Dustin Maclean walks with his daughter to a Halloween party last week in Denver. Maclean found out this year that he had a 4-year-old daughter after the girl was the subject of a child abuse and neglect case. (Marvin Anani, Special to The Colorado Sun)

In Denver child welfare cases, the father isn’t “John Doe” anymore. And now more kids facing abuse are in permanent homes.

New efforts to find the biological fathers of abused children in Denver have increased the likelihood those kids find permanent homes

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Gov. Polis prioritizes education in first budget request, but Democratic lawmakers are skeptical

Democratic budget writers worry the money for full-day kindergarten isn’t sustainable. And they want money for transportation

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U.S. Forest Service has built a wild horse pen that could allow it to sell the animals for slaughter

The U.S. Forest Service, however, denies claims by horse advocates it has made up its mind to sell the more than 250 horses for slaughter

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Pueblo is about to elect its first mayor in decades. Will this be the solution the city is looking for?

Nick Gradisar and Steve Nawrocki, both longtime fixtures in Pueblo politics, are running to be the city’s first mayor in roughly six decades