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What should Colorado’s new Department of Early Childhood look like? Leaders want parent, teacher say.

With three months to figure out the department’s structure, the state wants to know how to improve preschool services and financial aid for families.

Education

Bus stop by bus stop, Denver-area health officials microtarget vaccine hesitancy

A mobile clinic in the East Colfax neighborhood is part of a new push by Denver-area public health officials to find the neighborhoods where vaccinations lag behind state or county averages

Coronavirus

SunLit Special: “The Holly” tells the story of Terrance Roberts, his Denver neighborhood and much more

Author Julian Rubinstein focuses on north Park Hill's gang culture, but also other forces that shaped the neighborhood -- from cops to gentrification to George Floyd

SunLit

Can televised Russian face-slapping save Denver’s sports bars?

Tavern owners answer COVID-19 lull with high-tech gadgetry and quirky new offerings

Business

One of Colorado’s poorest school districts gave its superintendent a 17% raise after losing $1M-plus in state funding

The $30K pay bump prompted the board president to resign and has the local teachers union asking questions after a battle over teacher pay.

Education

Opinion: It’s time to lock in affordable housing stock before the market snaps it all up

One tool to use: tax breaks for landlords of smaller, lower-income apartment buildings

Opinion Columns

Drew Litton: Colorado’s post All-Star Game blues

Opinion

Kent Thiry, DaVita indicted as part of federal investigation into labor market collusion

DaVita and Thiry are accused of two counts of violating the Sherman Act. Thiry faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Crime and Courts

Billionaire Phil Anschutz and his wife are suing Colorado for a tax refund. How much they want is a secret.

Anschutz and his wife, Nancy, claim that changes in the federal tax code made through the CARES Act entitle them to lower taxes in previous years

Politics and Government

A romp in the mud after a messy school year can be just what Colorado preschoolers need for their mental health

Early childhood caregivers are tending to preschoolers’ mental health, citing its connection to learning after a year of pandemic disruptions

Education

10 moves in 4 months: Following one homeless couple’s endless migration around Denver

Inside the reality of living in Denver's roving tent communities through snow, heat, sweeps — and a pandemic

News

“Everything is still the same”: A year after protests, young Coloradans don’t think anyone is listening anymore

Much of the momentum behind last summer’s Black Lives Matter movement has died down, leaving students to wonder how much longer they’ll have to fight for change.

Education

Drew Litton: Summertime in Denver, and the livin’ is…loud

Opinion

Thieves want your car’s catalytic converter — just as a new Colorado law drives up the cost to replace it

Thefts of the anti-pollution devices are way up, and so is the cost of replacing them amid clean-air rules that took effect this year

Crime and Courts

About 30% of Denver’s homes lack air conditioning. Here’s the city’s environmentally friendly solution.

The city's effort is part of a broader attempt to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by getting people in Colorado to replace gas-powered furnaces and hot water heaters with electric heating and cooling.

Energy

Here are 5 hot weather facts about Denver amid a sweltering week

Warning: This will not cool you down.

News

Democrats pursued a no-policy-left-behind mantra for Colorado’s 2021 legislative session

Much of Democrats’ policy agenda was heavily amended, but it passed with very limited exceptions. “I think we’ve hit our stride,” said Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, a Boulder Democrat.

Politics and Government

“Finding out that we are all human”: COVID-19 brought Colorado teachers back to the basics of connecting with kids

Teachers learned lessons of their own during the pandemic. They’ll return next year with new ways to educate and a focus on relationships.

Education

Latino community coalition calls for delay in Denver schools superintendent vote

The Denver school board announced last week that Alexa Marrero, most recently the interim superintendent in New Rochelle, New York, was its choice to serve as the Denver district’s next superintendent

News

2 Denver deputies with COVID-19 die in less than 2 weeks

The Denver Sheriff's Department announced the death of Deputy Daniel “Duke” Trujillo on Thursday

Coronavirus
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