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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...
The ICE detention facility in Aurora is one of 22 new outbreaks reported by CDPHE this week.

Coronavirus outbreak confirmed at ICE detention denter in Aurora

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment confirmed a COVID-19 outbreak at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement processing center in Aurora Wednesday,...
The Fox Theater in Montrose is closed as life in Colorado shuts down in response to the new coronavirus.

Unemployment claims in Colorado continue to drop; more than 500,000 have sought aid since...

The number of people filing for unemployment in Colorado dropped last week for a seventh straight week, continuing a trend that began in late...

Colorado released 290 inmates under governor’s executive order — less than 2% of prison...

Colorado’s prison system let out 290 inmates over two months under the governor’s executive order relaxing standards for release — less than 2% of...
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