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Valor Christian students hold protest in support of gay volleyball coach who said he was forced to quit

A student-organized walkout was held at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch on Tuesday afternoon, where demonstrators voiced support for former volleyball coach Inoke Tonga, who said he was forced to quit because he is gay. About 50 students, alumni and parents came together at the planned walkout organized by Valor Christian Junior Lucy […]

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Bill Cosby accuser who lives in Colorado now wants spotlight on proposed changes to sexual assault laws

Despite a court ruling that freed Bill Cosby years after his sexual-assault conviction, a Douglas County resident says progress is being made to help victims come forward and find justice in cases of rape and sexual assault. But she says that more needs to be done. Heidi Thomas, who testified in court that Cosby sexually […]

Posted inCOVID, Health, News

“We are going to be cleaning up for a long time”: Colorado faces a lingering mental health crisis from coronavirus

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Kelly Blike described the behavioral health situation for both adolescents and adults in Colorado as a boiling pot of water, filled to the rim. Now, that pot is spilling over. And there’s no containment in site. “There has always been a mental health crisis in Colorado, COVID just echoed it,” said […]

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Seven accused in $5.2 million Denver-area money laundering scheme

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday announced multiple arrests in what is being called one of the largest money-laundering schemes in Colorado history. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said the arrests came after a two-year investigation spanning multiple jurisdictions. Spurlock said they started investigating the suspected multimillion-dollar laundering scheme when several law enforcement chiefs […]