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Opinion: As media professors surveying Colorado’s local-news landscape, we have good news and bad news

The fight to save local news will have profound implications for the future of our democracy. There is a winding road ahead.

Opinion Columns

How a rural Colorado traffic stop left a man dead and a sheriff’s deputy facing criminal charges

In the 11 months since Zach Gifford, the unarmed passenger in a car pulled over for a traffic violation, was shot and killed by Kiowa County Sheriff's officers, charges have been filed against a deputy. But his family and friends still have unanswered questions.

Crime and Courts

Opinion: Some Colorado newspapers are rethinking criminal justice coverage

The national racial justice reckoning lately is involving publications that are atoning for past wrongs by rethinking the way race is considered in, among other things, criminal justice coverage.

Opinion

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

On Edge: How friendship has been a mental-health safety net for two Colorado nurses battling coronavirus

In a year when nearly everyone’s mental health has been shakier than usual, they feel especially grateful to have built a friendship that is also a safety net

Coronavirus

On Edge: For Tylan Jones, anxiety is also a battle between optimism and pessimism

A battle wages within him. The idealist fighting disillusionment, the optimist going toe-to-toe with the pessimist. But that flame of hope inside him hasn’t been easy to keep burning in the last year.

Health

On Edge: In the wake of furloughs, closings, suicides, a Breckenridge businessman searches for balance

You don’t return to normal, or what passes for it, when kids in your town kill themselves, Dick Carleton says.

Health

On Edge: With family missing in Ethiopia’s civil war, Denver woman says her “mind is the hardest place to be”

The anxieties of 2020 in the U.S. amplified in November, when Millete Birhanemaskel's family members went missing when their home region was bombed by the Ethiopian government.

Health

Hutchins’ year in review: Here’s what happened in Colorado’s media world in 2020

Good riddance to a bad year of layoffs, furloughs and further cuts. But it also saw greater collaboration.

Opinion Columns

On Edge: A coronavirus survivor in Denver finds her footing amid her fears

Elizabeth Torres lost her grandfather to COVID-19. Soon after his death, she began to feel that she was losing herself.

Health

On Edge: In a rural Eastern Plains community plagued by drought, stigma won’t be easy to overcome

Week after rainless week throughout the growing season has wounded not just local farmland, but also the emotional landscape

Health

On Edge: First, COVID took this Colorado man’s friends, then it took his health

A backyard pool table provided a beachhead of normalcy, until 81-year-old Eddie Kemm came down with coronavirus

Health

Opinion: Facebook shouldn’t block a journalist tool revealing how political ads are targeted

Opinion Columns