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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

Outdoors

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

Coronavirus

Asian American students in Colorado say they are done being quiet about racism

Five students spoke to The Colorado Sun about enduring racism their whole lives. A rise in anti-Asian hate crimes during the coronavirus has intensified their outrage.

Education

Gun control groups are investing millions in Colorado as gun rights spending has dramatically waned

More than $10 million in spending made a difference in upsetting three congressional incumbents over the past decade. State-level allocations also moved the needle.

Politics and Government

Colorado gave local governments more power to regulate oil and gas. And some are using it.

The legislature’s 2019 overhaul of drilling rules through Senate Bill 181 empowered some cities and counties to prioritize safety. But other energy-friendly areas have held back on flexing their new muscles.

Politics and Government

Aurora and Colorado Springs want more water. The proposed solution — a new reservoir — would have far-reaching impacts.

Two of Colorado's largest cities are working together because they have the same problem: Planners don’t think they have enough water where they are to support the cities’ expected growth.

Environment

Opinion: We’re council members in Denver and Aurora. Our cities should be allowed to promote affordable housing through local land-use standards.

New state legislation would return land-use authority over affordability in new development back to local governments, where it belongs.

Opinion Columns

Colorado parents’ multiple choice on standardized tests: A) The collective good B) sending their kids over the edge

Some say collecting data from the CMAS test is particularly critical after a year of tears, disengagement and online learning

Education

On Edge: After wanting to die, an Aurora teen is now learning to live

Navee Essien is speaking out – with support from her mother and therapist – partly because she grew up fighting for the mentally ill, and partly because she thinks her story might help.

Health

Opinion: Mayor Coffman’s conclusions about homelessness are unfounded and troubling

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Colorado’s cannabis businesses may regret opting for delivery

Opinion Columns

Coloradans already struggling to afford housing say coronavirus has made their situation worse

Renters were already spending more of their income on housing than is recommended. Now they are cutting back on food and health care to stay in their homes, a new survey says.

Health

Colorado restaurants worry the governor’s latest coronavirus restrictions are the final blow

At least 15 counties will enter Colorado’s “red” coronavirus level on Friday, meaning indoor dining at restaurants must cease. Hordes of workers are losing their jobs.

Coronavirus

Colorado’s older teachers face a crossroads: Risk coronavirus or retire?

Without statewide data on teacher retirees available, it’s hard to know whether Colorado is seeing more older teachers exit amid the pandemic.

Education

Opinion: Small businesses are disappearing while Amazon’s profits grow

Opinion Columns

Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman tests positive for coronavirus; Gov. Jared Polis not at risk despite event

The former five-term congressman says his symptoms cleared by Saturday, but he tested positive on Sunday

Politics and Government

Iman Jodeh, a community activist and educator, is poised to become Colorado’s first Muslim lawmaker

The Colorado native and daughter of Palestinian immigrants could make history in an Aurora-area district that heavily favors Democrats in the 2020 election

Politics and Government

Aurora delays in-person learning for high school students until November, following Denver Public Schools

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, high school students will continue remote learning through Nov. 13. Younger students may also have to return to classes at home

Education

“They silenced us”: Colorado parents-turned-teachers want schools, lawmakers to give them a voice

Even as many parents have become their child’s lead educator during the coronavirus, they feel muted in conversations about schooling.

Education

How mask mandates threw a wrench into Colorado’s revived youth soccer season

Varying safety restrictions have sown confusion, and mask orders for players in competition have moved some clubs to decline to play where they’re required

Coronavirus
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