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Littwin: The dangers cops face every day do not include a...

As you may have heard, Indy editor Susan Greene was handcuffed and detained by two Denver cops Thursday in front of the state Capitol...

I-70 expansion contractor seeks Denver’s OK for construction 24 hours a...

The 10-mile, $1.2 billion expansion of I-70 through Denver promises to bring more disruption to the already heavily polluted, largely Latino and low-income neighborhoods...

Mayor taps Westside commander Paul Pazen as Denver’s next police chief

Paul Pazen, a Denver native and career-long officer nicknamed “Smiley” because of his cheery attitude, will be the city’s next chief of police. Mayor Michael...

New data collection program will test bias in Denver policing

In an effort to better understand and address complaints of biased policing in Denver, officers in the northeast part of the city will begin...

Colorado was never ranked 46th for teacher pay. Does this change...

As a rallying cry, “We’re 30th in the nation for teacher pay!” doesn’t quite inspire outrage. But that is, in fact, where Colorado ranked...

A heated debate over the desire for a traditional high school...

A community conversation in far northeast Denver started as an effort to ask residents what they want in their schools. It has boiled over...

‘Existing in a world of violence since we were born:’ Denver...

Sixteen-year-old Emma Friday walked out because she’s “sick of the violence.” Fiona Harris, 15, walked out because, she said, “everyone deserves an education. The fact...

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...

A giant leap: How one Colorado community plans to double its...

It sounds a little like a car race, but it’s more like a care race. Child Care 8,000 is one Colorado county’s ambitious new effort...

At Colorado utilities hearing, an overwhelming plea for renewable energy

Farmer and rancher Jan Kochis knows what it’s like to live by the whims of the market. Her farm in Elbert County grows dryland...