Six Emerge Colorado graduates entered the Colorado Legislative Session this week. From left: Rep. Jessie Danielson-HD 24, Rep. Daneya Esgar-HD 46, Rep. Leslie Herod-HD 8, Rep. Dominique Jackson-HD 42, Rep. Faith Winter-HD 35, Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet-HD 30.
—Photo Courtesy of Emerge Colorado
Election Night 2016 unleashed a kaleidoscope of human emotion. For many American women, it was a complex stew of utter deflation and a primal provocation of empowerment. As they processed Donald Trump’s unexpected win, women who sent their votes elsewhere asked themselves: What now?
January 13 2017, 1:00 PM
Construction cranes are spotted across the Denver skyline. Photo by Erin Skarda
In our January profile of incoming House speaker Crisanta Duran, I wrote that in 2017, the veteran legislator's to-do list included her intention to "craft legislation that's as bipartisan as possible."
It didn't take long to test that projection. On the first day of the new legislative...
January 13 2017, 10:30 AM
The real action is happening outside this room. Courtesy of Flickr.
If 2016 taught us anything, it’s that pretty much everything in America—our political parties, electoral system (from polling to voting), physical infrastructure, economy, and attitudes about any number of societal issues—desperately needs a makeover.
This may be truest of all when it comes to...
December 23 2016, 10:30 AM
—Photo by Matt Nager
On an unseasonably warm afternoon this past October, about 100 people are gathered in the airy foyer of the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building for the annual Latinas LEAD Launch and Power Summit, which celebrates the accomplishments of Hispanic women who live in the region. Minutes before her...
Illustration by Serge Bloch
If there’s one thing we can agree on, it’s that the 2016 election was particularly bruising. In an attempt to bring a sense of togetherness to the Colorado state Legislature’s first session of 2017, which starts on January 11, we asked the three incumbents who lost their seats to offer some advice...
Boulder City Council formally recognized Nablus, a Palestinian city in the West Bank, as its eighth sister city in a 7–2 vote on Tuesday evening, after a long and contentious process that has spanned nearly three years.
In 2013, the Council voted against the project (6–3) after an emotional,...
December 14 2016, 2:50 PM
Charlie Jones (left) and Tre Carolina emcee “Stand Together, Break the Silence” on November 18, 2016 at Manual High School. Courtesy of Brother Jeff
On the evening of November 18, about 60 people met in the Writing Center at Manual High School to ponder the fate of a nation. “Stand Together, Break the Silence” was a gathering of students, educators, and friends who’d spent the previous 10 days digesting the surprising results of the...
December 6 2016, 3:30 PM
Although one big story of the 2016 election was how the GOP has run up surprisingly dominant numbers from the White House down to the state level, Colorado remains an outlier to this trend. That's because a new generation of Centennial State voters shifted party allegiances this year, with...
December 1 2016, 2:35 PM