Fire stations, including this one in Lafayette, on March 15, 2019, are designated sites under Colorado's Safe Haven Law, which says a parent can drop off a baby within 72 hours of birth without fear of child abandonment charges. Infants must be handed to an employee. (Dana Coffield, The Colorado Sun)

It’s been legal to drop off newborns in Colorado since 2000, so why aren’t suspicious infant deaths declining?

From 2001-18, 64 infants have been handed over at fire stations and hospitals under the Safe Haven Law. Advocates say a new generation of teens doesn’t know the law exists

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Most money spent in the child welfare system comes after kids are in foster care. What if that’s backwards?

A multi-county, privately funded project aims to flip the system to prevent kids from needing services in the first place.

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“You would think it’s the opposite”: The average age of fatal avalanche victims is on the rise

The "terror management" theory suggests some older people take more risks as they confront mortality

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The 2020 battle to control Colorado’s state Senate is shaping up to be a big money election

Four super PACs tied to Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature and 2020 ballot committees reported millions in donations in the latest reports