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Guest Post: ICE’s modern-day reign of terror

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to...

Colorado ACLU sees uptick in support as a ‘backstop’ to Donald...

  Over the weekend, the American Civil Liberties Union raked in $24 million in online donations— six times its typical annual haul from cyber givers....

Celebrate Election Day with ‘Electoral Dysfunction’

The vast majority of Denverites won’t be voting in today’s municipal election. Of the minority that choose to vote, most have either mailed in their...

Colorado gay rights campaign tapping into fast-growing support

OneColorado announced some of the leaders lining up behind its Why Marriage Matters campaign, including relatively high-profile figures such as Denver Rep. Rhonda Fields and former Speaker of the House Terrance Carroll.

State regulators won’t press abortion case against Catholic hospital in Durango

“The clinic... is not licensed by the department and is not under its jurisdiction, therefore no deficient practice was cited."

State Ordered to Disclose Execution Plans

State secrecy about Colorado’s death penalty protocols has been deemed illegal by a Denver District Court.

CO Prison Officials Acknowledge Chief’s Murder Tied to Solitary Confinement Policies

To have known Tom Clements during his first year in Colorado meant hearing a statistic, sometimes over and over again, that haunted him as director of the state’s Corrections Department.

Colorado Officials Decline to Detail How Dunlap Would Be Executed

While political observers speculate on the factors shaping Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's thinking on whether or not to prevent the execution later this summer of convicted murderer Nathan Dunlap, civil libertarians are demanding to know how the procedure would be carried out.

Colorado ‘Treatment’ Facility Held Mentally Disabled Teen in Solitary for 25...

Fourteen-year-old Kiondre Davison had a habit of acting up in school and running away from home. Social services officials stepped in to help. They sent him to El Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch, a teen treatment center that touts its “environment of safety and loving care.”

Colorado ‘religious freedom’ initiative moves step closer to 2012 ballot

The Colorado Secretary of State’s title board on Wednesday approved language for a “religious freedom” ballot initiative submitted last month by Colorado Springs-based evangelical organization Focus on the Family. Supporters of the initiative can now begin collecting the roughly 86,000 valid voter signatures it will take to land the proposal on election ballots this November.