Clayton Early Learning research associate Jenna Gottschalk picks out fresh food packages to distribute to waiting cars during a food and supplies distribution at the Clayton Early Learning campus on April 17, 2020, in Denver's Clayton neighborhood. (Andy Colwell, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Food-assistance requests keep soaring in Colorado despite slowing coronavirus unemployment claims

Nearly 70,000 more Coloradans received SNAP benefits in April compared to March. State officials expect that number to continue to climb during the coronavirus crisis.

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Michael Bennet: We will never heal until we dismantle our systemic racism

Colorado's senior U.S. senator writes about the killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed

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Hickenlooper says he “tripped” on question about Black Lives Matter as race becomes a campaign issue

Democratic candidate Andrew Romanoff pounces on his rival’s misstep, which came a week before mail ballots go to voters

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Nearly 26,000 coronavirus deaths in nursing homes spur inspections, promises of fines

In Colorado, more than 730 residents of nursing homes and senior care centers have died after contracting the disease