Homes in a neighborhood in Dacono, on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The small community north of Denver was devastated by the suicide of 13-year-old Von Mercado. Teens in the town said video and a photo of the boy's death were shared via Snapchat, leading police on a months' long search to track them down. The tragedy resulted in a new state law. (Chris Schneider, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A Snapchat video of a 13-year-old boy’s suicide roiled a Colorado town — and left police chasing social media ghosts

Multiple middle-schoolers in the small community of Dacono reported watching a video of Von Mercado's death — that then vanished from their phones — frustrating officials and leading to a new state law.

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As coronavirus testing soars, wait times jump to a week — or more — across the U.S.

Colorado's state lab now takes 3-5 days to turn around tests, up from 24 to 48 hours. The wait is even longer for those tested through a private lab.

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Nonprofit cash being spent in Colorado campaigns still impossible to trace despite 2019 law

Outside spenders in Colorado's recent primary found ways around transparency, making money tough to track.