Audree Edwards, a social worker with Northeast Colorado BOCES, works with a second-grader during a conflict resolution and self-awareness exercise in the computer lab at Haxtun School District in Haxtun earlier this month. Edwards works with students in three school districts. (Austin Humphreys, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s effort to expand mental health first aid training for teachers moves forward

Just as regular first aid courses teach lay people how to staunch bleeding from a wound or perform CPR, mental health first aid trains them how to talk someone through a crisis and recognize warning signs

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Cities, including Denver, fear George Floyd protests may fuel new wave of coronavirus outbreaks

In Denver, Mayor Michael Hancock has asked anyone who attended four days and nights of demonstrations in the city to get tested over the next weekend

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Police arrest 83 for curfew violations; Denver mayor calls after-dark mayhem “reckless, inexcusable and unacceptable”

Mayor Michael Hancock, who put curfew in place on Saturday, said daytime demonstrations were effective expressions of outrage over death of George Floyd at hands of police.

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Unsheltered and expecting: A southwest Colorado couple could lose their children if they don’t find housing

Living at Purple Cliffs near Durango has kept them safe from coronavirus, but without running water, the county-sanctioned encampment isn't shelter enough to satisfy agencies charged with protecting children.