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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...

Vaccine bill draws Republican ire after it is scheduled for Sunday debate

A bill aimed at increasing Colorado’s childhood vaccination will get another hearing this Sunday. Despite coronavirus and racial justice protests, it’s expected to draw...
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...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines warning that antibody test results can have high false positive rates.

Antibody tests were hailed as way to end lockdowns. Instead, they cause confusion.

Aspen was an early COVID-19 hot spot in Colorado, with a cluster of cases in March linked to tourists visiting for its world-famous skiing....

Greene: Denver pastor says he and the world changed during seven-week COVID coma 'I...

The Rev. Terrance “Big T” Hughes remembers his first thought last month upon waking from his coma. He had no clue he was in the...
The state Capitol on Jan. 8, 2020, the opening day of the session. (Photo by John Herrick)

Transparency, media literacy measures axed in purge of pre-pandemic state legislation

Two transparency bills died Tuesday during a purge of proposals left over from before the coronavirus pandemic forced a suspension of the 2020 Colorado...
Empty classroom at Lakewood High School.

Colorado schools in the fall: 10 people per class, face masks, and remote learning...

If Colorado schools return to classroom instruction in the fall, it could look very different, with temperature checks, face masks, and very small class...
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