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Younger STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter takes stand in trial of his alleged accomplice

One student was killed and several others wounded in the 2019 attack

Crime and Courts

Hundreds mourn Colorado Springs shooting victims at candlelight vigil

Police said the shooting was an act of domestic violence

Crime and Courts

Neighbors mourn victims of Colorado Springs birthday shooting that killed 7

Residents of the tight-knit Canterbury Mobile Home Park in Colorado Springs tried to make sense of a weekend shooting at a birthday party.

Crime and Courts

Police still looking for motive in Colorado Springs birthday party that left 7 dead

The gunman killed his girlfriend and five other adults inside a home before killing himself.

Crime and Courts

Man accused in Boulder King Soopers shooting faces 43 new counts, including allegations he had large-capacity magazine

The other new counts against the alleged gunman include 20 new allegations of attempted first-degree murder against victims who were previously unnamed in court records

Crime and Courts

Opinion: Lessons learned from Columbine to Boulder could help us stop more mass shootings

The seeds planted by juvenile mass shooters have now been harvested by adults.

Opinion Columns

Littwin: Yes, there has been another mass gun killing. Yes, there will be more.

It was the third mass killing in Indianapolis this year. Biden says the gun-violence epidemic is a stain on our character. But who’s going to wipe the stain clean?

Opinion Columns

Where did they get the guns? A comprehensive look at Colorado’s history of public gun violence.

After the shooting at a Boulder King Soopers, The Colorado Sun researched the guns involved in the state’s long history with mass murder and school threats.

Crime and Courts

“It was going to happen eventually”: A popular lunchtime spot for Boulder students is now marred by gun violence

For Fairview High students, King Soopers on Table Mesa Drive was a “go-to place” to hang out with friends. Now, they wonder if they’ll ever feel safe there again.

Education

Littwin: We know the mass shooting ritual too well — shock, heartbreak, anger and then depression as nothing is done

Joe Biden, who supports an assault weapon ban, said it was “a matter of timing” before he’d push for a bill. That means, of course, he lacks the votes.

Opinion Columns

Grocery store workers. The son of refugees. A soon-to-be grandfather: These are the 10 people killed in the Boulder King Soopers shooting

When a gunman opened fire in a King Soopers in Boulder on Monday, 10 lives were cut short

Crime and Courts

“You can’t unsee anything”: What Michael Dougherty, Boulder’s district attorney, faces as he investigates the King Soopers shooting

Dougherty was appointed to his position in 2018 and then elected to the post. Before that, he served as the No. 2 prosecutor in Jefferson County and worked at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office

Crime and Courts

Littwin: Lauren Boebert is doing all she can, but she just can’t keep up with Marjorie Taylor Greene

Greene’s “Jewish space lasers” has gone viral. Boebert, meanwhile, is in a Twitter war with Parkland’s gun-safety activist David Hogg, whom Greene had already stalked.

Opinion Columns

Gun-control groups see Colorado’s U.S. Senate race as a big opportunity. But it’s complicated.

Republican incumbent Cory Gardner has been a top recipient of National Rifle Association money in recent years, but Democrat John Hickenlooper’s record on policies tightening firearm regulations includes some asterisks.

Politics and Government

16-year-old STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect pleads guilty

Alec McKinney, 16, pleaded guilty to 17 felonies, including first-degree murder, under a plea deal

Crime and Courts

New federal charges against Planned Parenthood gunman don’t necessarily equate to a faster outcome

If Robert Lewis Dear’s competency is questioned in the federal case, as it was in the state case, a resolution to the deadly 2015 shooting at a clinic in Colorado Springs could still be far off

Crime and Courts

These employees survived the Planned Parenthood shooting. They say the organization could have done more to help them.

The Colorado Sun spoke with four former Planned Parenthood employees who were in the Colorado Springs clinic the day of the attack and all insist the health care provider didn’t do enough to support them afterward

News

Shootings and shock value: Hoodies, video use similar tactics — including invoking Columbine massacre

Both used shock value to make a point about gun violence — and both are dealing with different levels of reaction, some positive and, in the case of the fashion show, a lot of it negative

News

Wilson: Dear CSU, permitting blackface opens a racial Pandora’s box.

Opinion Columns

STEM School guard who accidentally shot student while trying to stop May attack wasn’t supposed to be armed

The Colorado Sun learned of the school's stipulation to BOSS High Level Security through an open records request. The guard's possession of a gun during the May 7 mass shooting may have violated Douglas County School District policy.

Sun Investigation
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