Brianna Lennon, Dominique Mallard, Giselle Bernhardt and Devonisha Bugarin practice their testimony ahead of a hearing on the Foster Youth Sibling Bill of Rights. The young women are part of a generation of former foster youth who are making their voices heard in politics. (Jennifer Brown, Colorado Sun)

Former Colorado foster youth make themselves heard for “sibling bill of rights,” driver’s license bill

The two proposed bills are the result of a generation of foster youth who are louder than any before them

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More poverty, fewer federal dollars: Suburban Denver schools face hard choices about who gets cut off

Large districts like Aurora, Jeffco, and Cherry Creek are among those grappling with how to serve more schools with higher percentages of students living in poverty

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97-year-old Colorado Springs man, one of the last surviving USS Arizona crew members, dies

Stratton was one of the survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese aerial attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii. More than 1,100 crew members died on the battleship.