Megan Schrader

State Government Reporter

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Youth Lockups: Family of missing girl says juvenile system is 'train-wrecked'

By: The Gazette

A Falcon family's 17-year-old daughter escaped from the Betty K. Marler Youth Services Center in Lakewood on July 25.

She's still missing.

The girl, who was serving a one- to two-year sentence for...

Youth Lockups: Trouble behind bars in Colorado Springs

By: Megan Schrader, Debbie Kelley and Maria St. Louis-Sanchez - The Gazette

Last summer, Fabian Quintana spent 22 days isolated in a cell, often for 23 hours a day, at Spring Creek Youth Corrections Facility in Colorado Springs.

He was 14 years old.

"I was kind of losing my...

Colorado Supreme Court hears arguments on both sides of judicial branch records debate


DENVER - Several attorneys and a lawmaker urged Colorado Supreme Court justices Thursday to err on the side of transparency as they finalize rules to govern access to administrative records within the judicial...

Free legal clinic in Colorado Springs to help clear criminal records


A free clinic this weekend in Colorado Springs aims to help people seal or expunge their criminal and juvenile records.

"What we know is the two biggest impediments to people getting back on their feet once...

Watch group files complaint against Klingenschmitt, politician is unfazed


DENVER - A fledgling government watch group filed a complaint this week asking the Colorado Secretary of State to investigate the operations of Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt's nonprofit Pray in Jesus Name Ministries,...

Pikes Peak region lawmaker wants more transparency in Colorado judicial branch


Financial and other records in Colorado's judicial branch are not open for public scrutiny under Colorado law, but that's something the assistant House minority leader hopes to change.

Rep. Polly Lawrence,...

Colorado complaint claims humane society fundraising campaign is deceptive


DENVER - A national dog fight has come to Colorado, or maybe it's more like a hog fight.

An official complaint was lodged against the Humane Society of the United States with the Colorado Secretary of...

Summit looks to expand resources for El Paso County veterans


DENVER - A Veterans Summit hosted by four El Paso County lawmakers next week aims to match former service members with state resources available to them while also trying to identify shortcomings in the...