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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...
Mike Mielke, in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, trains at The Phoenix sober gym in Denver on Feb. 18, 2019. (Photo by Brien Hollowell, courtesy of Mike Mielke)

In Colorado’s battle against substance abuse, lawmakers and advocates target recovery A proposed bill...

Early on in his life, it was clear to Mike Mielke that the way he drank and did drugs differed from his peers.  “I would...

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...

Guest Post: Teen suicide epidemic on Pine Ridge reservation

About an hour away from Mount Rushmore, America’s historic tribute to its past presidents, is the Pine Ridge reservation, home to the Oglala Lakota...

Proposed changes to food assistance would cause tens of thousands of Coloradans to lose...

This summer, the Trump administration proposed a change to how families in need receive food assistance benefits. The change, which would make it harder...

New Colorado health care survey shows growing concern over affordability and treatment Nearly 1...

Newly released findings from a wide-ranging survey of health needs among Coloradans show that the percentage of those without insurance has remained flat, but...
Aimee Resnick, Colorado Youth Advisory Council member, speaks to a group gathered for the Believe Denver Initiative on Sept. 17. (Photo by Forest Wilson)

Colorado’s youth suicide rates are rising. A new effort seeks to change that. Fueled...

On Tuesday morning, in a fourth floor conference room of History Colorado in downtown Denver, 14-year-old Aimee Resnick stood behind a lectern looking out...
About 24,000 Colorado kids went back to school this fall with personal or religious exemptions from the vaccination that protects against the highly contagious disease. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News)

In record year for measles, 24,000 Colorado students are back in school with exemptions...

Amid a record number of measles cases nationwide, about 24,000 Colorado kids went back to school this fall with personal or religious exemptions from...
Photo by Brad Wilson via Flickr: Creative Commons

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...
health impacts. Elyria-Swansea

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...