Articles By Kevin Simpson

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado law mandates which drugs be used for lethal injection. So what happens when they are no longer made?

As Colorado debates the end of capital punishment, a specific drug required by Colorado law -- sodium thiopental -- is no longer available on the open market for executions

In 1997, Colorado’s first execution in 30 years marked a watershed moment. But did it change the conversation about capital punishment?

I witnessed the state impose the death sentence on Gary Lee Davis. It was a surreal event marked by a clean, quiet ease.

Opinion
Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

To right historic wrongs, Colorado museums embraced spirit of a law that repatriated Native American artifacts and remains — largely by listening

Leaders like History Colorado’s recently retired Sheila Goff have fostered trust and helped repair generations of damage and disrespect

Growth Primary category in which blog post is published

Cities across Colorado saw how gentrification impacted Denver. They’re trying to avoid the same pitfalls.

Hot real estate markets put the state's city planners on alert to avoid displacing vulnerable populations, but with unique local factors in play

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

Denver’s Westwood warily watches redevelopment happen. Can it stay true to its roots when gentrification looms?

In this predominantly Latino community, residents -- and city government -- have mobilized to minimize displacement, even as they embrace improvement. But trust is elusive.

SunLit Primary category in which blog post is published

SunLit 2018: Colorado authors took us on wide-ranging tours of the human condition

Their book excerpts introduced us to fascinating characters. Their interviews shed light on their craft. If you missed anything, here’s your chance to catch up.

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

How a local collector shared one of the world’s most valuable baseball cards at History Colorado

Local collector Marshall Fogel moved his multi-million-dollar “Holy Grail” of cards -- the '52 Mickey Mantle -- to the museum's "Play Ball!" display for a brief, and closely guarded, visit