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Bold climate-action legislation for Colorado nears rollout; Polis, Speaker Becker wrangle...

Colorado lawmakers are on the brink of introducing legislation that would set the state on course to cut planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions drastically over...

‘From rage to heartbreak’: How a landmark immigration bill fell apart...

A landmark immigrant rights bill that sought to limit federal immigration enforcement in Colorado imploded before it was ever introduced, leaving advocates, lobbyists and...

By law, state oil and gas regulators must “foster” the industry....

Editor's note: On March 13, the Senate passed the oil and gas bill 19-15 along party lines. Democrats backed several amendments considered favorable to...

Electoral College protest movement: Colorado’s role, and how reform would change...

Editor's note: Gov. Jared Polis signed the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact into law on March 15. Any day now, Democratic Gov. Jared Polis is...

Citing flaws in Colorado’s criminal justice system, lawmakers move to repeal...

In 2004, Alex Perez, then in prison on a murder conviction, was charged with killing a fellow inmate at the Limon Correctional Facility. He...

Ask The Indy: How far will Colorado Democrats go with gun...

The Ask the Indy project is a way for our readers who’ve got pressing questions on policy and politics to put them directly to...

Jared Polis, longtime advocate for immigrants, could now stand in way...

Gov. Jared Polis, who ardently supported immigrants’ rights as both a philanthropist and Congress member, may be the biggest obstacle to immigration reform measures...

Ask the Indy: What’s going on with universal health care in...

Steve Winters, a 55-year-old retired small business owner from Denver, has a straightforward question for The Colorado Independent: What are lawmakers and the governor doing...

Will Toor, head of the Colorado Energy Office, on climate change...

The Colorado Energy Office has become a key battlefield in the fight over the state’s energy future. In 2017, disagreement over whether the office...

Kate Greenberg, Colorado’s new ag commissioner, on climate change and mental...

Kate Greenberg, 31, has spent most of her adult life advocating for agriculture, a calling that’s taken her from farmers’ kitchens in the rural...