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Her case helped change Colorado immigration law. But she could still...

Claudia Valdez, a domestic violence survivor and undocumented single mother of three, helped bring about enormous changes to state immigration law. Valdez, 40, was arrested...

Colorado vaccine skeptics heartened by ‘pro-choice’ Jared Polis The state ranks...

When Gov. Jared Polis told reporters last week that he’s “pro-choice” on vaccines, “that was music to my ears,” said Philip Silberman. Silberman, the leader...

Capitol review: 4 key immigrant bills passed, but a big one...

Editor's note: The Indy is publishing a series of short stories reviewing the 2019 legislative session in Colorado. Here, we focus on immigration. We...

Where’s Leroy Garcia? Supporters of Colorado’s Senate president tout his hands-off...

When one of your first jobs involves collecting several dead bodies every day for six months in the 110-degree heat of an Iraqi war...

Colorado was set to repeal the death penalty this year. What...

A few weeks ago, in preparation for what she knew would be an emotional debate on the state Senate floor over whether to repeal...

‘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...

When policy becomes personal: Statehouse friends take opposite sides on Colorado...

Jovan Melton and Rhonda Fields are good friends. He ran her campaign for the state House in 2010, and now they’re both representing Aurora...

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...

Death penalty repeal: Capitol Dems say ‘full steam ahead’ on legislation...

Twenty states have banned or suspended the death penalty, and this could be the year Colorado joins them. Public support for capital punishment is...

Colorado Democrats scrap plan to make Election Day a holiday, citing...

Voting rights advocates across the country have long believed Election Day should be a legal holiday. Millions of non-voters say they’re too busy to...