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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

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3 teens arrested in shooting at Aurora high school

The three suspects are all 16 years old

Crime and Courts

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

Crime and Courts

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.

Crime and Courts

Colorado has a dismal recycling rate. Could a fee on manufacturers turn things around?

Just 15% of recyclable and compostable material was diverted from landfills in Colorado in 2020.


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

Crime and Courts

6 big takeaways from the 2021 election results in Colorado and beyond

There was good news for Republicans and Democrats -- and warning signs for both parties headed into the 2022 election season

Politics and Government

Denver’s new massage parlor ordinance adds investigative power to the city’s robust human trafficking units

A slate of new laws and the manpower of dedicated human trafficking units in Denver’s Police Department and District Attorney’s Office are leading to more convictions.

Crime and Courts

Aurora and Denver school boards discuss pay for board members

In Colorado, school board members serve as volunteers, and have not been allowed to be compensated for their time. But a law passed in April changed that.

Politics and Government

The city of Aurora has reached a settlement with Elijah McClain’s family

The court will now decide how much money to allocate to Sheneen McClain and Elijah’s father, according to attorneys for the family.

Crime and Courts

3 dead after vehicle strikes pedestrians in Aurora

The vehicle hit the pedestrians near an intersection northeast of Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora on Wednesday afternoon

Crime and Courts

Four people shot following altercation at Aurora hotel

The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. after an altercation at a party in a room at Aurora’s Hyatt House Hotel

Crime and Courts

Ex-Nevada inmate gets life for 1984 Aurora hammer killings

Alex Ewing was convicted Aug. 6 of first degree murder after a two-day trial in which prosecutors contended Ewing used a hammer and a knife to kill Bruce Bennett, his wife Debra and daughter Melissa

Crime and Courts

Ex-Nevada inmate convicted in 1984 Colorado hammer killings

Alex Ewing was found guilty of all counts Friday by an Arapahoe County jury

Crime and Courts

Bus stop by bus stop, Denver-area health officials microtarget vaccine hesitancy

A mobile clinic in the East Colfax neighborhood is part of a new push by Denver-area public health officials to find the neighborhoods where vaccinations lag behind state or county averages


How an Aurora doctor breaks norms to treat refugees and recent immigrants

Dr. P.J. Parmar designed the Mango House clinic to survive on the Medicaid payments that many doctors across the U.S. reject as too low


Mother of man killed in 1984 Aurora hammer attack testifies

Tuesday was the start of the murder trial of Alex Ewing, a former Nevada prison inmate linked through DNA evidence in 2018 to the 1984 killings

Crime and Courts

Watering restrictions work. But only 53% of Colorado cities have them.

Outdoor use accounts for as much as half of all domestic water consumption and cities that tightened the spigot have significantly reduced per-person use. But permanent watering rules are just one conservation tool.


Kayaker drowns in Cherry Creek Reservoir southeast of Denver

Christopher Carmon, of Aurora, fell into the water Sunday and was found dead several hours later


Aurora ICE detention facility reports 100 COVID-19 cases

ICE spokesperson Alethea Smock said the facility has received an increasing number of new detainees and transfers from border facilities

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