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Greene: On longing What's moving you in this time of isolation and unrest?

Dear reader, Tina and I have spent much of the last month knee-deep in documents for a difficult investigative project we’re still piecing together. So...
Empty classroom at Lakewood High School.

Guest Post: How many teacher deaths are we OK with?

I have a question for the school boards and administrators who have decided that we should go back to 100% in-person learning this fall:...
Photo by Brad Wilson via Flickr: Creative Commons

Denver Public Schools announces return to in-person classes this fall

Denver Public Schools plans to hold classes in person this fall, joining a number of other metro area districts in a more complete return...

Redlining in Denver’s past is shaping coronavirus hot spots now, researchers say

Add COVID-19 to the long list of things affected by the racist government practice of "redlining" minority neighborhoods starting back in the 1930s. Banks restricted lending in...
Sara Wittner (left) and her sister Grace Sekera on Sekera’s wedding day. Wittner began using narcotics again after the COVID-19 pandemic dismantled elements of her sobriety support system. On the Thursday after Easter, Sekera discovered her sister’s body. “No little sister should have to go through that,” Sekera says.

The hidden deaths of the COVID pandemic

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Sara Wittner had seemingly gotten her life back under control. After a December relapse in her battle with drug addiction, the...
Mireya Marquez sits in the shade at the Highland motel where she's been living. April 28, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Renters are worried a pandemic-caused eviction crisis is about to hit Colorado A statewide...

Mireya Marquez turned to a tenants’ rights lawyer after she became convinced her landlord wanted her out because she couldn’t pay her rent. Marquez’s landlord...
A mural to bakers covers the back wall of a shop along Market Street as businesses creak back to life with the easing of restrictions to check the spread of the new coronavirus Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in Denver.

Coronavirus has been in Colorado for more than 100 days. How are we doing?

As some states across the country see an uptick in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, Colorado seems to be making tentative strides in containing the...
An electron microscope photograph from Elizabeth Fischer shows viral particles being released from a dying cell infected with the coronavirus. The dozens of small, blue spheres emerging from the surface of a kidney cell are the virus particles themselves. The images produced by the electron microscopes are black-and-white; a visual artist colorizes them. (Courtesy of Elizabeth Fischer)

Coloradans are increasingly out and about after months of staying home Phone data shows...

As restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus have been eased, Colorado residents are spending their days at home far less...
Protesters march from Sen. Cory Gardner’s office to Sen. Michael Bennet’s office during a downtown Denver protest on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. The march was part of a four-day campaign to pressure Congress into changing immigration policy and providing a path to citizenship for undocumented people.

Guest Post: Undocumented workers are essential. Let’s treat them like it.

As an American who has benefited immensely under our system of capitalism, I so want to believe the purpose of capitalism is to increase...
Family members of inmates at the Sterling Correctional Facility hold a candlelight vigil just outside the prison walls June 6, 2020. (Photo by Sam Brasch/CPR News)

Families hold vigil for inmates inside Colorado’s largest prison, home to the state’s biggest...

The Sterling Correctional Facility sprawls across the prairies of Northeast Colorado. After a storm passed through last Saturday night, the families of a handful of...
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