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Audio: Second-home owners try to rally political power in Gunnison County after ban

In early April, Gunnison County announced that second-homeowners had to stay out of the county, to limit the spread of COVID-19. Now, second-homeowners who are frustrated by their lack of a voice on local issues are working to sway the upcoming county commissioner election. Jason Blevins has been following this story for The Colorado Sun and joined us to discuss […]

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Authorities lift evacuations prompted by wildfire near Evergreen after rainstorm douses burn area

Residents of about 1,000 houses in Evergeen were allowed to return home on Tuesday night after authorities announced they had turned the corner on a wildfire that was raging a day before. Rain soaked the Elephant Butte Fire burn area for a second straight evening, prompting the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to lift its evacuation […]

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WATCH: Colorado Sun, CBS4 host Democratic U.S. Senate primary debate Wednesday night

Former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff and former Gov. John Hickenlooper faced off Wednesday night in a debate hosted by The Colorado Sun and CBS4. The Democrats, who are running to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner in November, will debated for an hour starting at 6 p.m. PBS 12 also partnered with The Colorado […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News, Politics and Government

On 11th day of George Floyd protests, Denver police announce major use-of-force policy changes

On the 11th consecutive day of protests in Denver responding to the death of George Floyd after he was restrained by police in Minneapolis, the Denver Police Department on Sunday announced major changes to its own use-of-force policy. Under pressure from demonstrators, lawmakers and the courts, the police department said that as of Sunday, officers […]

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Shots fired during Denver protest of Minneapolis man’s death; vehicles vandalized, demonstrator hit by car

Staff and wire report A protest in Denver on Thursday night over the death of a handcuffed black man during a confrontation with a white police officer in Minnesota turned destructive as shots were fired, vehicles were vandalized and a demonstrator was struck by a car. There were no immediate reports of serious injuries. “Tonight […]

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A conversation about what to expect when the Colorado legislature returns to the Capitol on Tuesday

Colorado lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Tuesday to revive the legislative session after the spread of the coronavirus led to a 10-week intermission. But the lawmaking won’t look the same. In the time since lawmakers hit pause, the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything — including  the priorities for the Democratic-led General Assembly. The disease […]

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Denver health officials order coronavirus closure of U.S. Postal Service facility serving millions in Colorado, Wyoming

Denver health officials have ordered the closure of a United States Postal Service distribution center that handles all mail for Colorado and Wyoming, saying the facility has multiple confirmed cases of the coronavirus among its employees. KUSA-TV reports state health officials confirmed five workers have tested positive for the virus at the facility that employs about 1,800. […]

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Colorado Sun wins 10 first-place awards in state press contest, including public service prize

The Colorado Sun won 10 first-place awards in the Colorado Press Association journalism contest, including the prestigious Public Service award. The Sun took first place in Investigative, Education, Business, Agriculture and Health, among other categories in the contest’s large Class 7 division. The Sun’s nine first-places in the Editorial Awards portion of the contest were […]