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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Colorado farmers hopeful as revised free-trade deal with Mexico and Canada approved

The new North American deal will have greater impact on Colorado’s agriculture than the recently approved deal with China

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The people’s projector: Denver’s D&F Tower converted to artists’ canvas by “Night Lights” installation

Animations will roll over the 16th Street Mall landmark in “permanent” installation designed to spark thought provoking moments for as long as a decade.

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A Colorado-born tale of the zombie apocalypse details a feast of the undead — with a side of ethics

Philosopher/educator Bryan Hall, a dedicated horror fan, coaxes us to re-examine what’s moral, deal with evolving zombies and consider an upside-down political landscape