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Facade of Democratic support for redistricting initiative crumbles

An effort to change how congressional districts are drawn in Colorado has raised accusations from Democrats that Republicans are trying to disempower voters of color...

Payday loan policy and the art of legislative compromise

DENVER -- De Jimenez is a single mother of three. She works in medical records and one of her children is in college. She...

Coloradans celebrate gay marriage, rally for upcoming elections

Love may be win for Democrats as well. More than two-thirds of Colorado voters support same-sex marriage.

Littwin: And then the justices did nothing, which meant everything

  I think the first time I wrote that it was definitely all over on gay marriage was the day that Antonin Scalia wrote grudgingly,...

Colorado’s swift, swerving trip to marriage equality

Jubilant supporters of marriage equality here Monday said that, in hindsight, the glimmer of victory shone in defeats.

Event notice: A Colorado legislative session wrap up with House Speaker...

  You're invited. Please come. The Colorado Independent is proud to host Colorado House Speaker Mark Ferrandino at its monthly event this Thursday, May 8, a...

Republicans ready to rain on Democrats’ planned sunny-day legislature

  DENVER-- If you can measure anything by opening day speeches, the ones given in the House here today suggest the 2014 legislative session is...

Colorado General Assembly opening day

Capitol observers say they expect majority party members to try to set a moderate tone and push proposals that might attract minority member support. But it's an election year.

Appeals Exhausted for Colorado Chuck E. Cheese’s Killer

The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear the appeal of death-row prisoner Nathan Dunlap, the Colorado man convicted of the 1993 murder of four employees at an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant. Dunlap's fate is now in the hands of Governor John Hickenlooper.

Scorecard singles out conservation heroes, villains in 2012 Colorado legislative session

The economy and the environment “both won” in Colorado's legislative session this year, according to an annual scorecard that a leading state environmental group released Thursday.