Income, race, geography and other factors contribute to wide disparities in health outcomes across our state. We report on how Colorado residents are impacted by these inequities, and what they're doing about it.

August 6, 2019
To Improve Access, Denver Public Library Ended Its Overdue Fines

A simple but powerful step has begun eliminating barriers to library access, especially among people who rely on library services the most.

July 31, 2019
Removing a “Lifelong Scarlet Letter”

A new Colorado law aims to remove the stigma of past criminal convictions for people seeking employment.

July 24, 2019
The Unintended Effects of Sex Offender Registries

If you live in a low-income neighborhood, you’re much more likely to live near a registered sex offender. Here’s why.

July 16, 2019
Unequal Access to Parks in Denver Has Roots in History

Discriminatory housing policies contributed to today’s disparities in access to green space and playgrounds.

July 9, 2019
What It Actually Takes to Make Ends Meet in Colorado

A new analysis reveals that more than a quarter of Colorado households don’t earn enough to meet basic needs.

July 2, 2019
Why Safeways Keep Closing in Colorado

Dozens of Safeway and Albertsons grocery stores have closed in recent years, leaving food deserts behind. The company’s private equity owners may be to blame. 

June 20, 2019
Who Belongs Here?

Andrea Cristina Mercado, executive director of the New Florida Majority, spoke in Denver about a question that animates political debate as much as it does our own experiences.

June 18, 2019
Advocates Outraged Over Transgender Housing Rule

A recently proposed rule would allow transgender people to be turned away from federally funded homeless shelters.

June 10, 2019
Why Some Neighborhoods Gentrify and Others Don’t

A Colorado researcher identifies factors that put some communities at risk for rapid, often unsustainable development.

May 30, 2019
Is 2019 a Turning Point for Tenant Rights?

Coloradans who rent housing have long faced significant challenges and obstacles to avoiding eviction or displacement. New state legislation and community efforts are hoping to change that.