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A cell in the Fremont Correctional Facility in Cañon City on July 19, 2019. Inmates are physically unable to stay far enough from their fellow prisoners to adequately socially distance as the CDC has required.

Reformers want Polis to commute the sentences of more inmates during pandemic Criminal justice...

Criminal justice reformers are calling on Gov. Jared Polis to commute the sentences of more inmates in Colorado's prisons in response to the COVID-19...

Colorado’s prison population is dropping, but not fast enough, advocates say Criminal justice advocates...

Colorado's prison population has dropped to the lowest level since 2004, according to reports from the Colorado Department of Corrections.  As of April 30, the...
The Rev. Terrance "Big T" Hughes was discharged from VA hospital in Aurora this afternoon after seven weeks on a ventilator for COVID-19-related lung failure. He now will work on his rehabilitation in an acute care center in Morrison. (Photo by Marie-Dominique Verdier)

Greene: VA hospital celebrates and sends off its first COVID-patient “I needed this. ......

Friends and family of the Rev. Terrance “Big T” Hughes’ gathered outside the Aurora VA hospital doorway Wednesday afternoon. It'd been many weeks since...
Mountain Fever co-owner Bruce Gulde discusses the expectations for shoppers at his store in Ouray, which sells everything from T-shirts to other souvenirs. Gulde and his wife, Tamara, decided to reopen the shop with rules, including one requiring shoppers to wear masks and distance themselves in the store.

No shirt, no shoes — no mask? — no service Ouray County business owners...

OURAY – For the last couple of weeks, the mannequin in the window of Mountain Fever Shirts & Gifts has sported attire befitting the...
Protesters outside the ICE contracted GEO Facility in Aurora on April 9, 2020. (Photo by Forest Wilson)

ICE moves hundreds of detainees in and out of the Aurora ICE detention facility...

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has moved 776 detainees into a privately-run detention center in Aurora in the approximate eight weeks since the first case...
The Rev. Terrance "Big T" Hughes spent seven weeks on a ventilator for critical COVID-19-related lung failure, and is recovering. (Photo courtesy of Rachel Hughes)

Greene: Denver pastor and COVID victim to leave hospital after seven weeks on ventilator...

Big T is back.  I am over the moon to report that the Rev. Terrance Hughes, after about seven weeks on a ventilator with severe,...
President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, listen as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony S. Fauci delivers remarks during a coronavirus update briefing Thursday, April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

Littwin: As country begins to reopen, Fauci asks how much death we’re willing to...

You can call the reopening of America’s businesses an experiment. I’ll call it a gamble, and we know what the stakes are. I’ll let Dr....
A boarded-up bar in Denver's LoDo neighborhood on March 23, 2020. Gov. Jared Polis ordered all bars and restaurants in the state to close for at least 30 days on March 16 in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. President Trump, eager to boost the economy, is now pushing for a quicker wind-down of such policies. (Photo by Susan Greene)

Coloradans still have questions about filing for COVID-19 unemployment. We have some answers. Six...

More than 358,000 Coloradans have filed for unemployment over the past six weeks, in an unprecedented wave that reflects the nationwide job-loss and economic...

Polis places moratorium on evictions through May Housing advocates say the order brings needed...

Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order suspending evictions late Thursday night, joining most states in the U.S. to temporarily outlaw removing renters from...
Members of the East Colfax Community Collective announce its formation to combat business and community displacement on Nov. 21, 2019. The Collective launched relief fund for small businesses on East Colfax impacted by COVID-19 on April 30, 2020. (Photo by Forest Wilson)

East Colfax group launches fund for businesses that haven’t received emergency help The advocacy...

An advocacy group along a stretch of East Colfax in Denver launched a relief fund on Thursday for small businesses — many of which...
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