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Former Rangely Police Lt. Roy Kinney at his kitchen table, breaking months of silence about the man he killed and job he lost in a December 2018 shooting. (Photo by Susan Greene)

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

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part collaboration between The Colorado Independent and The Rio Blanco Herald Times. We posted the first part, linked...

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...
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 rural town’s silence (Part...

Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part collaboration between The Colorado Independent and The Rio Blanco Herald Times. We will post the...

Private prisons on the chopping block next legislative session  A proposed bill would open...

Democratic lawmakers are moving ahead with plans to begin closing private prisons in Colorado.  The Prison Population Management Interim Study Committee passed a proposed bill...

Survivors of child sex abuse by Catholic priests call for Colorado statute of limitations...

Survivors of child sex abuse by Catholic priests are calling for reforms to Colorado's statute of limitations for such crimes in the wake of...

Report: Sexual abuse of children went on for decades in Colorado’s Catholic church 166...

At least 166 children were sexually abused by 43 Catholic priests in Colorado over the past 70 years, according to an independent investigator's report...

Polis sets up new board to help determine who deserves clemency for past convictions...

Gov. Jared Polis announced on Friday he has appointed seven people to a board that will help him decide whether current or former prison...

Ask The Indy: Why didn’t the judge release Sam Mandez? He'll be out of...

After more than half a lifetime in prison — nearly all of that in solitary confinement — Sam Mandez got some good news last...

After hearing Sam Mandez’s story, the judge could only cry Mandez, who was accused...

GREELEY — On Thursday morning inside Weld County courtroom No. 12, even the judge was in tears. Standing before her, head shaved, staring straight ahead...
Former three-term Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey barely spoke to his successor, Beth McCann, before she took over for him in 2017, McCann has said. Now, he's considering challenging her in 2020. (Photo via Jeffrey Beall/Creative Commons)

Mitch Morrissey, term-limited as Denver DA in 2017, considers running again The career prosecutor...

Former three-term Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey may run for the job again next year. Morrissey confirmed his consideration of a re-election bid during a...