How Colorado Is Trying to Stay Ahead of Evolving Transportation Technology

The state understands it can’t hope to outpace Silicon Valley, but it can outpace other states in adopting autonomous vehicles and hyperloop.

Supreme Court Will Hear 2 Cases Impacting State Government This Week

From the Tenth Amendment to the First, civil rights to states rights, a lot is at stake for state and local governments.

Colorado Is the 1st State to Warn Residents of CHIP’s Uncertain Future

The state only has enough money to keep the program operational until Jan. 31.

Movement to Make Broadband a Public Utility Gains Momentum in Colorado

Front Range communities like Longmont and Fort Collins have been on the front lines of an ongoing battle over improving internet speeds, access and reliability.

Reducing Isolation Among Denver’s Growing Senior Population

Instead of more services, our seniors needed better access to the services the city already provides.

Where Buying Marijuana Is Legal, But There’s Nowhere to Smoke It

Although some lawmakers have tried, no state legislature has yet carved out rules for cannabis lounges, cafes or tasting rooms.

Reducing Barriers to Shelter and Services in Denver

A cross-sector team sees a new way forward after being told by homeless that the current model was “fundamentally broken.”

Searching for Solutions After 14 Overdoses and One Death in a Library

A team in Colorado is leveraging cross-sector collaboration to connect members of the community to services that could save their lives.

An App for Citizens (or Health Inspectors) Frustrated With Finding Food Trucks

In an effort to resolve a government health code problem, they also found a way to empower businesses and citizens.

Why Some Cities Are Buying Trailer Parks

In Boulder, Colorado, and other places where affordable housing is scarce, city leaders are trying to preserve mobile home parks.

How to Rediscover ‘Heart and Soul’ in Small-Town America

While there are plenty of great civic engagement case studies out there, they’re not always specifically geared for smaller communities.

Colorado Ski Towns Look to Fund Mental Health Services by Taxing Pot

Idyllic locales sometimes stigmatize mental illness the most.

Radioactive Sludge Disposal Heats Up Oil and Gas Politics in Colorado

A “glitch” in state law has caused major heartburn for regulators.

Western Towns Try to Stop Hungry Bears From Causing Havoc

In bear country, cities and counties are trying to keep bears out of town by adopting ordinances that require residents to keep their trash secure.

Governors Back Bipartisan Senate Plan to Stabilize Health Markets

Three Republicans and two Democrats teamed up to urge the Senate to act quickly.

War on Opioids Moves to Veterinarians’ Offices

Some states are taking the war on opioids into veterinarians’ offices, aiming to prevent people who are addicted to opioids from using their pets to procure drugs for their own use.

Beyond Rooftops: States Move to Encourage Community Solar

Community solar can drastically expand the base of people and business that can access solar power. But regulating the evolving industry is tricky.

Looming Threat to 'Dreamers,' Immigration Crackdown Stokes Fears in Local Communities

In Colorado and elsewhere, thousands are looking toward the shadows: “People won’t be calling police when they’re victims of crime, and we’re already seeing that.”

Colorado’s First-in-the-Nation Risk-Limiting Audits Take Shape Ahead of 2017 Election

The state has had eight years to develop a secure election process that’s open source and easily replicable.