News Poetry: Bedtime Story for Denver
November 21, 2017 / No Comments

Once again upon too many times, a girl was stolen from her family and delivered to men. They leered, breathed fire down her neck, nodded […] > read more

Guest Post: There are vouchers and then there are vouchers
November 21, 2017 / 2 Comments

The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant to provide […] > read more

Littwin: Can you believe in the #MeToo cause and also believe Franken belongs in Senate?
November 20, 2017 / 1 Comment

There’s a debate among liberals as to what should happen to Al Franken next. This debate is a good thing. And if it’s at all […] > read more

Why Gov. Hickenlooper wants to give some Colorado charter schools $5.5 million
November 20, 2017 / 2 Comments

If Mike Epke, principal of the New America School in Thornton, had a larger budget, he would like to spend it on technical training and […] > read more

Wiretap: The GOP tax-cut strategy of speed, subterfuge and diversion may be working
November 20, 2017 / No Comments

The Republican tax-bill strategy, writes John Cassidy in The New Yorker, has three prongs — speed, subterfuge and diversion. One bill has passed the House. […] > read more

How one word bound together a classroom of Denver high school students learning a new language — and a new country
November 16, 2017 / No Comments

This is an excerpt from the new book, “The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom,” by Denver journalist and author Helen […] > read more

Littwin: Lebsock blames #metoo for harassment claims because you knew somebody would
November 15, 2017 / 2 Comments

If you ever had any questions about why so many women keep silent in the face of sexual harassment or even sexual assault, why some […] > read more

Wiretap: Senate GOP goes all in, tossing its Obamacare chips onto the huge tax bill pile
November 15, 2017 / 1 Comment

Republicans are doubling down— again. As we all know, they haven’t been able to get anything significant through Congress at this point, but now they’re […] > read more

The Home Front: Longmont coughs up $200,000 for ‘warrantless police dog searches’ at a subsidized apartment
November 15, 2017 / No Comments

“Longmont on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to pay $210,000 to four tenants of The Suites and their ACLU attorneys as part of a […] > read more

6 takeaways from 7 GOP candidates for governor in Colorado
November 14, 2017 / 1 Comment

Over burgers and beer in a historic fort in Weld County’s gas patch Monday night, seven Republicans running for governor largely agreed on issues ranging […] > read more

News Poetry: A Different Sort of Eden
November 14, 2017 / 1 Comment

Sometimes a woman, to defend herself, or her cubs, will dress up as a bear, pluck, one by one, the twenty ribs of a man, […] > read more

Denver denies open records request for call logs tied to a city-issued cellphone
November 14, 2017 / No Comments

Tim Lomas was puzzled over the summer when a Denver city inspector quickly closed the complaint he had filed about his neighbor’s dog-grooming business. “To […] > read more