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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 […]

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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 […]

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WATCH: The Lumineers, OneRepublic, Nathaniel Rateliff and others perform coronavirus benefit show

Colorado musical acts are performing live on Friday afternoon to raise money for coronavirus relief efforts in the state. The event begins at 1 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. The musical acts performing include: The Lumineers OneRepublic Jewel Nathaniel Rateliff Isaac Slade of The Fray Also making appearances are: Former Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning Jamal Murray […]

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From very busy to barely anyone: What Colorado businesses looked like as they reopened after a coronavirus pause

Would it be a bonanza or a bust? As commerce across Colorado reopened its doors on Friday with about half the state’s population entering its “safer-at-home” phase of the coronavirus crisis, the business reboot produced something in between.  Barbers resumed cutting hair, an ice cream shop in Vail started serving customers again, a bookstore whose […]

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The Colorado Sun’s COVID diaries stories

As a heavy spring snow blanketed the state on Thursday, April 16, journalists from news organizations across Colorado — including The Colorado Sun — set out to chronicle a day in the life of the state’s residents during this extraordinary coronavirus time.  Check out The Sun’s contributions to the project, spearheaded by the Colorado News […]

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Need a job or emergency support? A new Colorado website offers it all in one place

Colorado has teamed up with the philanthropic OnwardUS to launch a one-stop website where people who are unemployed or who are seeking emergency support services can find help and answers. OnwardCO.org went live on Monday with 50,000 job listings and information on scores of resources, like where to find food, shelter and childcare. The site […]