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Opinion Columns

Wealthy Colorado parents are hiring teachers for private learning pods, leaving low-income students behind

As school plans change and some districts opt for remote learning, deep-pocketed parents are shelling out big sums so they get back to work with peace of mind. Those who can’t afford to do so risk their kids’ ability to stay on track.


Coronavirus temporarily closed the book on Colorado’s public libraries. But they found new ways to fulfill their mission.

From phone calls with seniors to online quiz shows to live-streamed outdoor concerts, Colorado libraries have discovered that they can still connect with their communities


“My dinner is on the line”: Colorado Supreme Court rules it was OK for judge’s wife to sit on jury

Adams County District Judge Judge Thomas R. Ensor joked with attorneys in the trial to “be nice to Juror 25” -- his wife -- because dinner was on the line.

Crime and Courts

Colorado public health agencies are alerting law enforcement about people with coronavirus

The Colorado Sun learned the practice is or was being carried out in at least six counties in the state. The ACLU of Colorado is worried about the protection of the information and the chilling effect it could have.


Most of Denver area to remain under stay-at-home order as governor eases statewide restrictions

The extended orders mean that about half of Colorado’s 6 million residents will remain under some kind of stay-at-home directive. Douglas County, the lone exception, will follow the state’s safer-at-home guidance.


Metro counties drop stay-at-home orders for one issued by state of Colorado

Public health departments representing Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Jefferson and Douglas counties say the patchwork of decrees was confusing, and tell residents to stay at home until April 11.


To boost low measles vaccination rates, public health agencies are targeting Colorado’s biggest counties

After an executive order from Gov. Jared Polis, departments are running radio ads, mailing parents and urging schools to beef up vaccination efforts to avoid an outbreak


Former Westminster cop pleads guilty to violating civil rights of woman he sexually assaulted on duty

Curtis Arganbright, 42, faces up to 10 years in federal prison when he is sentenced in March

Crime and Courts

Judge dismisses lawsuits challenging private management in two Colorado school districts

David H. Goldberg, a Denver district court judge, ruled that the union failed to establish how the order had caused injury and so lacked grounds to sue


17,774 Aurora voters got a ballot instructing them to choose one at-large City Council candidate. They are supposed to be picking two.

The Aurora city clerk says the Adams County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is working with state elections officials to find a solution

Politics and Government

Taking on a troubled Colorado high school, a private company tries internships, options and building trust

Overhauling student scheduling is one example of the pressing work MGT faces to improve Adams City High School


Kate Petrocco’s death ruled a suicide by Adams County coroner

Petrocco’s family has been raising questions about the investigation into the 36-year-old mother of two’s death in July


Denver Merchandise Mart has become a hub for outdoor retailers — and could one day host trade shows

Denver Mart’s CEO also wants craft beer and CBD -- “all the stuff that Colorado is” -- at the massive complex off of Interstate 25


Adams County becomes first to enact stricter local oil and gas regulations since passage of new state law

Commissioners adopt 1,000-foot residential setback rules, double the state’s mandate, in package of measures passed after 5 hours of public comment


Colorado is quickly becoming a patchwork of oil and gas rules after a major law change

Boulder County wants to enact tougher regulations. Weld County wants to make it easier to drill. And the state is scrambling to keep up.


Denver voted to keep its camping ban. So what is Colorado actually doing to end homelessness?

A patchwork of housing programs, shelters and eviction prevention efforts are making progress one unit at a time, but advocates say a problem generations in the making needs more aggressive action.


61,000 Adams County voters should receive their ballots Wednesday after the documents went missing

The ballots sat on a secured truck for a week before the problem was realized

Politics and Government

Women who vote: They’ve shown their might, now they want results in the 6th Congressional District

In the GOP stronghold of Douglas County, Democrat Jason Crow has this in his corner: Suburban women are fired up over President Trump -- and they’ve assembled

Politics and Government
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