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Drew Litton: Denver’s high cost of…just about everything

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What’d I Miss?: The subtle difference between belonging and being embraced

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Declining birth rates, coupled with COVID disruptions, are driving down enrollment in Colorado public schools

The state counted about 1,200 fewer K-12 students this school year. Some analysts expect that, as birth rates continue to decrease, student enrollment in public schools won’t rebound.


What’d I Miss?: Struggling to answer a simple question — What’s wrong?


What’d I Miss?: How do you measure a life well lived?


Denver’s iconic Breakfast King diner closed for good. Staff say they got little notice.

On any given night, you could find punks and all-night partiers digging into their food alongside cops and corporate types


“I can’t do this to myself anymore”: Pandemic stress has driven some Colorado teachers to leave the classroom

As anxiety, depression and thoughts of quitting rise among teachers, districts are taking small steps to help them cope.


Nicolais: Colorado killing spree preceded by violent rhetoric

As more public personalities embrace angst and anger in their oratory, violent outbursts become inevitable

Opinion Columns

As families grapple with food insecurity amid the pandemic, one Denver preschool has stood up its own fresh market

Clayton Early Learning branched out from food giveaways to create its own on-campus market, where struggling staff and families can pick up nutritious food, free of charge.


What’d I Miss?: Loss of Alicia Cardenas devastates an entire Denver community


Denver shooting suspect self-published books depicting tattoo shop shooting, named two of the victims

Authorities identified the fourth and fifth victims as Michael Swinyard, 67, and Alyssa Gunn, 35

Crime and Courts

Littwin: The Denver-Lakewood shooting spree is the 687th mass shooting in America this year

According to the Gun Violence Archive, it’s the 13th mass shooting in Colorado in 2021. With the year nearly over, it could be the last — until next year.

Opinion Columns

5 killed, including gunman, in shooting spree across Denver and Lakewood

The shootings started shortly after 5 p.m. Monday in central Denver, where two women were killed and a man was wounded

Crime and Courts

Photos: Denver sees first snowfall after breaking 87-year-old record

The official measurement at the Denver International Airport was three-tenths of an inch


Disruption turned into destruction: Colorado kids are acting out in classrooms while struggling to cope

Prolonged school closures, adults clashing over political debates and families suffering job loss or the death of a loved one have all contributed to students misbehaving in school


An Adams County apartment complex set aside 12 units for foster youth. It barely makes a dent in the demand.

Federal funding and awareness about the need to provide affordable housing to youth exiting foster care have increased over the past decade


More than $1.6 million was spent in this year’s Denver school board election

The election was a sweep by candidates backed by the Denver teachers union and critical of Denver Public Schools’ past reforms


Drew Litton: Preserving Denver’s Casa Bonita experience


Zillow spent big in Colorado’s Front Range this summer, months before collapse of home-flipping business

The online real estate giant Zillow bought more than 500 homes in 10 Front Range counties this summer, often spending more than asking.


Colorado’s governor wants to enlist private companies to help fix public problems with new partnership office

Gov. Jared Polis’ budget proposal seeks $1.3 million to create a state public-private partnership office. Public policy observers are skeptical.

Politics and Government
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