The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters in north Denver hears from one or two construction workers nearly every day complaining of wage theft. The union helps workers file claims with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and is part of a coalition asking the state for stronger laws to crack down on wage theft and labor trafficking. (Jennifer Brown, Colorado Sun)

Opinion: Criminalizing wage theft is only one step in the right direction

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State lawmaker from southeast Colorado dies after long battle with cancer

Lewis, who was battling cancer for a third time, died at home on her ranch in Las Animas County