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Guest Post: Teen suicide epidemic on Pine Ridge reservation

About an hour away from Mount Rushmore, America’s historic tribute to its past presidents, is the Pine Ridge reservation, home to the Oglala Lakota...

Guest Post: Finding accommodation among wildlife, growth, and oil and gas...

Last month, Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order that directs state agencies to prioritize protections for big game migratory corridors and winter ranges....

Guest Post: Colorado’s halfway houses are a beacon of hope for...

For nearly 40 years, I’ve worked in the corrections industry having started as a parole officer and eventually retiring from the Department of Corrections...

Wiretap: The national news and analysis you should be reading

This week in the news: Vaccines, Sen. Susan Collins and John Hickenlooper In the 2019 legislature, vaccine supporters fought a bloody battle in the measles...

If a government wants thousands of dollars to process your public...

When a government agency wants $5,850 to fulfill a request made under the Colorado Open Records Act, is it effectively denying access to those...

Guest Post: Protecting our climate is a bridge issue — not...

This is about our own lives and the future of everyone and everything we care about. When I was in Washington, DC in June I...

7/11/19 – Act Like a Lady Annual summer celebration and fundraiser

Please join us this Thursday evening, July 11 for The Colorado Independent’s “Act Like a Lady” shindig, our annual summer celebration of our work...

Guest Post: Who fought for teacher pay during the 2019 session?

If you think back to April of 2018, you may remember a sea of red-shirt-clad teachers, armed with creative signage and megaphones, storming the...

Video: A day of pomp as Colorado’s 2019 legislative session wraps

Colorado has a lay legislature that makes laws each year from January to May. This session, Democrats took control of the House, Senate and governor’s...

6/8/19 – LGBTQ+ Fundraiser Punk Photoshoot

EVENT LINK If you make a donation of any amount, you get a free photoshoot. Grab your punk clothes and rainbow it up with your Pride...