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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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.