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PERA sues Tri-County Health, its departing counties seeking $50 million withdrawal fee

Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association says its members would be negatively impacted if Tri-County is allowed to leave without paying the withdrawal liability

Politics and Government

The next big move to solve homelessness is a metro Denver recovery campus. But which city will host it?

The governor’s plan is still in the works, but advocates want a residential campus with drug treatment and peer support, where people who are homeless could live for up to two years.


Arapahoe County — the last holdout — votes to leave Tri-County Health Department

The county may continue to receive services from the agency


Adams, Arapahoe and Jefferson counties will have indoor mask mandates starting Wednesday

As coronavirus surges, the three suburban counties voted Monday to enact indoor mask mandates.


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

Zillow spent big in Colorado’s Front Range this summer, months before collapse of home-flipping business

The online real estate giant Zillow bought more than 500 homes in 10 Front Range counties this summer, often spending more than asking.


Arapahoe County leaders raise concerns about possible Tri-County exit

Tri-County is the local public health agency that serves Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties. Arapahoe has been a part of the agency since its founding in 1948.


Arapahoe, Adams may leave Tri-County Health Department after Douglas split

Douglas County's intention to leave drove other counties to plan for transition


One of Colorado’s poorest school districts gave its superintendent a 17% raise after losing $1M-plus in state funding

The $30K pay bump prompted the board president to resign and has the local teachers union asking questions after a battle over teacher pay.


Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick Sullivan dies

Sullivan served as sheriff between 1984 and 2002 and was considered a local legend until he was arrested in 2011 and charged with trading methamphetamine for sex after he was caught in an undercover operation

Crime and Courts

Colorado’s county commissions will have guardrails on how they draw commissioner districts under new law

House Bill 1047, which aims to enhance transparency and create legal guidelines for a process previously left up to counties, was signed by Gov. Jared Polis.

Politics and Government

Universal free lunch will help Colorado districts keep feeding kids. But could it also rob some schools of state funding?

The USDA has extended universal free meals through the next school year. Some districts worry it could result in fewer state dollars they need for vulnerable students.


Rep. Chris Kennedy: Let’s extend redistricting reform to Colorado’s county commissioners

Three Colorado counties elect some or all of their commissioners by individual districts, and there’s nothing in the law requiring them to draw fair maps.

Opinion Columns

Coloradans have been giving generously during coronavirus. But some nonprofits worry it won’t be enough.

The pandemic has resulted in record fundraising for nonprofits. But some groups worry the focus on coronavirus relief will leave their other needs unmet.


More Coloradans than ever voted this year, and the state’s turnout ranks in the top 5 nationwide

Members of both major parties and unaffiliated voters all cast ballots at record-high rates, but Democratic counties led the way

Election 2020

Colorado voters take on coronavirus, power outages to contribute to record turnout

But early voting meant that for many counties, the day was relatively calm

Election 2020

Rejected ballots top 10,000 in Colorado. Election officials are working to get them counted.

Mail ballot rejections in the 2020 election remain below average, but are expected to rise and disproportionately affect younger voters, an analysis shows

Election 2020

Colorado vote tracker: Here’s a look at turnout in the 2020 election

A statewide analysis and breakdown of the top 11 counties shows Democrats hold the vote edge in Colorado

Election 2020

Colorado opens statewide in-person voting with rules designed to prevent coronavirus outbreaks

Counties across the state have set up voting procedures to address health guidelines and voter fears about COVID-19, using money from the federal CARES Act to buy everything from gloves to disposable pens.

Election 2020

Robberies dropped, fights between roommates spiked: How quarantine affected crime in Colorado

Statistics and anecdotal evidence suggest that targets shifted with the closures, which in some areas also may have veiled an anticipated rise in domestic violence

Crime and Courts
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