These companies see advantage in putting former inmates to work

BY: - March 17, 2023

Three years ago, Drew Patterson moved his company from Greeley to the town of Buena Vista, in part because a prison is located there. The Buena Vista Correctional Complex for men offered a labor pool for Patterson’s Basic Industries business that makes wooden stakes and other wood components. Patterson believes in second chances.  While the […]

Bills to improve Colorado judicial discipline, workplace culture advanced by lawmakers

BY: - March 16, 2023

Three pieces of bipartisan legislation intended to improve discipline procedures and workplace culture within Colorado’s judicial branch unanimously passed through the Colorado House Judiciary Committee Wednesday afternoon. Two of the bills came directly from the Legislative Interim Committee on Judicial Discipline, while the third came from work that continued after the interim committee’s final meeting. Sponsored […]

Defamation lawsuit against Boebert heading to a Colorado courtroom, Muckrakers president says

BY: - March 15, 2023

A North Carolina political activist is preparing to file a lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Silt in federal court in Colorado, the activist told Newsline. David Wheeler, president of the American Muckrakers PAC, sued Boebert in a North Carolina state court last year for defamation and malicious prosecution. In January, the judge dismissed […]

Idaho Legislature’s attorneys file appeal over right to intervene in federal abortion case

BY: - March 14, 2023

Attorneys hired to represent the Idaho Legislature in a federal case over Idaho’s abortion ban have appealed their right to intervene in the case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, according to records. The lawsuit, filed in August by the U.S. Department of Justice against the state of Idaho, argues the state’s near-total ban […]

Drug distribution on social media discussed in first report of its kind from Colorado AG

BY: - March 10, 2023

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser’s office released the state’s first report detailing how the internet and social media are used for illicit drug activity, as required by the fentanyl accountability law that passed the Colorado Legislature last year. The report focuses mostly on social media, according to a news release from Weiser’s office, because the […]

Former Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis censured in Colorado for false election claims

BY: - March 8, 2023

Jenna Ellis, the Colorado attorney who was former President Donald Trump’s senior legal advisor as he tried to overturn his 2020 election loss, has been censured by a Colorado judge for misconduct. The public censure order was signed Wednesday by Presiding Disciplinary Judge Bryon M. Large, who oversees lawyer discipline cases in Colorado. As part […]

In a Denver election defined by ’safety,’ some dangers matter more than others

BY: - March 7, 2023

The statistics paint a clear picture: Like most other cities across the state and the country, Denver is a more dangerous place today than it was a few years ago.  It’s more dangerous to drive a car, ride a bike or walk down the street. The number of workplace fatalities and injuries has ticked up. […]

‘My world is on fire’: Denver students organize march in support of reproductive rights

BY: - March 4, 2023

Dozens of Denver high school students and supporters marched around the Colorado state Capitol and Civic Center Park to fight for reproductive rights Saturday.  With the support of New Era Colorado and other local advocacy organizations, the group of students from Denver East High School, George Washington High School and Northfield High School organized the […]

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Rep. Crow supports new military policies protecting access to abortion

BY: - March 4, 2023

U.S. Rep. Jason Crow praised the Department of Defense’s decision to ensure service members have access to reproductive health care including abortion after he proposed a bill that would have done the same last fall.  “After the Supreme Court’s extreme and dangerous decision to overturn a woman’s fundamental right to an abortion, servicemembers struggled to […]

How the judge who could ban the abortion pill won confirmation in the U.S. Senate

BY: - March 1, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. District Court judge who could end more than two decades of legal access to medication abortion underwent extensive questioning about LGBTQ equality at his December 2017 confirmation hearing — and very little about his views on abortion. Matthew Joseph Kacsmaryk, appointed by former President Donald Trump earlier in 2017, spent much […]


Colorado, don’t break your promise to lock up fewer kids

BY: - February 28, 2023

I once read that your quality of life depends on the quality of your relationships.  I grew up in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. At 12 years old, an age when I should have been roller-skating with my friends, I was arrested for stealing baseball cards and joyriding.   When children are detained, they miss out on […]

Former Club Q employees struggle to claim money raised in their names

BY: - February 27, 2023

Former Club Q employees don’t want to return to the club when it reopens after they say they received “a small fraction” of the money raised specifically for club staff and victims of the deadly November mass shooting in Colorado Springs.  According to accounts of several staff members, Club Q owner Matthew Haynes has given […]