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Adams 14 will have no online option for elementary students next year and limited online spots for older kids

The north metro Denver district is an outlier. But officials say elementary school students who studied online fell behind their in-person peers in reading and math.


Colorado farmworkers could get easier access to medical care under new “bill of rights”

Agricultural workers living in employer-owned housing can have trouble getting health care. It’s a symptom of bigger gaps in worker protections that the pandemic spotlighted, say proponents of a newly passed Colorado bill for farmworker rights.


At least 70% of residents in 12 Colorado counties — including Denver, Boulder and Jefferson — are vaccinated

Sixteen counties have less than 40% of their eligible population vaccinated


Coronavirus vaccine breakthrough cases are rare in Colorado. Here’s everything we know about them.

State health officials say there aren’t a lot of patterns in the numbers so far


Coronavirus lockdowns in prisons test limits of Colorado’s rules on solitary confinement

To slow the spread of COVID-19, the Colorado Department of Corrections isolated inmates in single-person cells, sometimes for weeks or months. The state says people should be in solitary for no more than 15 days.

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You didn’t win Colorado’s first coronavirus vaccine sweepstakes drawing. Here’s who did.

A health care worker from Mead was announced Friday as the first $1 million winner of the Colorado Comeback Cash sweepstakes. Four more people will get the prize.


“Finding out that we are all human”: COVID-19 brought Colorado teachers back to the basics of connecting with kids

Teachers learned lessons of their own during the pandemic. They’ll return next year with new ways to educate and a focus on relationships.


“A secret garden”: Hidden peonies on a farm near Pueblo became a public obsession

After COVID kept visitors away, the family-run attraction needed help. Support quickly bloomed.


Most people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Colorado are unvaccinated

Health officials are trying to get the word out about the efficacy of the vaccine, noting that counties and communities with the highest vaccination rates are seeing the lowest spread of the virus, and vice versa


Coloradans ages 12-17 who get a coronavirus vaccine are eligible for $50,000 scholarships under new sweepstakes

Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday announced plans to award $50,000 to 25 randomly selected students who have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.


Not every vaccinated Coloradan will be entered into the $1 million sweepstakes. Here’s how to check if you are.

Individuals vaccinated through the federal Veteran’s Administration weren’t initially included in the Colorado Comeback Cash drawings. That’s changed, though some are still left out.


Denver removes capacity limits for large outdoor events, including Coors Field and Red Rocks

A new public health order that takes effect on Tuesday and runs through July 1 also drops regulations for indoor events up to 1,999 people


There’s a new way to measure the political divide in Colorado: coronavirus vaccination rates

Across the state, blue counties are getting vaccinated at higher rates than red ones


Is remote learning here to stay? Many, but not all, Colorado schools will offer online classes this fall.

More than 700 Jeffco Public Schools students are enrolled in the district’s new online program for next year, while some rural schools are prioritizing in-person learning.


For incarcerated youth in Colorado, the coronavirus pandemic isn’t over yet

Colorado ranks among the 12 states with the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses in juvenile detention facilities.


Colorado renters and landlords are in a race with the eviction ban. Should the state intervene?

At least 80,000 Colorado renters are estimated to be behind on their rent, according to recent U.S. Census survey data. And the CDC ban on evictions is set to expire on June 30, if President Joe Biden does not extend it.


2 Denver deputies with COVID-19 die in less than 2 weeks

The Denver Sheriff's Department announced the death of Deputy Daniel “Duke” Trujillo on Thursday


$95,000 deal reached to settle El Paso County jail coronavirus lawsuit

The lawsuit was filed after more than 1,000 inmates at the jail contracted COVID-19 last fall, the largest outbreak among jails and prisons in Colorado


Colorado launches $5M sweepstakes to persuade people to get a COVID vaccine. Here’s how it will work.

Colorado is following in the footsteps of Ohio, where a vaccine drawing helped drive a surge in people getting inoculated against COVID-19


A solid No. 2 surveillance tool: How a year of testing Colorado’s coronavirus poop has gone

More than 65% of Colorado’s population is now under wastewater surveillance, which has been a critical leg of the state’s COVID-19 testing stool.

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