A combined SWAT team waits outside the middle school entrance at STEM School Highlands Ranch after a shooting that killed one and wounded eight students. The shooting required the services of law enforcement across the Denver metro area, as well as the services of 79 fire department units, approximately 148 fire and medical personnel and three medical helicopters. (John Leyba, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Kendrick Castillo didn’t hesitate when a gunman burst into his high school classroom. “He went down as a hero.”

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Michael Bennet proposes a $1 trillion climate change fund, wants net-zero U.S. emissions by 2050

Bennet, who is running for president in 20202, said he tried to design the plan so any subsequent Republican administrations could not easily overturn his actions

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Sunriser: Colorado’s 20,669 gun deaths / Mushrooms as medicine in Denver? / Severe abortion law failed in Colorado (for now) / much more

Gun-storage laws are in the conversation after the STEM School shooting, plus the latest and greatest stories from around the state.

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Will Colorado follow other states in enacting a gun-storage law after the STEM School shooting? Those conversations are happening

Democratic state legislators in Colorado are looking at ways to prevent guns from getting into the hands of those who shouldn’t have them, especially children