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Alayna Alvarez
8 hours ago - News

Colorado DAs launch public dashboard to build trust, address disparities

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

District attorneys across Colorado are taking steps to provide more transparency to the public about how their offices prosecute alleged criminals.

Driving the news: A bipartisan group of eight Colorado district attorneys, including Denver's, unveiled online dashboards this month with case data ranging from defendant demographics and bond decisions to sentencing details and ultimate outcomes.

John Frank
8 hours ago - News

Colorado's labor protections pushed by Democrats lauded in new report

Data: Oxfam America; Map: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

Colorado's recent push to boost worker rights is earning accolades from labor advocates.

State of play: A new report from Oxfam America, which advocates for unionization and worker protections, ranks Colorado the 9th best state in the nation to work.

How a Colorado-based lab is helping Puerto Rico's energy grid

An aerial photo taken on Sept. 20 showing a flooded area in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, after the the power went out in the wake of Hurricane Fiona. Photo: AFP via Getty Images

Amid recovery efforts following a recent deadly hurricane, Colorado's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is studying how to improve Puerto Rico's power infrastructure by moving it toward sustainable energy.

Details: NREL, based in Golden, is leading a multi-agency group that's studying how to redesign the island's infrastructure to make it more resilient.

The Broncos offense is a hot mess

Russell Wilson attempts a run on Sept. 25 during the first half against the San Francisco 49ers at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver. Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

For a Super Bowl-winning quarterback, Russell Wilson hasn't looked like much of a champion to start his first season in Denver.

Driving the news: Despite little offensive spark, the Broncos are somehow 2-1, pulling off back-to-back wins at Empower Field at Mile High.

John Frank
Sep 26, 2022 - News

What to know about Colorado's "precarious" economy

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Two new forecasts offer a cautionary outlook on the direction of Colorado's economy after years of sustained growth.

State of play: Greg Sobetski, the Legislature's chief economist, called the current economic landscape "precarious" in a recent presentation to lawmakers.

Alayna Alvarez
Sep 26, 2022 - News

Colorado rural murder mystery gets renewed attention

Marjorie Fithian and her son, Sage. Photo courtesy of the Weld County Sheriff's Office

One of Colorado's coldest murder cases is drawing new interest.

Why it matters: The renewed spotlight on the mysterious and gruesome killing could help detectives finally crack the case and bring closure to the victim's family.

Brianna Crane
Sep 26, 2022 - News

Denver ranks 9th most expensive metro for renters

Data: Dwellsy; Chart: Axios Visuals/Axios

Denver is among the most expensive cities in the country for renters, per the latest report from rental company Dwellsy.

Why it matters: Already expensive rents have grown pricier in 2022, making it tougher for people to afford housing.

Play this game to draw Denver neighborhoods and test your knowledge

Illustration: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

Have you ever gotten into an argument about where RiNo actually begins? Or which streets make up the East Colfax neighborhood?

  • We have! And if you're like us, you're going to love this neighborhood drawing game from Axios.