stapleton" from its name. DSST: Stapleton announced Thursday that its...

Capitol Review: Criminal justice reforms address prison overcrowding, economic inequities

Editor’s note: The Indy is publishing a series of stories reviewing the 2019 legislative session in Colorado. Here, we focus on criminal justice. Other...
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Guest Post: Fear of homeless people underlies opposition to I-300

Denver Initiative 300, which would end the city's ban on overnight camping in public spaces, has provoked important conversations about governance of and access...

Colorado could restore voting rights to 9,000 felons this year County clerks and secretary...

Colorado isn’t planning to let people vote from prison any time soon, but about 9,000 convicted felons could win back their right to vote...
Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition President Steve Zansberg, second from right, testifies in favor of HB 19-1324. To his left is activist Pete Kolbenschlag. (Photo courtesy of CFOIC)

House panel OKs bill to thwart lawsuits that stifle free speech Anti-SLAPP measure would...

A bill that would protect Coloradans from meritless lawsuits intended to silence criticism won approval Tuesday in a committee of the state legislature. House Bill...

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

Editor's note: This story was originally published on Jan. 7. Since then it's moved through the legislative process at the Capitol with little resistance....