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Private prisons on the chopping block next legislative session  A proposed...

Democratic lawmakers are moving ahead with plans to begin closing private prisons in Colorado.  The Prison Population Management Interim Study Committee passed a proposed bill...

Colorado lawmakers plan to intervene in talks about water cuts Republicans...

Colorado lawmakers want a greater say in how the state manages its Colorado River water supplies.  The legislative Water Resources Review Committee has endorsed a...

Colorado lawmakers can now request reports on their bill’s contribution to...

Lawmakers will soon have a better sense as to whether laws they write contribute to climate change.  The Democratic-controlled statehouse passed a bill in the...

Ask the Indy: In Colorado, how culpable are cows for climate...

In response to a story The Colorado Independent wrote about proposed oil and gas air emissions regulations, reader Nancy McDonald asked if we have...

Prison gerrymandering: What is it? Why does it matter? And should...

Colorado voters last year made it clear that they want to see the state's legislative and Congressional districts drawn so that no one party...

Full-day kindergarten for Colorado gains Senate OK, nears governor’s desk

Universal full-day kindergarten in Colorado is on its way to becoming reality after initial Senate approval Thursday. After a final Senate vote Friday and House approval...

Colorado’s oil and gas regulatory agency is running out of money...

As the state grapples with the aftermath of last April's fatal pipeline explosion in Firestone and a fervent demand by residents to better regulate...

PARCHED: As hundreds of thousands of people move to Colorado, a...

Editor’s note: Marianne Goodland reports on water issues for this ongoing series: PARCHED, which looks at conservation, the role of agriculture and storage, as...

ALEC in Colorado, Day 1: Protest and policy making

It might not be the smoke-filled rooms of old, where politicians hammered out deals in secret— but that’s only because smoking isn’t allowed in...

Secretive lobbying group heads to Denver next week. Here’s what you...

Updated to add statement from Rep. Leslie Herod of Denver. As a powerful organization backed by some of the nation's wealthiest conservative families prepares to...