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Opinion: A Colorado judge’s censure demonstrates how racial bias permeates our child protection system

That racism is not over because a single judge chooses to resign under pressure. More questions demand our attention.

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s review of Catholic Church sex abuse named priests, but not those who covered up their crimes

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office said time limited the investigation. The Catholic Church says it’s taken responsibility. But victims say the whole story hasn’t been told.

News

Opinion: Why lawmakers should reform law to help victims of childhood sexual abuse

Opinion Columns

Colorado Sun, other media outlets seek affidavit for stepmom accused of murdering Gannon Stauch

The document laying out the reasons for Letecia Stauch’s arrest was sealed upon her arrest last week

Crime and Courts

Stepmom arrested in Gannon Stauch disappearance was fired from teaching job days before boy went missing

Letecia Stauch was going through orientation for a job at Mountain Ridge Middle School in Academy School District 20 when her employment offer was rescinded. She previously taught elementary school in the Widefield district.

Crime and Courts

Opinion: No Colorado child should be forced to move between 17 homes to heal

Opinion Columns

A Denver priest — his dad’s best friend — raped him. The state’s Catholic Church abuse report revealed the secret.

Neil Elms says he was repeatedly sexually assaulted by Lawrence St. Peter, a Colorado priest who rose to high ranks in the Denver Archdiocese. St. Peter wasn’t removed from clergy despite “numerous, reliable, consistent reports” he was abusing boys.

Sun Investigation

Their baby was taken away and placed in foster care for 164 days. It turns out, he had a bone disorder.

The Bryants’ son was one of 4,772 Colorado children removed from their homes by child welfare authorities and living in foster care last year. But their story isn’t the typical tale of a child rescued from abuse or neglect.

News

Colorado’s child pornography laws have a major loophole and criminals are “slipping through the cracks”

House Bill 1120 seeks to bring state law into the 21st century by allowing prosecutors to go after people who view -- but don’t necessarily download, share or produce -- child porn

Crime and Courts

Colorado’s former attorney general wanted grand jury investigation of priest abuse scandal — but didn’t get it

Cynthia Coffman explains why the Catholic Church investigation was handled the way it was -- and why she is now calling for legislative change

News

Victims want more from Colorado’s Catholic church investigation — like who covered up their sex abuse

There are fresh calls for lengthening the statute of limitations to file sex abuse lawsuits in Colorado following the release of a 263-page report into priests who abused children

Crime and Courts

A Pueblo center for troubled kids had 243 abuse allegations in the year before it closed

An investigation by Colorado’s child protection ombudsman asks what took so long to shut the facility down

Politics and Government

No texts, no posts, just phone calls: Colorado child abuse hotline won’t change policy to accept social media tips

Decision follows task force review to determine whether the 4-year-old unified hotline should modernize to allow tips via Facebook, email and more

Politics and Government