Denver's Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center, also known as the downtown jail, photographed on March 18, 2019. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

From bail reform to restoring voting rights and sealing records, Colorado’s criminal justice system is getting a makeover

A slate of bills making their way through the Colorado legislature would keep people out of jail, reduce penalties for some crimes and remove barriers for offenders once they are released from prison. Many of the measures have bipartisan support, but In some cases law enforcement want the brakes pumped.

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Deaths of at least 32 Colorado nursing home, senior living center residents linked to coronavirus

Six people have died of COVID-19 complications at Centennial Healthcare Center in Greeley alone. Four others from one Littleton assisted-living center, Libby Bortz, also have died.

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Memory figures into most of Carter Wilson’s novels. This one tackles it head on.

In "The Dead Girl in 2A," the author also wanted to have the Colorado mountains figure prominently in the final act of his thriller

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Strangers on a plane: A man, a woman and a mutually intense feeling that they’ve met before

In "The Dead Girl in 2A," author Carter Wilson introduces the protagonists of a dark thriller in which we also learn of an unseen character behind their meeting