A section of southeast Colorado Springs suffered more gun deaths than any other part of Colorado over the last dozen years. This is the story of that neighborhood.
Investigative Journalism Institute
The I-News Investigative Journalism Institute allows young journalists to think like investigative reporters, figure out how to root out the deeper story, analyze relevant data, conduct interviews and turn it all into a multimedia package. Learn more about this week-long experience on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder.
LOSING GROUND: Minority gains made during the 1960s and 1970s have eroded with time, an I-News Network analysis of six decades of demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau found. In other categories, the gaps between whites and minorities have steadily widened since 1960. Read the I-News four part project covering Colorado’s minorities, the disintegrating [...]
A Remarkable Change: Youth and Adult Diabetes
Almost every week across Colorado, a child is diagnosed with a potentially deadly disease that used to occur only in adults. In the past two decades, the degenerative disease suddenly began showing up in children.
Colorado’s Wildfire Red Zone
The number of wildfires in Colorado has exploded during the past decade. So has the number of people living in high-risk fire zones. And public policies for dealing with both actually risk making the state’s fire danger even worse.
Under Siege: Colorado Schools and Marijuana
An investigation by the I-News Network shows the number of drug violations reported by Colorado’s K-12 schools have increased 45 percent in the past four years, even as the combined number of all other violations has fallen. (JOE MAHONEY/THE I-NEWS NETWORK)
Online K-12 schools in Colorado
Online Schools: The state board of education toughened online school standards after I-News revealed that Colorado taxpayers spend $100 million a year on online schools that are largely failing their elementary and high school students. (Photo by Joe Mahoney/The I-News Network)
Colorado air traffic safety concerns soar
I-News has analyzed 10 years’ worth of federal air safety reports and found that Colorado’s air traffic controllers reported more serious safety concerns last year than they had in the previous five years combined. (JOE MAHONEY/THE I-NEWS NETWORK)
Privacy Laws Prevent Sex Assault Investigations
An investigation of sexual assault on college campuses in Colorado found that across the state, the number of assaults that colleges reveal to the public is often just a fraction of those that are known to campus officials.
U Visas: An in-depth look
Immigration: A little-known federal visa program encourages illegal immigrants to help prosecute criminals. But discrepancies in how the visas are requested and approved mean the intent of the law may be undermined, and could put the public at risk. (DECCIO LIZZARDY SERRANO/Special to THE I-NEWS NETWORK)
Long Term Care
Home or Nursing Home: Some Colorado residents sought to help disabled neighbors live independently and save tax dollars after I-News found that thousands of disabled Coloradans could live independently – and less expensively – if tax dollars were spent on home care instead of nursing homes. (Photo by Joe Mahoney/The I-News Network)
Medical Marijuana & the Black Market
Medical Marijuana: A loophole in Colorado’s medical marijuana rules means thousands of pounds of surplus marijuana are left to feed the black market here and in neighboring states, an I-News investigation found. (PHOTO BY MICHAEL KODAS/Special to THE I-NEWS NETWORK)
The Afterlife of Electronics
E-Waste: State law was changed after I-News uncovered dangerous and illegal treatment of hazardous electronic waste unknown even to regulators. I-News found government surplus auctions are feeding the global trade in toxic electronic waste – both abroad and in Colorado. (Photo by Joe Mahoney/The I-News Network)