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Shots fired during Denver protest of Minneapolis man’s death; vehicles vandalized, demonstrator hit by car

There were no immediate reports of serious injuries during the event organized over the death of George Floyd

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Governor blasts businesses breaking coronavirus rules, suspends Castle Rock restaurant’s license

Gov. Jared Polis announced that his administration is indefinitely suspending the license of a Castle Rock restaurant, C&C Coffee and Korean Kitchen, that was packed full of customers on Sunday

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Hundreds gather at Colorado Capitol to protest coronavirus stay-at-home order

Streets around the building in downtown Denver were clogged with vehicles, many of them with American flags attached and passengers hanging out of windows waving signs.

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Colorado lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus, but it’s not COVID-19

State Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, a Commerce City Democrat, was told she had COVID-19. But her doctor reviewed the results again and says she's got a different coronavirus known as NL63.

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Colorado teachers union cancels Day of Action rally at state Capitol due to coronavirus fears

Union leaders had expected more than 5,000 educators and supporters to attend the Day of Action rally from districts around the state.

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Colorado teachers plan to rally at the Capitol again this year — and at least one district will cancel classes

The 84,000-student Jeffco district made the announcement Wednesday, saying the number of expected teacher absences had exceeded the number that could be covered by substitutes

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Colorado’s effort to expand mental health first aid training for teachers moves forward

Just as regular first aid courses teach lay people how to staunch bleeding from a wound or perform CPR, mental health first aid trains them how to talk someone through a crisis and recognize warning signs

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Denver DA won’t prosecute 33 climate protesters arrested before Gov. Polis’ State of the State speech

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann's office says the Democrat met with the Colorado State Patrol and with the Denver Police Department in making her decision. The protesters were calling for action to fight climate change.

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Colorado public option opponents accused of trying to “weaponize” doctors against health insurance proposal

PATH, an organization backed by Colorado hospitals, is encouraging medical professionals to speak out against the soon-to-come public health insurance option legislation