Last month, two new reports on Colorado's prison system urged officials to get smarter in how they spend precious tax dollars -- specifically, in how they classify and monitor high-risk offenders, while figuring out which inmates are more in need of rehab than expensive cell time. Now, a pilot pro ... More >>
There was a time in the mid-1990s when Dorothy Rupert, then a state senator from Boulder, made a point out of touring every prison in Colorado. No easy feat, since at the time the state had the fastest-growing corrections system in the country. "I was just appalled at the rapid growth," Rupert recal ... More >>
It's 2006 all over again. That was the year that Coloradans passed a constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. It was also the year when lieutenant governor candidate Janet Rowland, when discussing same-sex marriage, uttered this: "Do we allow a man to marry ... More >>
While (appropriately) pouring over glasses of ice water at their meeting this morning, the members of the Denver Water Board voted unanimously to support a 5.5 percent hike in the city's water rates. After four months of public discussion, the decision comes as a direct result of analysis indicating ... More >>
It may be "giddyup" time for John Hickenlooper, but his announcement that he does not plan to resign as Denver mayor in order to run for Colorado governor put a major "whoa" on all the dark horses already preparing for a run at the top slot at City Hall. And that's a good thing. Here's why: ... More >>
Quit horsing around, Bob Beauprez!
Russell's next jam may not be as def as expected.
A long-awaited Hip-Hop Summit looks like the real deal.
The Mayor's Race
Feud for Thought May 1, 2003
The candidates are spit-shining their images, trying to prove that, really, they're not all the same person.
When pollsters start dialing the denizens of a small city, it's all Opie gone bad.
Strategic talk about winning Denver's most coveted seat.
It takes more than money to make a mayor. You have to know your way around Colfax, when to cry Republican and how to handle a drag queen.
January 16, 2003
From the week of August 29, 2002
There's nothing intelligent about the way the DPD kept its spy files.
Loose laws have turned Denver into an easy place for hookers to do business, but the fun's about to end.
Colorado keeps an extensive list of suspected child abusers, but is anyone checking it twice?
For the locked-out founder of Eulipions, the play’s still the thing.
In the special election for a new District 8 City Councilman, the field is wide open -- just like all those empty lots.
As the turks of Denver's black politics grow old, what's to be made of their legacy?
The meter ran out on this DIA concessionaire.