Lu Lo Coco and spouse Chris Lo Coco, who both use they/them pronouns, at dinner in Boulder this month. Lu said health care never felt more unfair than when their insurance company paid for adult braces but refused to pay for testosterone so that Lu could transition to a nonbinary gender. (Jennifer Brown, The Colorado Sun)

While the Trump administration backtracks, Colorado is plowing forward on transgender rights

State reforms were propelled in Colorado by advocates who accuse the federal government of “erasing” trans people

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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.