Crews at Alpine's Altogether Recycling go through their daily process of sorting through mountains of recyclable materials on July 20, 2018 in Denver. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Coloradans produced a record 9.3 million tons of trash last year. Only 12 percent of it was recycled.

Colorado's recycling rate has flat lined at about a third of the national average

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What’s Working: Will Colorado become the nation’s precedent for extended benefits?

Plus: More small business grants, a D.C. update and how to move to PUA

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Laurie Marr Wasmund watched a single volume of her historical novel mushroom into a trilogy

The author of "To Walk Humbly" mixed Colorado's real-life heroes and villains of the 1920s with fictional characters in this final installment of the White Winter Trilogy

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In “To Walk Humbly,” a historical novel, the Ku Klux Klan’s influence is on display

Author Laurie Marr Wasmund invokes 1920s Denver landmarks in an excerpt where the Klan appeals to the business interests of prospective members