Greeley Police Department Commander Rafael Gutierrez does not long for a simpler past, when dispatchers would get a call for someone threatening suicide and his only realistic option was handcuffs and a short stay on high watch in jail. Such an episode would typically be followed by a quick release back to the community, and […]
The first two efforts to defund police in Colorado quickly failed. Will a push at CU be the first to succeed?
Massive protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death led to legislation to curb police brutality in Colorado. But two high-profile efforts to “defund” or reshape police departments and security forces have failed. The Denver City Council and the board overseeing the Regional Transportation District this month rejected reappropriating law enforcement dollars to mental health […]
Where Hickenlooper and Romanoff split on major policies in Democratic U.S. Senate primary
The Democratic U.S. Senate primary is offering Colorado voters clear choices in terms of what policy direction they want to see in Washington. Former Gov. John Hickenlooper is taking a more centrist approach and calling for an evolution when it comes to health care and the environment, while former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff wants […]
3 takeaways from the first U.S. Senate debate between Democrats John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff
John Hickenlooper touted his record as governor and ability to find compromise, and his rival Andrew Romanoff called for bolder action to address racial injustice, health care and climate change in the first Democratic U.S. Senate primary debate. The differences in style and substance between the candidates became clear from the start of the 30-minute […]