As his principal, Shayley Levensalor, left, watches, Elijah Kirkland, 7, arrives with his older siblings and along with their breakfast bags, he is invited to take an extra bag of canned foods that the school has on hand. The food service staff and others from Denver Public Schools gather at Cowell Elementary School to assemble and distribute free bags of a "Grab-and-Go" breakfast for any student on March 16, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. The free meals, which also include lunch from 12-1 p.m., will be available at 11 school locations in the Denver area through April 3, 2020. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Why Colorado school districts are serving fewer meals during coronavirus closures

A Chalkbeat analysis of data from the first month of food distribution found that many metro area school districts are serving less than half of the meals they would have served if school were in session, in some cases much less

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Denver mayor says destructive protesters sullied message of demonstration; 13 arrests made, shooting under investigation

Denver police Chief Paul Pazen lauded his officers' behavior and says rocks were thrown at them. Police fired nonlethal projectiles and tear gas into crowds.

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Front Range kayakers, rafters blast Jefferson County’s extended coronavirus closure of Clear Creek

Jefferson County's sheriff cited recent crowding on Boulder Creek in his decision to ban all swimming, tubing, kayaking and rafting on Clear Creek through June 25

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“It feels like my back is up against a wall”: Why a handful of Colorado lawmakers are afraid to come to the Capitol

The Colorado legislature began allowing remote voting and participation this week after a partisan fight over whether to allow the practice.