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Lucy Haggard

Lucy Haggard was a TRENDS Reporting Fellow from August 2020 to May 2021 with The Colorado Sun.

“Bedrooms Are For People,” say Boulder housing activists working to reimagine occupancy limits

The proposed ballot measure would set the number of people allowed to live in a residence based on the number of bedrooms plus one.

Housing

Housing in Boulder County — and across Colorado — is expensive. But affordable homes are more than a fantasy.

Even with myriad solutions on the table, and many people eager and able to make change, closing the affordability gap is proving to be a monumental task

Housing

Former Buffalo Exchange employees file lawsuit alleging sexual assault, harassment, negligence

The resale fashion company’s three Colorado stores closed abruptly last summer amid allegations on Instagram that co-owner Todd Colletti assaulted and abused employees for years.

Business

Boulder police officer justified in shooting King Soopers gunman, prosecutors say

Richard Steidell shot the man in the right thigh while responding to the incident that left 10 people dead.

Crime and Courts

Suzanne Morphew’s husband arrested, charged with murder almost a year after her disappearance

The Salida woman went missing on Mother’s Day last year, and there have been few public developments in the case since then.

Crime and Courts

Erie man is 10th Coloradan arrested in connection with U.S. Capitol riot

Logan Grover was identified as being part of the crowd in social media videos and body camera footage, according to federal court documents

Crime and Courts

Colorado coronavirus cases are rising, especially among people under 18, as hospitalizations spike as well

Gov. Jared Polis and state health officials urged people Tuesday to keep getting vaccinated, especially with thousands of open appointments available in the next few days

Coronavirus

Trinidad man is ninth Coloradan facing federal charges following U.S. Capitol riot

Jacob Travis Clark of Trinidad faces six federal charges including unlawful entry, disorderly conduct and obstruction of law enforcement.

Crime and Courts

Glass can be recycled infinitely. Here’s how it works in Colorado’s “closed loop.”

One glass bottle can become another in as little as 30 days, thanks to a lot of science and machines.

Environment

Colorado will likely miss its recycling goals again this year. What will it take to change the tide of waste?

Recycling has been seen as a personal responsibility, but more initiatives around the state are looking at making structural, systemic change.

Environment

Colorado is expecting another explosive wildfire year, but the state may be more prepared this time

The state’s Wildfire Preparedness Plan, released Thursday, notes that even as 2021 is shaping up to repeat the chaos of last year, agencies are collaborating more and have better support.

Wildfire

Fact-check: Colorado makes voting far easier than in Georgia. Here’s how.

After MLB moved its All-Star Game from Georgia to Denver’s Coors Field, many have taken to social media to compare and contrast the two systems — but they’ve missed some key details

Politics and Government

Snowpack in Colorado, across the West is melting earlier than it did in the 20th century

A new study from the University of Colorado indicates the future of Western water systems will likely include earlier runoff periods and drier dry seasons.

Climate

Colorado will open coronavirus vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older starting on Friday

The state was planning to open vaccine eligibility to the general public starting in mid-April. Colorado will join at least 12 other states across the country that have already expanded eligibility to the general population or will do so by the end of the week.

Coronavirus

Boulder shooting suspect used assault weapon he legally purchased from Arvada gun store

Boulder police say they don’t know the gunman’s motive, but investigators have already put in 3,000 hours into seeking answers

Crime and Courts

PHOTOS: Vigil for Boulder shooting victims brings community together in crisis

Hundreds gathered on Pearl Street to mourn the 10 victims of a shooting at a local King Soopers on Monday.

Coloradans

Could a new insurance-premium fee prevent Colorado’s next big natural disaster? Some lawmakers say yes.

House Bill 1208 would impose a fee on certain insurance premiums and then distribute the money generated to communities looking to do disaster mitigation projects

Politics and Government

First schools, then the movies. Now a shooting is making Coloradans wary of King Soopers.

“We thought it was the safest place," one Boulderite said

Crime and Courts
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Suspect bought gun days before shooting at Boulder King Soopers, is accused of 10 counts of murder

Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold, speaking at a news conference in Boulder on Tuesday morning, also identified the alleged gunman as a 21-year-old Arvada man

Crime and Courts

10 people killed — including a police officer — in shooting at Boulder King Soopers

The massacre is the latest in a string of mass shootings in Colorado over the past 25 years that have been among the most notorious and deadly in American history

Crime and Courts
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