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Pioneering disability rights attorney Carrie Ann Lucas dies

Editor's note: Carrie Ann Lucas, a nationally known disability rights attorney and mother of four, died today, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. She was 47....

Court secrecy, a handcuffed journalist, ‘Access Denied’: CFOIC’s year-in-review 2018

Two words come to mind when looking back at 2018’s government transparency highlights and lowlights in Colorado. Judicial secrecy. In June, the Colorado Supreme Court baffled many legal...
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The Indycator – Littwin: Election Day!

Welcome back to our new series, The Indycator, a once-a-week conversation between The Indy’s crack political reporters and Maeve Conran, KGNU independent community radio’s director...

How Jared Polis Gets What He Wants: A Portrait in Four Parts

This is The Colorado Independent's complete four-part series on Jared Polis, Colorado’s Democratic nominee for governor. You can click directly to Part 1 (Polis’s...

Dear government, pay me for my losses. Inside Amendment 74, a ballot measure that...

Imagine you are a property owner. One day, you decide you want to use your land to develop a sand and gravel operation. You...

PARCHED: Climate change and growth pushing CO toward a water crisis Gov. John Hickenlooper's...

Editor's note: This story is the latest in The Colorado Independent's ongoing series, PARCHED, which tracks Colorado's water plan and water supplies in the...
Silver Creek Elementary, in Thornton. Oil and gas operations are 350 feet away from the playground. (Photo by Ted Wood/The Story Group.)

Ask the Indy: Analyzing seven big questions about Colorado’s ballot fight over oil-and-gas setbacks...

Colorado Independent readers John Fielder and Daniel Montaño were among several who wanted us to look more closely at Proposition 112. If you have...

His last two elections were GOP waves. This year Walker Stapleton could be wading...

This is the final installment of a four-part series about Colorado’s Republican nominee for governor. Read part one, part two and part three. Walker Stapleton is no happy...

Pedigree and political ambition launched Walker Stapleton into the treasurer’s office, but state pension...

Walke Stapleton, running for governor, departed from his Democratic predecessor as state treasurer

Walker Stapleton’s short and winding road from business to politics The privilege and promise...

Walker Stapleton's short and winding road from business to politics