A new federal law is upending the child welfare system, emphasizing prevention over out-of-home placements. Colorado has been working for years to reduce the number of children sent to institutions. (Nina Riggio, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Turning the child welfare system upside down in Colorado isn’t easy, or cheap

New federal law focuses on child abuse prevention, forces states to look to foster families instead of institutions

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Wannabe Catholic priests can expect interrogations about porn, psych evaluations and abuse prevention training

Ahead of a public report about the history of abuse in Colorado, church leaders open up about the protective wall in place to weed out abusers. Victims remain skeptical.

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Scattering BLM will be good for policy, boss William Pendley says. Not with him at the helm, advocacy groups say.

Former head of conservative Lakewood-based legal foundation says he’s a good Marine, following orders of President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.