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The Indy 500: The courage of undocumented immigrants who talk to reporters

We reporters are used to being stood up.  Our sources often get cold feet. And for good reason: Many have a lot to lose by...

Greene: Michael Marshall’s jail killing prompts $4.65 million payout, new policies...

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has reached a $4.65 million settlement with the family of Michael Marshall, whom Denver Sheriff’s deputies killed in the city...

Sylvester Tally: Readers respond to “The sad death of the happiest...

Readers had a lot to say about "The sad death of the happiest man in Denver," our story about Sylvester Tally, the beloved longtime coffee...

Pre-arrest diversion programs could have saved Michael Marshall

Last November, 50-year-old Michael Marshall suffered an acute psychotic episode —symptomatic of his chronic schizophrenia —while in custody at a Denver detention center. Multiple deputies forcibly...

Littwin: Let Colorado’s death penalty conversation begin

What should have been obvious to everyone from the start of the Aurora theater trial was that no good ending was possible. Which is why...

Littwin: James Holmes real trial begins: To kill or not to...

Now that James Holmes has been found guilty of the terror that he brought to the Aurora theater that night three years ago, the...

How did these cops calm a mentally ill man? Stun guns

Shane French is widely known around the small southwestern Colorado town of Cortez as a nuisance and a menace. He is mentally ill. He...

Head Cases

"There I was, lying on the concrete floor with a hole through my skull the size of a .50 caliber slug, trying to stop the profuse bleeding."

Lawmaker will seek to abolish solitary confinement for mentally ill prisoners

State Sen. Jessie Ulibarri, D-Adams County, is sponsoring a bill to find alternatives to the use of so-called administrative segregation for prisoners who have been diagnosed with one of a wide array of serious psychological disorders.