Yesterday in Arizona, convicted murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood was executed...very slowly. Wood reportedly gasped for breath for nearly two hours as witnesses watched before finally expiring. This is hardly the first botched execution, as is clear from the following roster, first published last year. ... More >>
At 10 a.m. in the State Capitol, capital punishment opponents, including Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett, will commemorate World Day to End the Death Penalty. Among other things, the event is scheduled to feature "reflections of the death penalty's biased and unjust application." But what abo ... More >>
About this time last year, we shared a collection of the top ten speed traps in Denver -- our second annual list culled from the most recent entries on Speedtrap.org, at site at which those who've been trapped attempt to prevent others from being similarly ensnared. Once again, it's time for an upd ... More >>
Capitol punishment has made plenty of news in Colorado lately, thanks to a failed attempt to ban the practice and 18th Judicial District DA George Brauchler's pledge to seek seek the death penalty against accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes. But what about when executions go wrong? CU Profe ... More >>
This week's cover story, "The Happiest Man on Death Row," examines the 1939 execution of Joe Arridy, a Pueblo man with an IQ of 46, for a murder he probably didn't commit -- and the twenty-year battle by author Robert Perske to clear his name. Although the miscarriage of justice in Arridy's case is ... More >>
As of last year, there were more than 1,500 unsolved homicides in Colorado as tracked by Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons. On numerous entries, the group's website includes photos and personal stories of victims. Below are ten from the Denver area. See them below, arranged from the m ... More >>
Western Art Gallery on the fifth floor of the Denver Central Library
Pictorial photos at Gallery Roach are not so different from the DPL's archaeological shots.
Union Station's past will have a major impact on its future.
A judge may force Colorado to take care of its homeless mentally ill population.
Patrick Gourley has seen enough death from AIDS. Now itís time for rebirth.
Andy Polt has released six albums during his career. Too bad he doesn't have a roof over his head.
Mildred Bennett's lost her home, but she's got a $35,000 consolation prize.
A pioneering urban couple battles to keep LoDo livable.
Developers lure Denver municipal workers to the sticks.
Vince Cissell focuses on staying alive in the much-changed ambulance industry.
An appellate court rules that sealed records in a malpractice settlement may be viewed.
For forty years, the La Paz 12 has called this card table home.
The anti-crime Weed and Seed program is leaving behind a lot of scorn and thorns in Denver neighborhoods.
The state pours millions of dollars--and controversial social theory--into a prison for mentally ill felons.
There are 14,000 employees in the naked city--and Denver wants to keep tabs on all of them.
Heather Smith's tribulations included not only Tom Luther's assault, but also attacks by insurance companies and their lawyers.
Denver General gets ready to launch a downscale marketing campaign.
DENVER'S PARAMEDICS TRY--AND FAIL--TO BAIL OUT OF THE CITY'S HEALTH AGENCY.
THINGS YOU DID IN DENVER WHILE YOU WERE STOPPED DEAD IN TRAFFIC ON THE WAY TO DIA.
AS AIDS FUNDS SHRINK, SO DOES ACCESS TO A DRUG THAT COMBATS BLINDNESS.
LAWMAKERS NEAR THE END OF A PAINFUL JOURNEY TOWARD LANDMARK TRAUMA-CARE LEGISLATION.
CRAMPED CONDITIONS AND STAFFING SHORTAGES HAVE DENVER'S DEPUTIES FEELING INSECURE ABOUT SAFETY AT CITY HALL.
AT DEATH'S DOOR, AIDS DOCTOR ADAM MYERS BATTLES TO POSTPONE THE INEVITABLE.WHERE THERE'S HOPE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST AIDS, DR. ADAM MYERS MEASURES VICTORY ONE DAY AT A TIME.
CITY BUREAUCRATS SEE THE SPECTER OF DIA IN A GLITCH-RIDDEN "RECLASSIFICATION" PROJECT.
IF HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS, GEORGIA CAVEN ALREADY MEETS THE CITY'S RESIDENCY RULE.SAINT ELSEWHERE THIS NURSE TOOK A JOB NO ONE IN DENVER WANTED. BUT SHE MAY NOT GET TO KEEP IT.
RELAX, DENVER. BATMAN'S ON THE JOB--WHEN HE ISN'T SINGING.
LANCE CLEM, FORMER HEAD OF THE GOVERNOR'S AIDS COUNCIL, CLAIMS A DISPUTE OVER FEDERAL FUNDS COST HIM HIS JOB.