Audree Edwards, a social worker with Northeast Colorado BOCES, works with a second-grader during a conflict resolution and self-awareness exercise in the computer lab at Haxtun School District in Haxtun earlier this month. Edwards works with students in three school districts. (Austin Humphreys, Special to The Colorado Sun)

No Colorado school districts meet federal safety standards for behavioral health staffing, investigation shows

A Colorado Sun investigation finds that despite clear connections between mental health and school shootings, far more funding goes to physical security measures

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The closure of Colorado coal-fired powerplants is freeing up water for thirsty cities

Large electricity generators use lots of water to cool their coal-fired plants. As those units shut down, expect to see battles heat up over how the massive amounts of water can be repurposed.

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Against uncertain backdrop, the tax overhaul backed by Colorado’s governor and state lawmakers limps ahead

Gov. Jared Polis announced a task force in January to study the state’s tax breaks, building on the General Assembly’s efforts, but it may stall