Shannon Tyler

Shannon Tyler

Shannon Tyler was a reporting intern for Colorado Newsline. She was a journalism and political science student at Northwestern University. She worked as the city editor at her campus paper The Daily Northwestern and has reported on local government, Congress and immigration.

‘Almost unimaginable’: The 2013 Colorado flood, 10 years later

By: - September 5, 2023

In early September 2013, after a storm stalled over the Front Range, rivers rose out of their beds and rushed right through several Northern Colorado communities, resulting in one of the state’s worst floods.  Meteorologists classified it as the kind of flood that happens only once every 500 or more years. From Sept. 9 until […]

No automatic punishment in proposed Colorado abortion pill reversal rule

By: - August 7, 2023

Several physicians, organizers, state officials and residents urged a trio of state licensing boards during a virtual stakeholder meeting on Friday to determine whether medication abortion reversal pills are “standard practice.”  The Colorado Medical Board, Nursing Board and Pharmacy Board released their draft rules on medication abortion pill reversals, which state the boards would not […]

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Two years after the U.S. pulled out of Afghanistan, many allies still in danger

By: - July 26, 2023

Afghan immigrants resettling in the U.S. under the Special Immigrant Visa program have found a home in Colorado, but many still wait in Afghanistan.  The program, launched in 2009, was created by Congress to provide permanent protection to Afghans affiliated with U.S. missions such as translators and interpreters as well as their families. U.S. Rep. […]

After affirmative action ruling, Colorado colleges prepare for 2024 admissions cycle

By: - July 24, 2023

With the next college admissions cycle just around the corner, administrators at Colorado universities and colleges are discussing how they plan to move forward without affirmative action to aid in their diversity and inclusion goals.  On June 29, conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that race-conscious admissions policies violate the equal protection clause […]

Immigrant rights groups call for closure or ‘systemic reform’ of Aurora detention center

By: - July 19, 2023

Immigrant advocacy groups are calling for the closure of the immigration detention center in Aurora, or at least an overhaul of procedures, to address alleged systemic abuse at the facility. On Thursday, three groups including Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network filed a complaint to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security urging an investigation into the […]

90% of Coloradans have good internet access. 99% is the goal, Polis says.

By: - July 7, 2023

Colorado leaders are ready to get 99% of households in the state connected to high speed, affordable broadband internet, now that the state has been awarded a large sum of federal funding, Gov. Jared Polis said at a press conference Thursday.  Polis, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse of Lafayette — all Democrats […]

Opioid overdose response said to fall short in Colorado rural areas and for communities of color

By: - June 30, 2023

A Colorado legislative committee started looking into next steps for the state to combat the opioid crisis in a hearing Thursday.  It was the first time in four years the Opioid and Other Substance Use Study Committee had convened. The interim committee was formed in 2017 and last convened in 2019. Over that time 14 […]

‘Joy in protest’: Colorado leaders raise funds for LGBTQ rights at annual One Colorado event

By: - June 25, 2023

Community members, advocates and politicians — all dressed in pink — danced, laughed and enjoyed a performance by drag queen Angeria Paris VanMichaels on Friday evening at Denver’s Reelworks. One Colorado hosted their annual Pink Party to kick off Denver’s Pride Month parade weekend and raise funds to elect pro-equality candidates throughout the state — […]

6 charged with election fraud in signature-gathering for GOP primary candidate in Colorado’s 7th District

By: - June 21, 2023

Six individuals are accused of forging voter signatures in an attempt to get a congressional candidate on the Republican primary ballot in Colorado’s 7th District last year. Attorney General Phil Weiser announced Tuesday that the six individuals, employed by Grassfire, a Wyoming-based petition circulator firm hired by the campaign of Carl Andersen, are charged on […]

Denver to receive $8.6 million in federal funds for the city’s migrant response

By: - June 16, 2023

With the unprecedented rise in migrants seeking entry to the U.S., cities across the country have taken on the responsibility and cost of sheltering them. The federal government announced this week a round of funding to help ease the cost.   The U.S. Department of Homeland Security under its Shelter and Services Program will allocate more […]

Immigrant rights advocates applaud new Colorado law banning local jail agreements with ICE

By: - June 15, 2023

Local law enforcement in Colorado can no longer work with federal authorities to detain people on civil immigration violations, now that Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill prohibiting a practice that immigrant rights groups said left immigrant communities to stay in the shadows for fear of detention.  Advocates and state officials say the law ensures […]

Wildfires, drought have damaged Colorado watersheds. Bennet bill could boost resiliency.

By: - June 7, 2023

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet on Tuesday introduced a plan to combat the impact of climate change and wildfires on Western fresh water sources and improve the health of forests and watersheds across the country.  The Colorado Democrat, along with Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho, introduced The Headwaters Protection Act, which would increase funding […]