An empty RTD MallRide bus stops on the 16th Street Mall, where most businesses have closed as the coronavirus outbreak spreads around the state on March 18, 2020. (Eric Lubbers, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s governor decided not to issue a stay-at-home order. Denver’s mayor just acted on his own.

After initially ordering recreational marijuana and liquor stores to close Tuesday evening, the city amended its order to allow them to stay open.

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To test or not to test? Colorado educators and advocates divided on CMAS in a pandemic

Federal and state law require standardized tests — in Colorado, that’s CMAS for students in third through eighth grade

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$5 million bond for man accused of killing 12-year-old Greeley girl in 1984

Prosecutors said that there was enough circumstantial evidence to charge Steve Pankey, 69, with the killing of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews

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Colorado student, scientist named Time Magazine’s “Kid of the Year”

Gitanjali Rao, a sophomore at STEM School Highlands Ranch who lives in the city of Lone Tree, was selected from more than 5,000 nominees