Chris Walker covers news and music as a staff writer at Westword. Prior to living in Denver, he spent two years bicycling across Eurasia, during which he wrote feature stories for VICE, NPR, Forbes, and The Atlantic. Read more of Chris's feature work and view his portfolio here.
4 days ago | Environment
A local civil rights attorney is filing a federal lawsuit on behalf of the Colorado River, hoping to establish "personhood" for the natural resource and its legal rights to exist, flourish and regenerate.
7 days ago | Activism
Documents reveal arrests of undocumented immigrations at courthouses in Denver are more common than anyone, including the City of Denver, suspected.
11 days ago | Immigration
Immigration enforcement is an especially contentious issue right now, and it should come as no surprise that Denver’s recent decision to pass an ordinance that limits the city’s cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement has divided Denv...
14 days ago | Immigration
When the ACLU of Colorado heard that Iraqi detainees being held inside Aurora’s immigrant detention center – a 1,500-bed facility run by the private prison company GEO Group – were being singled out and harassed by the facility’s guards, ACLU atto...
19 days ago | News
“The change in federal policy will not impact the Denver Police Department as it has no intention of requesting surplus military equipment,” says Doug Schepman, a DPD spokesman.
21 days ago | Immigration
The students came from schools all across Denver. Many marched miles from their respective campuses in long lines that stretched along streets and boulevards. Some chanted. Some held signs. But they were all headed to one location on Tuesday morni...