William Wei, the Colorado state historian, inside the History Colorado Center and the "Zoom In - The Centennial State in 100 Objects" exhibit on July 31, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. One of Wei's favorite objects in the exhibit includes this ballot box used in 1894 in El Paso County during the first statewide election in which women voted. (Kathryn Scott for The Colorado Sun)

In contentious times, CU prof William Wei brings new perspective to the revamped role of Colorado’s state historian

Though he specializes in Chinese and Asian American history, a background in immigration finds him taking an outspoken turn in the History Colorado position

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Opposition grows to new Colorado rule requiring purchase of hunting, fishing license to access some public lands

A lawsuit and a group of hikers, climbers and paddlers are pressuring Colorado Parks and Wildlife to adjust the new rule, which applies to people who aren’t hunting and fishing.

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Are you wearing your mask? Because public health officials in Colorado are watching you to find out.

Tri-County Health Department has been dispatching volunteers to conduct mask surveys since April. Now Boulder and Gunnison counties are starting their own coronavirus recon missions.

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Bullying is down, stress is up and eight other charts with insights from a new survey of Colorado teens

The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey looks at substance use, mental health, nutrition and attitudes toward school