Government

Colorado paying millions for unneeded private prisons

Colorado paying millions for unneeded private prisons

4 / March 10, 2013 7:00 AM

Colorado’s governor and legislature quietly agreed last year to pay millions to a private prison company for cells the state would not need. Rep. Cheri Gerou, who headed the legislature’s Joint Budget Committee at the time, said the deal was negotiated in the governor’s office.

Colorado could close two to 10 more prisons

Colorado could close two to 10 more prisons

2 / January 27, 2013 8:00 AM

Colorado’s prison population is diminishing so quickly that the state could close two to 10 prisons in the coming 18 months. Reasons for the drop in prison populations are simple: The state felony crime rate dropped by a third from 2002 to 2011. Deciding which facilities to close is, however, is a complicated proposition

Michelle Obama makes campaign stops in Centennial and Pueblo

Michelle Obama makes campaign stops in Centennial and Pueblo

0 / June 20, 2012 5:24 PM

First Lady fires up volunteers in Colorado, a critical swing state in the presidential election

Mother of four facing deportation after traffic stop in Arapahoe County

Mother of four facing deportation after traffic stop in Arapahoe County

57 / August 30, 2011 6:11 PM

Watch Jeanette Vizguerra’s story, comment and make your best case for a change in immigration law

Clinics work to shed past image and prepare for 1 million patients

Clinics work to shed past image and prepare for 1 million patients

1 / August 15, 2011 11:25 AM

Community health clinics are not the medical equivalent of a dingy DMV office – with long lines and spotty service. 131 Colorado clinics are preparing to double the number of primary care patients and fill demand for additional medical staff over the next few years — while busting that stereotype

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