Crime and Courts
Most money spent in the child welfare system comes after kids are in foster care. What if that’s backwards?
A multi-county, privately funded project aims to flip the system to prevent kids from needing services in the first place.
U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Colorado’s presidential electors case. Here’s why the state thinks it will win.By Jesse Paul News Primary category in which blog post is published
Taxpayers are only covering Democrats’ legal fees in a partisan Colorado legislature lawsuit. Republicans say that’s unfair.By Jesse Paul Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
“Where are we going to go now?” Denver closes park near Capitol, clears homeless camp citing rats, health hazards
City officials say they didn't use closing the park as an excuse to remove an encampment at the high-profile intersection. The people staying there don’t believe them.
WATCH: Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado lawmakers pitch their big ideas for the 2020 legislative session
The event, co-hosted with CBS4 and the University of Denver’s Estlow Center for Journalism & New Media and the Center on American Politics, begins at 6:30 p.m. Return to this page to watch a livestream.
U.S. Supreme Court rejects Colorado appeal in excessive business fines case that AG says creates “huge loophole”
The case stems from the Colorado Department of Labor’s dispute with Dami Hospitality, which owns a hotel in northeast Denver and was fined $425,000 for letting its workers’ compensation insurance coverage lapse
Judge Robert McGahey, Jr., ruled that Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists can continue with plans to cull mountain lions and black bears from the Piceance and Upper Arkansas River basins
Gov. Polis said he wanted to close a private prison. GEO Group beat him to it, leaving Colorado scrambling.
The Cheyenne Mountain Reentry Center will shutter on March 7, leaving 642 inmates and 180 employees in limbo. Colorado says it will likely mean jail backlogs, parole releases and prison crowding.
Colorado poised to revisit murder law that can send people to prison for life — even when they didn’t kill anyone
A Democratic state senator wants to change the penalties for violating Colorado’s felony murder law to take life in prison without the possibility of parole off the table
In July, the U.S. government named the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad as the cause of the 416 Fire
Our annual list of longform journalism about Colorado covers loss and rebirth, scarcity and overload, migration and belonging
Denver voters rejected a ballot measure in May that would have overturned the camping ban