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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...

Colorado Independent crosses first hurdle in U.S. Supreme Court case

Editor's Note: Since this story was published, the Attorney General's office has asked for an extension in responding to the U.S. Supreme Court. A...

Amendment A: What’s the argument against Colorado’s ballot measure to ban slavery? Ask these...

It’s not easy to find people who oppose the effort to finally, formally ban slavery in Colorado, but they do exist. Two Western Slope district...

News organizations across the nation back Colorado Independent’s open-records fight at US Supreme Court...

Many of the nation's biggest news organizations, some of its top legal scholars and a squadron of Colorado newsrooms have joined The Colorado Independent...

It’s a race to win over independents in this El Paso County Senate district...

COLORADO SPRINGS — It’s a Wednesday morning and the line outside the El Paso County Judicial Building wraps around the block. The entrance is...

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...

GREENE: What, in all its secrecy, is Colorado’s justice system hiding? The Colorado Independent...

Colorado’s judicial branch has spent a year stonewalling The Independent’s quest for court records, and I’m proud that we have stepped up our fight. As...

The Colorado Independent takes open records fight to SCOTUS News outlet seeks review of...

The Colorado Independent on Friday took its fight for open records to the United States Supreme Court. The Denver-based nonprofit news outlet, represented pro-bono by...

New report highlights racial disparity in Colorado’s booming prison population The total number of...

In 2017, roughly one in 28 adult black men in Colorado was in prison. Put another way, African Americans made up 18 percent of...

Media Lawyer Will Petition SCOTUS to Hear Records Case

Longtime Colorado media lawyer Steve Zansberg, who has represented national news organizations in cases connected to the Aurora theater shooting, the Oklahoma City bombing...