Posted inClimate, News

Boulder climate activist’s self-immolation stirs questions on faith, protest

By Deepa Bharath and Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press After 50-year-old Wynn Bruce, a climate activist and Buddhist, set himself on fire in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last week, prompting a national conversation about his motivation and whether he may have been inspired by Buddhist monks who self-immolated in the past to protest […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Littwin: All it took was hours of dysfunction for the DougCo school board to fire a superintendent 

In a bizarre and potentially devastating Douglas County emergency school board meeting Friday night, the newly elected 4-3 conservative majority did exactly as expected.  The DougCo Four voted to fire Superintendent Corey Wise. They made the move over the loud objections of teachers, staff, many parents and, of course, the holdover three school board members. […]

Posted inBusiness, News

Farmers and John Deere suppliers worry about impact of strike in Colorado, other states

WATERLOO, Iowa — Farmers and Deere & Co. suppliers are worried about what the strike at the tractor maker’s factories will mean for their livelihoods. More than 10,000 Deere employees went on strike last week at 14 Deere factories in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado and Georgia after the United Auto Workers union rejected a contract offer. The longer the […]

Posted inSunLit, SunLit Interviews

SunLit interview: “The Holly” author Julian Rubinstein reflects on the story and its challenges

Julian Rubinstein is an award-winning journalist, author and producer. His new non-fiction book, “The Holly: Five Bullets, One Gun and the Struggle to Save an American Neighborhood,” was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in May 2021. Julian’s first non-fiction book, Ballad of the Whiskey Robber, was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

Motorist found not guilty of assault after hitting protester during 2020 Denver demonstration

A motorist who was filmed running into a protester during a demonstration against police violence last year has been found not guilty of assault, her attorney says. KUSA-TV reports that a Denver jury did find Jennifer Wilson guilty of a misdemeanor reckless driving charge on Friday, according to her attorney, Ryan Brackley. A cellphone video shot in […]

Posted inColoradans, Culture, News, Politics and Government

Rennie Davis, “Chicago Seven” activist, dies at 80 in Berthoud

By James Anderson, The Associated Press Rennie Davis, one of the “Chicago Seven” activists who was tried for organizing an anti-Vietnam War protest outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago in which thousands clashed with police in a bloody confrontation that horrified a nation watching live on television, has died. He was 80. Davis […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

No charges for man who drove Jeep through Elijah McClain protest in Aurora

CENTENNIAL — A man who drove his Jeep through a demonstration on an interstate in Aurora, drawing gunfire that injured two protesters, will not face charges unless more evidence comes to light, prosecutors said Wednesday. District Attorney George Brauchler said during a news conference that there was no visual evidence the driver aimed at anyone […]

Posted inBusiness, COVID, News, Politics and Government

Workers protest $15,615 federal fine for JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley where coronavirus killed six

By Pattie Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America A union representing workers at a Colorado meatpacking plant where six workers died of COVID-19 and hundreds more were infected staged a protest Wednesday, claiming that federal officials should have fined the company more for its alleged failure to provide safe working conditions. The JBS USA-owned plant […]

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Police are investigating after car drives through crowd and protesters are shot in Aurora

AURORA — A car drove through a crowd and two protesters were shot in Aurora during demonstrations against racial injustice on Saturday. The Aurora Police Department said on Twitter that protesters were walking on Interstate 225 Saturday when a vehicle drove through. A video of the incident showed a Jeep hurtling toward a crowd gathered […]