A memorial for 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, who was killed when two of his peers allegedly opened fire in STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019, sits in the lawn of the school. Two students are accused in the rampage that also wounded eight students. Castillo and two other students tackled one of the alleged shooters. (John Leyba, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado learned the danger of glamorizing shooters. Does lionizing student heroes also carry risks?

After two high-profile cases of students fighting back and dying, psychologists warn a shift in school safety could have dangerous ripple effects

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Doctors fear for their families as they battle coronavirus with not enough protection

There's a growing chorus of American health care workers who say they’re battling the virus with far too little armor as shortages force them to reuse personal protective equipment, known as PPE, or rely on homemade substitutes. Sometimes they must even go without protection altogether.

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Colorado expands emergency child care coverage to include grocery, construction workers

The announcement came after two groups representing grocery and food processing workers urged Gov. Jared Polis and other state officials to give such workers the same kinds of protections available to frontline health workers

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Colorado drops school-day minimums, won’t make districts recoup time lost to coronavirus shutdown

Districts across the state are grappling with how to handle online instruction. Colorado Department of Education says keeping kids learning is more important than worrying about meeting traditional metrics, like hitting 160 days of instruction.