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Back-to-school supplies in some Colorado schools include kitty litter and buckets for lockdowns

Beyond the supplies themselves, which she’s grateful to have, it was the nonchalant way the buckets, kitty litter, and Sharpie marker were handed out...
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Night work to continue as I-70 construction takes toll on Elyria-Swansea residents Residents say...

Raquel Casillas, a 32-year-old who lives on 45th Street near an I-70 off-ramp in Denver, said her 8-year-old son woke her up one night...
Gross Dam in Boulder County (Photo by David Herrold via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Guest Post: NIMBYs are Earth Warriors

Last weekend I stood in the back yard of a mountain house overlooking the massive proposed expansion of Gross Dam in western Boulder County....
Students walking home from Swansea Elementary in October 2018. The school is among 10 Denver Public Schools that are part of a city of Denver program that will deploy highly localized air quality sensors in an effort to protect student health and reduce asthma rates. (Photo by Phil Cherner for The Colorado Independent)

Will a new program monitoring air quality at Denver schools make a difference for...

For the first time, parents, teachers, and administrators at 10 Denver public schools will know just how much air pollution students are exposed to...
Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet speaks as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York looks on during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami. A field of 20 Democratic presidential candidates was split into two groups of 10 for the first debate of the 2020 election, taking place over two nights at Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, and Telemundo. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

5 takeaways: Hickenlooper and Bennet on the 2020 debate stage Recapping the biggest night...

Tens of millions of Americans fixed their attention Wednesday and Thursday nights on 20 Democratic candidates for president, debating for the first time on...
Gov. Polis speaks to students at the Greenlee Elementary School on March 22, 2019 after he and lawmakers announced a plan to fund full-day kindergarten. (Photo by John Herrick)

Colorado vaccine skeptics heartened by ‘pro-choice’ Jared Polis The state ranks last in the...

When Gov. Jared Polis told reporters last week that he’s “pro-choice” on vaccines, “that was music to my ears,” said Philip Silberman. Silberman, the leader...
"Middle School Bathroom Graffiti" by YA RA Resource via Flickr: Creative Commons

‘It’s OK to not be OK’: How one high school saved lives with a...

It was 10:30 a.m. on a Monday in April. Nine counselors, psychologists, and therapists sat around a table in a conference room at Cañon...
Inside the Colorado Capitol. (Photo by John Herrick, Colorado Independent)

Colorado changed its laws around sex ed. Here’s what you need to know.

Colorado law will soon require students who receive sexual education to learn about consent in school. But the road to passing that bill was bumpy....
Amelia Martinez with her husband, Chris, and two children. (Photo courtesy of Martinez family))

GREENE: On mothers and missing pieces

Amelia Martinez is in desperate need of a kidney. The 31-year-old mother of two from Lakewood has known this day would come since she was...
A whiteboard inside the Harm Reduction Action Center in Denver on Feb. 8, 2019. (Photo by John Herrick)

Capitol review: Lawmakers chipped away at opioid epidemic with 6 bills Heroin and fentanyl...

Editor’s note: The Indy is publishing a series of short stories reviewing the 2019 legislative session in Colorado. Here, we focus on opioids. We also wrote...