Refugees and asylum seekers in the Trump administration

June 20, 2019

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Mike Coffman on historical trends and the 2018 election

May 15, 2019

Former Congressman Mike Coffman sat in a crowded coffee shop in Aurora, Colorado. He waved to his past constituents, and potential new voters in the city that he’s attempting to become Mayor of. He sipped on a warm tea and remarked on his understanding of the historical trends that experts...

Higher rent but desirable living

May 1, 2019

Beau Burris is the owner of Burris Real Estate in Boulder. For the past 13 years he has been buying and managing properties on The Hill. His business is a personal investment and he takes pride in offering students comfortable, luxurious living. Burris grew up in Boulder and went to...

Students define consent after university sexual assault protest

April 29, 2019

On March 18, students gathered at the University Memorial Center to demand that the University of Colorado, Boulder take more action to investigate students who are accused of rape or sexual assault. This protest came after CU student, Zachary Roper, was charged with 2 counts of sexual assault on March...

Game of Loans: The battle continues

April 23, 2019

Aaron Barazza is a senior at the University of Colorado Boulder majoring in biochemistry. The out- of- state student from Roswell, New Mexico, hopes to do research after graduation in 2020. Briannah Hill is a Colorado native from the neighborhood of Stapleton. She is an ethnic studies major with a...

Taking the Lede

Sept. 14, 2017

In the spring and summer of 2015, CU News Corps students worked on a documentary film titled “Taking the Lede.” The 45-minute film tells the stories of Colorado high school journalists who have covered difficult stories during times of crisis; who have done ground-breaking investigative work that brought the Pentagon’s...

What Denver police can learn from Seattle’s de-escalation policy

May 17, 2017

Last January, the Denver Police Department re-drafted its use-of-force policy in an attempt to better meet community standards for policing. Unfortunately, the department’s efforts fell short of the public’s expectations on several levels. Courtesy photo Perhaps the biggest issue was the complaint by groups who said they felt left out...

The Thin Blue Veil

May 17, 2017

Why is it so hard to get police records in Colorado? On the night of January 15, 2015, Aurora Police Department officers shot and killed Kavonda Payton. Denver police on patrol downtown during 2008 Democratic National Convention. Local news reports from the Denver Post and 7News covered the shooting the...

Prosecuting Cops: A Lawyer’s Perspective

May 17, 2017

This piece is the opinion of its author, an attorney and a journalist It is extremely rare for Colorado law enforcement to be charged with a crime after shooting people in the line of duty. Colorado's Supreme Court Building On June 23, 2016, a jury convicted former Rocky Ford police...


‘Suicide by Cop’ an increasing burden for police who are threatened by armed citizens

May 17, 2017

One October morning in 2016, Brandon Simmons walked up to the Champions Center on the University of Colorado Boulder campus wielding a 31-inch machete. Stock image He approached the building and scribbled a bevy of words on car windows—”murder,” “disrespect,” “cursing thy father’s name,” “judgment,” The Boulder Daily Camera reported...