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Lakewood residents at elevated risk of cancer cases from Terumo medical sterilization plant, EPA says

Lakewood residents are at elevated cancer danger from releases of toxic ethylene oxide by the Terumo BCT medical equipment sterilization plant in their neighborhood, according to a new assessment from the Environmental Protection Agency targeting the riskiest sites in the nation.  The EPA said Wednesday it is making a new push to educate neighbors “on […]

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No Colorado charter school has a union. That could change as New America School teachers rally to form one.

Most of Stephanie Ernst’s students at New America School in Aurora are immigrants who are still learning English, but after a rash of teacher and staff departures this school year, her students no longer have a Spanish program in which they can practice their first language. Nor do they have a school nurse. Or a […]

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

A gunman killed four people and injured several others, including a police officer, in a shooting spree that spanned Denver and Lakewood on Monday night. The suspect also died Monday, Lakewood police said. Officers had exchanged gunfire with the suspect in at least two areas. The gunman’s motivation was not clear. His identity was not […]

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“South Park” creators agree to buy Casa Bonita, promise to improve the food

Art imitates life, imitates art? In a virtual news conference with Gov. Jared Polis, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of the animated series South Park confirmed they’ve reached an agreement to buy Casa Bonita. The legendary Lakewood Mexican restaurant has been shuttered since early in the pandemic. Its owner, Summit Restaurant Group, declared bankruptcy […]

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2 drive-by shootings in Denver area on Sunday leave 11 wounded

Eleven people were wounded Sunday in a pair of drive-by shootings in the Denver area that happened just hours and miles apart. The first shooting happened about 4:30 p.m. in Byers and Pecos Park in Denver’s Valverde neighborhood. Nine people were shot during a family gathering. All of the victims are expected to survive. Witnesses […]

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RVs are housing health care workers worried about giving their families coronavirus. But some Colorado cities, HOAs put up roadblocks.

Boulder Community Hospital nurse Ernest Illo and his wife grew anxious that the COVID-19 outbreak would soon creep from Illo’s work into their Gunbarrel condo and infect their 5-year-old son. When the virus started spreading across the country, many medical front-line workers moved out of their homes to shelter in motels, or at the homes […]