Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, second from left, hugs his decades-old Jansport backpack he used as a geologist as he stands with Rico Pasqualini, JanSport president, third from left, at an event in a Denver park in August. (John Frank, The Colorado Sun)

How the “outdoor voter” has emerged as a potentially potent political force in Colorado

The outdoor industry chose Colorado as one of four states to plant a flag in the 2018 election

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High school can be rough. These Colorado teens are making it easier for their peers to get help.

In a state with an alarming youth suicide rate and a persistent hunger for prevention strategies, the vouchers represent a student-driven effort to broaden access to mental health services

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Colorado gun stores still sell high-capacity magazines despite 2013 law banning them

Magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition are still being sold in Colorado. Legislators thought that they banned them, but gun store employees describe a loophole in the law.

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Colorado cities want to embrace “gentle density” of granny flats, but they’re hitting speed bumps

Could accessory dwelling units — no matter what you call them — ease Colorado's urban housing crisis and help homeowners navigate gentrification?