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Denver “optimistic” halfway house residents won’t be returned to jail, prison...

Denver officials say they are hopeful they can reach a near-term agreement to keep six privately run halfway houses open into 2020.  As for what...

Bombshell Denver vote to kill halfway-house contracts has ex-inmates scared, officials...

Hassan Latif, who works to transition the formerly incarcerated back into society, has been on the phone nearly nonstop since the Denver City Council...

In stunner, conflicted Denver City Council kills contracts with private prison...

Taking an extraordinary stand against the nation’s two largest private prison companies, GEO Group and CoreCivic, Denver City Council voted late Monday not to...

Guest Post: To save Denver’s parks, we must change the system

Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb has warned that losing the Park Hill Golf Course as open space would mean that “no park in Denver...

People are calling Candi CdeBaca a Communist. She’d rather be called...

On April 10, Candi CdeBaca’s 33rd birthday, Denver's second “bomb cyclone” of the year brought snow and heavy wind, and knocked out power in...

The Indy 500: Latinos ask mayoral candidates: What about us?

As Denver’s mayoral runoff was beginning its headlong plunge into the jibes, jabs and jousts that have come to define it, recently re-elected Denver...

Guest Post: Two approaches to getting big money out of politics

Since the US Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United, corporations and the wealthy have increased their political contributions exponentially. We’re seeing the effect...

Denver City Council rejects ethics board’s advice, OKs new rules on...

The Denver City Council, against the advice of ethics watchdogs, has adopted new rules that will allow council members and the mayor to continue...

No ethical issue with free business-class flights for Denver officials, City...

Denver City Council members say that freebies from the city don't sway their decision-making. Still, recent criticism about some of them accepting $10,000 plane...

Guest Post: An Office of Public Private Partnership Denver Doesn’t Need

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...