Erin Triplett, right, hugs her daughter, who is an eighth grader at STEM Highlands Ranch School after the girl was escorted from the school after two students allegedly shot at least eight other kids there on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. (John Leyba, Special to The Colorado Sun)

STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter sentenced to life in prison after emotional, day-long hearing

Alec McKinney, who will be eligible for parole after 40 years, spoke publicly for the first time since the attack, apologizing individually to his victims. “I don't deserve leniency nor forgiveness,” he said. “I don't want a lighter sentence.”

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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.