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On fifth try in five years, Colorado lawmakers move to ban gay conversion therapy...

Editor's note: House lawmakers on Feb. 19 passed the bill banning sexual orientation conversion therapy for minors by a vote of 42-20. Two Republicans...

Colorado’s new Department of Natural Resources head talks oil and water Dan Gibbs: 'We...

Hundreds of men and women who work in the state’s oil and gas fields flocked to the state Capitol this week to protest a...

Disability-rights advocate Carrie Ann Lucas, 1971-2019, a “bad-ass” to the end Friends, family honor...

In the wake of disability-rights advocate Carrie Ann Lucas’s death on Sunday, state lawmakers offer a moment of silence in her honor. Those who...

Ask the Indy: What’s going on with universal health care in Colorado? Single-payer is...

Steve Winters, a 55-year-old retired small business owner from Denver, has a straightforward question for The Colorado Independent: What are lawmakers and the governor doing...

Bennet rips into Big Pharma at committee hearing on soaring prescription drug costs

WASHINGTON — Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet was among the lawmakers who grilled pharmaceutical executives Tuesday on the soaring costs of prescription drugs. In...

Younger Colorado students seek access to mental health care, without parental permission

A bill before the Colorado legislature would allow younger children to access confidential therapy on their own to fight mental illness and youth suicide. A...

Guest Post: No more dead bodies on Boulder streets

Boulder is the 17th wealthiest city in the 57th wealthiest county in the 10th wealthiest country in the world. One would expect such wealth...

Supreme Court, in blockbuster Martinez ruling, shields oil and gas drillers from stricter public...

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday reversed a lower-court decision that sought to reshape the way oil and gas drilling permits are issued in...

Amid a growing opioid epidemic, lawmakers hope to end drug-addiction withdrawal in county jails...

On a warm spring day in 2015, Sarah Blair was stranded at a Safeway in Thornton with no car and a dead cell phone....

A silent sorrow: How a 12-year-old’s death launched a suicide-prevention campaign in Eagle County...

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series examining suicide in rural Colorado.  EDWARDS, Colo. — Walking through the halls of Battle Mountain...