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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 … more

ICE detainee in viral video faces sixth deportation

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 … more

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 … more

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 … more

Hundreds of unaffiliated voters in Arapahoe County have voted incorrectly in primary

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. … more

Brothers had thousands of child-pornography files, officer says

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 … more

Douglas County chosen for study on youth suicide prevention

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 … more

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 … more

Castle Rock Band gets ready to rock Independence Day

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 … more

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. … more

Starting a creative fire at Benchmark

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 … more

If you try to be cool, you’re getting colder

Whenever I am facing something I am unable to resolve on my own, I ask, “What would Lincoln do?” Abraham Lincoln is my guidepost, my lighthouse, my lodestar. “The Springfield Redbird” is what … more

The customer is not always right, but still is always the customer

There is a very common saying in business, “The customer is always right.” It may be very common, but it is not always true. What is true is this, “The customer is not always right, but the … more

Rocky Flats: The refuge with a radioactive past

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believes that wildlife refuges ensure that future generations will always have an outdoor place to enjoy nature. But some people won’t set foot on Rocky Flats … more

How to make financial plans for second half of 2018

No amount of bad news would upset the market in 2017. Even January 2018 appeared to be on a track to the moon, and then the long-awaited correction hits. This took the equities market down a few … more

Compulsive video-game playing deemed a mental health problem

For video game addicts, it might soon be “game over.” In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the World Health Organization said June 18 that compulsively playing video games … more

Broncos haven't given up on Paxton Lynch

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 … more

Creative Coloradans get their due in book awards

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 … more

Cherry Creek Arts Festival returns for three-day run

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 … more
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