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Time to Talk: 'There is help and hope'

Lora Thomas vividly remembers the day: a snowy February afternoon in 2012. She was Douglas County’s coroner then and she was standing in the kitchen of a home in Parker, talking with a father who …

Colorado politicians react to family separations at border

Images of children in large cages created by chain-link metal fencing and a former Walmart-turned-migrant shelter near the U.S. border with Mexico have turned attention to the Trump administration's …

Pension crisis fueling unrest among teachers in Colorado

The loudest rallying cries from Colorado teachers protesting for more education dollars were about dwindling paychecks that are steadily losing ground to the state's rising cost of living. Teachers …
Local Life

Murals take daily life from dull to delightful

Local artist Chuck Parsons knows well how the metro area’s street art scene has grown and changed over the last more than 30 years, and well he should. He has been a part of it many times. …

In-depth profiles: Learn more about the candidates for Colorado governor

Click on the links below for in-depth profiles of the candidates for governor published by The Colorado Independent. Mike …

Colorado to adopt California's stricter car pollution rules

Colorado's governor has ordered his state to adopt California's vehicle pollution rules, joining other states in resisting the Trump administration's plans to ease up on emission …
News
A man arrested by ICE agents as he was being released from the Arapahoe County Detention Center in Centennial in a now-viral video was initially jailed for failure to appear on a years-old traffic …
The Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder's Office, which oversees elections in the county, reminded unaffiliated voters that they may vote and return only one ballot for the June 26 primary election. …
On a large-screen TV, images of children engaged in sexual acts with children and adults cycled on a screensaver in a bedroom in Englewood, according to Englewood police. That's what led officers to …
Because of its population size and suicide rate, which is lower than other counties across the state, Douglas County has been selected for a study conducted by the Colorado Attorney General’s …
Life
The Castle Rock Band will play a free concert to celebrate Independence Day at 7 p.m. on June 30 at the town bandstand in front of the Philip S. Miller Library (100 S. Wilcox St.). The All-American …
Some of the most atmospheric stories ever told fall into the Gothic genre. Tales overflowing with darkness and character explorations that thrive on the eerie and supernatural. These stories had …
Writers of mystery, history, poetry, fine arts accounts, fiction and creative nonfiction, as well as works intended for tots and teens, abound in our supportive-of-the-arts Colorado. And we read that …
The annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival has been growing and changing since 1991 at Cherry Creek Shopping Center, where it will fill the area on July 6, 7 and 8. The festival offers an all-day …
Sports
Denver Broncos fans have pretty much given up on Paxton Lynch. No longer do they fill the airwaves and social media posts with debates about how Denver's 2016 first-round draft pick should be …
The Denver Broncos mandated DeMarcus Walker bulk up this offseason. That was a big weight off his mind. As a rookie last season, Walker slimmed down to about 238 pounds in order to be more of an …
Rhonda Blanford-Green, the former Aurora Central and University of Nebraska track standout, took over as the Colorado High School Athletic Association’s ninth commissioner last July. In her first …
A day after teeing it up with Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning stopped by the Denver Broncos' on-field workout to check things out. By the end, the five-time NFL MVP quarterback probably had the new …
Primaries 2018: Candidates for governor
Primary election 2018

Q&A with Mike Johnston, Democratic candidate for governor

City or town of residence: Denver, for 15 years. Related elected-office or public-service experience: Eight years as a public-school teacher and principal, seven years as a state senator for District …
Primary election 2018

Q&A with Cary Kennedy, Democratic candidate for governor

City or town of residence: Denver, more than 40 years Profession: Former state treasurer, former chief financial officer and deputy mayor of Denver, mom Related elected-office or public-service …
Primary election 2018

Q&A with Donna Lynne, Democratic candidate for governor

City or town of residence: Denver, previously Evergreen (Colorado since 2005) Profession: Lieutenant governor and chief operating officer of Colorado. Related elected-office or public-service …
Primary election 2018

Q&A with Jared Polis, Democratic candidate for governor

City or town of residence: Boulder native; lived there most of my life. Profession: Entrepreneur, florist and public servant. Founder of ProFlowers.com, TechStars, Patriot Boot Camp, American …
Primary election 2018

Q&A with Greg Lopez, Republican candidate for governor

City or town of residence: Elizabeth, for 21 years. Profession: Small-business owner, restaurant and consulting. Related elected-office or public-service experience: Mayor of Parker, 1992-96; …
Primary election 2018

Q&A with Victor Mitchell, Republican candidate for governor

City or town of residence: Castle Rock, since 2005 Profession: Entrepreneur, CEO of Lead Funding, a specialty real-estate lender Related elected-office or public-service experience: Served one …
Primary election 2018

Q&A with Doug Robinson, Republican candidate for governor

City or town of residence and how long lived there: Englewood, 22 years Profession: Entrepreneur, co-founder of leading corporate-finance adviser sold to KPMG Related elected-office or public-service …
Primary election 2018

Q&A with Walker Stapleton, Republican candidate for governor

City or town of residence: Greenwood Village Profession: Chief executive officer of a publicly traded real-estate company on the NASDAQ Related elected-office or public-service experience: State …
Primaries 2018: Congressional races
City or town of residence: Longmont, for 23 years. Profession: Veterinarian and small-business owner. Related elected-office or public-service experience: I have not served in public office before, …
City or town of residence: Castle Rock, for almost six years. Profession: Veterinarian. Related elected-office or public-service experience: Have served in the Army for 10 years: two years active, …
City or town of residence: I've lived in Stapleton (Denver neighborhood) since 2008 and in Aurora since 2017. Profession: I'm an attorney whose work focuses on legal compliance and regulatory issues …
City or town of residence: I live in Aurora and grew up in northwest Denver. Profession: Clean-energy entrepreneur. Related elected-office or public-service experience: I served as President Obama's …
City or town of residence: Denver; I've lived here all my life. Profession: Member of Congress. Related elected-office or public-service experience: I have served in Congress since 1997, rising to …
City or town of residence: Denver, five years Profession: Co-founder of In This Together Media (book publisher). Related elected-office or public-service experience: On the board of GALS Inc., Girls …
Mental health

Jefferson Center opens new crisis center

There’s no way for a person to plan when and where they’re going to experience a crisis. Which means that those who are trained to help, like the staff of the Jefferson Center, have to go …

Primaries 2018: Colorado attorney general and treasurer
Q&A with Joe Salazar, Democratic candidate for Colorado attorney general
City or town of residence: I've lived in Thornton for 43 years (pretty much most of my life). Profession: Civil-rights attorney and … Read More
Q&A with Phil Weiser, Democratic candidate for Colorado attorney general
City or town of residence: Denver, 19 1/2 years Profession: Lawyer Related elected-office or public-service experience: Dean of the … Read More
Q&A with Bernard Douthit, Democratic candidate for state treasurer
City or town of residence: Denver; I have lived here for 22 years. Profession: I own a math-tutoring business and am a finance … Read More
Q&A with Justin Everett, Republican candidate for state treasurer
Area of residence: Columbine, for almost 40 years. Profession: Small business owner — my business has done everything from cash, … Read More
Q&A with Brian Watson, Republican candidate for state treasurer
City or town of residence: Denver Profession: Founder, chairman and CEO of Northstar Commercial Partners (real-estate investment … Read More
Q&A with Dave Young, Democratic candidate for state treasurer
City or town of residence: Greeley; born and grew up in Colorado Springs. Profession: Retired middle-school math teacher in Greeley … Read More
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