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

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

Stephanie Cook, CU News Corps

May 17, 2017No Comments

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 le...

President’s law-and-order stance carries dangerous potential

President’s law-and-order stance carries dangerous potential

Katy Canada, CU News Corps

May 17, 2017No Comments

This piece is the opinion of its author Soul Ashemu wants the Denver Police to stop murdering black youth in his community. The CEO of Soul Progressive, a Denver-based movement rooted in progressive politics, took to Faceboo...

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

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

Halina North, CU News Corps

May 17, 2017No Comments

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. He approached the building and scribbled a bevy of words on car windows...

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Life in the Shadows

Life in the Shadows

Kaley LaQuea, CU News Corps

May 10, 2016No Comments

*Author’s note: Italicized portions are based on case studies from victim advocate counselors. Names have been changed to protect the persons involved. Marisa Raygoza let out a heavy sigh. “"his is a very sad topic." ...

A Visit from the Neighbors

A Visit from the Neighbors

Mollie Putzig, CU News Corps

May 9, 2016No Comments

A shout rang out: “I am not a criminal!” A door slams. A man is curled in a ball on the floor. A woman in the audience cries. It’s the last night the cast of “Do You Know Who I Am?” gathers to publicly tell their...

Incarcerating the Innocent

Incarcerating the Innocent

David Cook, CU News Corps

May 9, 2016No Comments

In this investigative audio piece, CU News Corps' David Cook examines detention centers used to house undocumented U.S. immigrants, like the facility in Aurora, Colorado. While few know of the conditions these immigrants...

Ethiopians in Colorado

Ethiopians in Colorado

Anja Semanco and Lindsay Hahn

May 9, 2016No Comments

This story is told in a few paragraphs, a motion graphic, an audio story and an exhaustive timeline. Enjoy. Colorado is home to a large population of Ethiopian immigrants. Nearly 30,000 live in the Denver Metro area alo...

Eastern dreams meet Western realities: Portraits of Bangladeshi immigrants

Eastern dreams meet Western realities: Portraits of Bangladeshi immigrants

Deepan Dutta, CU News Corps Reporter

May 9, 2016No Comments

In 1974, Kayes Ahmed got on a one-way flight out of Bangladesh to begin an indefinite self-imposed exile from the country he fought to free.  All he had was a little money, a lot of ambition, and a keen survival instinct. In 1987,...

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Fact Check: Coffman claim that Carroll “never really stood up to a Democrat” misleads

Fact Check: Coffman claim that Carroll “never really stood up to a Democrat” misleads

Deepan Dutta, CU News Corps

November 7, 2016No Comments

On Oct. 12, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) faced off against his Democratic challenger for the 6th Congressional District, former state Sen. Morgan Carroll, for the second of three debates before the election. Early in ...

Fact Check: Tipton’s statements on public land management are misleading

Fact Check: Tipton’s statements on public land management are misleading

Cay Leytham-Powell, CU News Corps

November 7, 2016No Comments

In the most recent debate, Rep. Scott Tipton argued with Democratic challenger Gail Schwartz in defense of his record with the U.S. House of Representatives on public land management. While his statements, made mostly in...

Fact Check: Glenn’s statements about Bennet and health care check out

Fact Check: Glenn’s statements about Bennet and health care check out

Hannah Mullaney, CU News Corps

November 7, 2016No Comments

In August, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn met with El Paso County Commissioners to pass a resolution opposing Amendment 69. In a press release put out later that day by the Committee to Elect Darryl Glenn, the former Marine states:...

Fact Check: Boulder soda tax unlikely to be incredible burden on small businesses

Fact Check: Boulder soda tax unlikely to be incredible burden on small businesses

Crystal L. Eilerman, CU News Corps

November 7, 2016No Comments

This November, Boulder voters will decide on initiative 2H, a citizens’ initiative to impose a tax of 2 cents per ounce on distributors who bring sugar-sweetened beverage products into the city of Boulder for retail sale. Stop...

Fact Check: ColoradoCareYES advertisement needs context

Fact Check: ColoradoCareYES advertisement needs context

Crystal L. Eilerman, CU News Corps

November 1, 2016No Comments

A new ColoradoCareYES advertisement in support of Amendment 69 gets some facts right, but sends a misleading message. The ad, called “Do the Math,” claims: “Colorado’s health insurance rates are set to increase by up to 40%. But Bob & Susan could save $1400 ...

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Explanatory multimedia reporting from CU Boulder journalism students
Explanatory multimedia reporting from CU Boulder journalism students