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Colorado lawmakers advance ambitious family leave bill

A Colorado Senate committee has advanced an ambitious paid family leave bill that was substantially amended by its sponsors in an attempt to alleviate the concerns of most of the state's major … more

Columbine High School students commit to serving others

More than a thousand students from Columbine High School will embark on service projects throughout the community on April 20 for the third annual Day of Service. “We wanted to take such a tragic … more

‘There’s really not a day that goes by that I don’t think about it’

David Walcher had just gotten back from a celebratory breakfast and was on his way to lunch with a fellow member of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. “Every year, the county leaders would … more

‘I feel like Daniel is walking with me’

Ask Tom Mauser about his shoes. Mauser’s son Daniel was killed at Columbine High School in 1999. In the years that followed, Mauser became an outspoken advocate for stronger gun laws. And through … more

‘It had a big impact on my life’

Patrick Neville was a 15-year-old sophomore at Columbine High School when two armed students walked into the building and killed 13 people, then themselves. He was on school grounds but outside when … more

‘Helping a brother make a last wish come true’

For Christian Redman, the Last Ride fulfilled a heartfelt wish: A celebration with his daughter in Kentucky on her 18th birthday, a reunion with fellow 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment troopers and … more

Columbine remembrance events planned

Jeffco Public Schools and Columbine High School — in partnership with the Columbine Memorial Foundation, Waterstone Community Church, Foothills Park and Recreation District-Clement Park, and The … more

Polis signs state hospital transparency bill into law

Colorado hospitals will have to report annual spending under a transparency law recently signed by Gov. Jared Polis. The bipartisan effort is part of Polis' goal to reduce health care costs and raise … more

Legislature gives final approval to `red flag' bill

The Democrat-controlled Colorado Legislature sent a “red flag” bill to the governor that calls for taking firearms from people who could pose a threat to themselves or others. Gov. Jared Polis, … more

Colorado lawmakers pass dramatic oil, gas rule changes

Colorado's Legislature gave final approval April 3 to a bill that would dramatically change how the state regulates its multibillion-dollar oil and gas industry and sent it to Democratic Gov. Jared … more

DU researchers look into economics of paid family leave

Colorado workers would receive an average of $671 in weekly benefits if the bill for paid family leave passes, according to research from the University of Denver and Colorado Women’s College. The … more

DU brings in new shuttle service

After losing one shuttle service for students at the University of Denver, a new one has come in to take its place. The new service, Jay’s Valet, started on March 1. Previously, the service was run … more

South Denver City Council elections

Washington Park Profile includes neighborhoods from City Council Districts 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10. Below are the candidates running for those districts, as well as for the two at-large positions. City … more

University Hills shopping center looks to engage residents with new events

A six-decade-old shopping center on Colorado Boulevard is expanding its summer programming in the hopes of becoming a new community gathering place in University Hills. The University Hills Plaza is … more

Bonnie Brae businesses embrace family legacies despite challenges

The sign in front of the Conoco gas station at South University Boulevard and East Exposition Avenue gives customers the daily gas prices. It also tells them the business has been owned by the Wilson … more

University Hills volunteer recognized for her work in prisons

At one of its first book group meetings, 12 people wait eagerly as votes for books are tallied. Before the meeting ends, they will learn which books the group will read and discuss over the next four … more

Lincoln Elementary students go Gaga

The student council at Lincoln Elementary School has been hard at work this year. Through events and fundraising, the group is bringing a new game to the playground — Gaga ball. Gaga ball is … more

Washington Park Profile: April Business Matters

Business Matters is a monthly column on the changing landscape of business and development in south Denver. If there are any inquiries on new developments in your area, or if you are a local business … more

John Hickenlooper enters presidential race (Photos)

Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper made a stop in Denver last month to launch his presidential campaign. The rally at Civic Center park included speeches from Colorado politicians including … more

Denver school selection sees record participation

DPS sees record participation in SchoolChoice Last month the district estimated that staff sent out more than 27,000 emails and text to families letting them know which schools their students made it … more
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