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GUEST POST: An Open Letter to Senator Jessie Ulibarri Regarding “Fighting...

The Colorado Independent received this letter from veteran lobbyist Chuck Ford in response to our June 23 story, "Fighting words: Lobbyist throws down on Colorado...

Fighting words: Lobbyist throws down on Colorado lawmaker

Democratic state Sen. Jessie Ulibarri is swinging back – rhetorically anyway – after he says a longtime lobbyist threatened him with physical violence. Chuck...

Senate committee kills measure to open records on wage-law violations

With no discussion, a Senate committee late last week killed legislation that would have allowed the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment to disclose whether a company has cheated its workers.

Slavery is legal in Colorado. This November, you can change that.

Colorado voters this fall will have a chance to finally put an end to legalized slavery. Wasn’t there a Civil War about that? And wasn’t...

What you need to know about efforts to redistrict Colorado

You pull out your November ballot and read over several measures about redistricting congressional and legislative districts. Your eyes glaze over. Can you unpack...

Latino Dems blame Mike Coffman for Trump’s rise

  Democratic Latino leaders partially blame U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman for laying the ideological base for Donald Trump's "racist" platform. Coffman, who has endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio...

Social justice lawmaker Jessie Ulibarri won’t run in 2016

Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, a Commerce City Democrat, will not seek a second term in the state Senate -- unwelcome news for activists working on...

Colorado clergy demand lawmakers end legal slavery. Huh?

Clergy members are celebrating a new bill to nix a law that allows slavery to be used to punish convicts. Slavery has been abolished in the...

Transgender birth certificate bill crashes against anti-gay lobby

DENVER — “Like many of you, I never met a transgender person, until I met my daughter,” said Ben Taylor, an Australian with wiry...