Health

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Colorado health officials probe sedative given before death of Elijah McClain

The inquiry is the latest in a series of new reviews of the case of Elijah McClain that has received renewed attention as part of protests over police brutality and racial injustice

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Can singing and wind instruments be made safe during coronavirus? Colorado researchers are trying to find out.

How playing tubas and clarinets inside canvas bags is helping figure out ways musicians, singers, actors and their audiences can stay safe during pandemic performances.

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Encampment near Capitol cleared out days after governor invites cleanup, troopers get OK to enforce Denver ordinances

Colorado State Patrol troopers in helmets and yellow booties swept through Lincoln Park on Wednesday morning. Crews used snow shovels to pile up trash.

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

Where mask-wearing isn’t gospel: Colorado churches grapple with reopening

The New Life Church, where at least 9 in 10 parishioners went without masks on the first Sunday after Colorado’s order began, was certainly not unique

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

As infections rise, coronavirus is already the No. 3 killer in Colorado this year

The state has also seen an uptick in deaths due to accidental drug overdose during the pandemic

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Students struggle to learn in the face of trauma. Colorado school districts’ first lesson for them this fall: how to cope.

Recognizing how much kids’ lives have been turned upside down by COVID-19, school leaders are prioritizing their social-emotional wellbeing.

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Homeless camps in downtown Denver are “out of control” as the pandemic drags on. So what’s the solution?

One nonprofit counted 30 encampments and 664 tents. The tent cities are growing more persistent as Denver has backed off enforcing the camping ban.

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Medics in Colorado dosed 902 people with ketamine for “excited delirium” in 2.5 years, including Elijah McClain

101 fire and rescue agencies in Colorado are allowed to administer ketamine. In 17% of the instances when they used the drug for "excited delirium" serious complications arose.

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A Colorado woman’s knee surgeon was in-network. The surgical assistant wasn’t — and billed $1,167.

Even before any other medical bills showed up, Izzy Benasso received a notice from someone whose name she didn’t recognize