A combined SWAT team waits outside the middle school entrance at STEM School Highlands Ranch after a shooting that killed one and wounded eight students. (John Leyba, Special to The Colorado Sun)

16-year-old STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect pleads guilty

Alec McKinney, 16, pleaded guilty to 17 felonies, including first-degree murder, under a plea deal

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published
Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

A look at the Coloradans supporting Donald Trump and why they adore the president

The Colorado Sun spoke with several Trump supporters at his Colorado Springs rally on Thursday. Here’s what they had to say.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Cory Gardner goes all-in with Donald Trump, says the results for Colorado “are simply astounding”

Trump and Gardner shared the same stage at the Broadmoor World Arena, completing a years-in-the-making union. “Mr. President,” Gardner said, “you’ve done so much for Colorado.”

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

A bill is coming that would change enrollment rules for Colorado charter schools. Could it also deter more from opening?

Rep. Shannon Bird plans to introduce legislation that would revamp the application and appeals processes for charter schools. Education groups fear the changes single out charters and put their future in question.