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Students share stories of discrimination, assault through Instagram account

A few weeks ago, two Colorado teenagers created a platform for students at Jefferson County Public Schools to share painful stories. “I’d just been thinking...

Court orders Trump administration to accept new DACA applications

Almost one month after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that President Donald Trump’s administration didn’t properly end a program that protects undocumented immigrants who...

Groundbreaking law opened police internal affairs investigations records. But more transparency...

By Jeffrey A. Roberts Fourteen months before Colorado lawmakers passed the sweeping law enforcement accountability and transparency bill recently signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis, they...

Colorado ranked 9th in U.S. for gap between renters’ income and...

Workers earning minimum wage in Colorado — many of whom have served as essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic — need to work a...

Battle with Trump over renaming military facilities that honor Confederates expected

WASHINGTON — Key U.S. senators are preparing for battle with the White House over renaming military facilities that honor Confederates — and they’re expecting...

We have historic opportunity to reallocate resources, not defund, and make...

By Bruce Brown In his 2002 book “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference,” Malcolm Gladwell noted that ideas, trends and...

Turn ‘tough on crime’ into ‘effective on crime’

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, the Colorado state Legislature passed sweeping bipartisan police reform. It took a mere 16 days to pass,...

Did protests play role in record-breaking voter turnout?

Last month, Colorado shattered the previous state record for voter turnout in a nonpresidential primary election. As of 11:30 p.m. June 30, more than 1.57...

What did Frederick Douglass think of the Fourth of July?

Editor’s note: Following are excerpts from a speech, as it appeared in published form, on the meaning of the Fourth of July delivered by...

Police spending accounts for about a third of budget in Colorado’s...

When Vanessa Wilson, interim chief of the Aurora Police Department, addressed a special meeting of the Aurora City Council convened on June 30 to...

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