Clarence Smoyer, the unhelmeted soldier atop this T26E3 Pershing tank, was filmed by an Army newsreel photographer on March 6, 1945. (Courtesy of Ballantine Books)

A World War II tank gunner with a story to tell rolled into downtown Denver to pay respects to the general he revered

Gen. Maurice Rose, war hero and namesake of a local hospital, was killed weeks before the end of the war. To Cpl. Clarence Smoyer, his memory lives on.

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Denver school board unanimously backs curriculum redesign to highlight racially diverse narratives

The historic Know Justice Know Peace Resolution comes after over a year of work led by Denver Public Schools students, teachers and staff at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College

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Aurora working group presents draft plan to recruit and retain more teachers of color

This year, about 20% of Aurora's licensed staff members are employees of color — while 85% of the district's students are of color

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Two churches in Colorado granted exemption from state coronavirus guidelines

Denver Bible Church in Wheat Ridge and Community Baptist Church in Brighton filed a complaint in August against the state's mask mandate and limitations on indoor gatherings