A mural that is part of the Black Love Mural Fest sits near a statue honoring Christopher Columbus that was pulled down overnight on June 26, 2020 in Denver's Civic Center Park. (Eric Lubbers, The Colorado Sun)

Statue honoring Christopher Columbus rolled off its pedestal in Denver’s Civic Center

Toppling of art work placed in 1970 to honor Colorado for being first state to observe Columbus Day as a holiday came as similar memorials have come down or been defaced in other states.

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Aurora delays in-person learning for high school students until November, following Denver Public Schools

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, high school students will continue remote learning through Nov. 13. Younger students may also have to return to classes at home

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We’ve mapped out the 22 homes that were destroyed or damaged by the Cal-Wood fire

The fire torched nearly 9,000 acres and forced thousands to flee their homes

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“They silenced us”: Colorado parents-turned-teachers want schools, lawmakers to give them a voice

Even as many parents have become their child’s lead educator during the coronavirus, they feel muted in conversations about schooling.