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Aurora shootings: Students and school staff grapple with a “growing crisis”

The shootings have caused additional strain in a school community that, like others across the country, has been navigating a tumultuous period defined by the COVID pandemic and activism around social justice issues

Education
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The Aspen Police Department wants $300,000 to try out Tesla cop cars

Electrifying the city fleet helps achieve the Aspen City Council’s goals to address climate chang

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New documents shed light on Olde Town Arvada shooter’s motive

Letters written by Ronald Troyke in the lead up the events of June 21 make repeated mention to the Sovereign Citizen movement

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Teen dead after exchanging gunfire with ex-police officer in Aurora

the shooting happened after the 36-year-old former officer got into an argument with a group of teens over careless driving

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Teen arrested in drive-by shooting near Aurora high school that left 6 wounded

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested

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Armed guards helped evict residents from an East Colfax motel in violation of tenant laws, suit claims

The VareCo notified tenants of the 95-unit Summit View Inn they had to leave, but pushed them out before they had their day in court. Now some are homeless.

Housing

3 teens arrested in shooting at Aurora high school

The three suspects are all 16 years old

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Aurora police union president suspended over email attacking city’s new diversity agreement

Officer Doug Wilkinson called Aurora's new diversity agreement "sexist and racist," saying the department should hire "crackheads" and "child molesters" to match the diversity of the community

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The alleged killer thought no one would miss him. But the “reading man” has been missed — and now memorialized.

Warren Barnes read most days in an alley near a downtown bookstore. Now his chair, filled with books, is a permanent fixture.

Coloradans

Aurora to pay $15 million to Elijah McClain’s family in likely largest settlement in Colorado history

The settlement is among the highest across the country.

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3 students shot in Aurora high school parking lot

The shooting came after six students from another Aurora high school were shot and injured Monday at a park near their school

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Denver’s program to house people who were homeless was so successful, the federal government is offering millions more to expand it

In April 2022, the social impact bond initiative will recruit and house 125 more people who are chronically homeless

Housing

Aurora Public Schools pays $5.5 million settlement in sex abuse case

Aurora Public Schools does not admit guilt in the Aug. 19 settlements except for “the conduct of James Dolmas."

Education

Tay Anderson files defamation lawsuit against activists who publicized sexual misconduct allegations

An independent investigation commissioned by Denver Public Schools cleared Anderson of the most serious allegations, but found he flirted with a 16-year-old student online

Education

Parents of young Coloradans killed by fentanyl call it murder. So why aren’t there more convictions?

Fatal fentanyl overdoses are skyrocketing across Colorado, but there have been only a few death charges.

Sun Investigation

Ex-Craig city councilman sentenced as sex offender

A First District Court judge sentenced 50-year-old Brian MacKenzie on Friday

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Aurora to improve use-of-force policies, hire more diverse first responders, per agreement with attorney general

Aurora’s police and fire departments have agreed on consent decree with the Colorado Attorney General’s Office following a string of controversies

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6 Aurora Central High School students hospitalized after drive-by shooting at nearby park

All are expected to survive their gunshot wounds, and police are searching for the assailants.

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How counterfeit drugs made to look like real pills have ravaged one Colorado county

A Boulder 18-year-old’s overdose began a string of 2021 deaths tied to fentanyl. Since then, 13 more fentanyl overdoses have been confirmed and the causes of six other deaths are pending the results of toxicology tests.

Sun Investigation

Police say teens set fatal house fire in northeast Denver, killing Senegalese immigrants, after phone theft

Kevin Bui and Gavin Seymour, two juveniles, have been charged as adults in the case

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