Matt Vinnola (center) sits with his mother, Janet van der Laak, and stepfather, Onne van der Laak, at the van der Laaks’ Denver apartment on July 25, 2019. Vinnola had recently come home after spending a week on the streets of Denver. (LJ Dawson for KHN)

Denver and other cities are looking to take cops out of mental health-related 911 rescues

Denver is one of at least eight cities considering an Oregon program called Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets to decriminalize and improve the treatment of people with severe mental illness

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Colorado releases school ratings amid ongoing debate about how to measure performance

There is an ongoing debate about the purpose and meaning of school ratings in Colorado

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Top Bureau of Land Management employees face deadline on Grand Junction HQ move

The Bureau of Land Management’s planned headquarters relocation to Grand Junction will net the city 27 jobs