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Sheriffs' views vary on Colorado red flag law

Two years and a day after Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish was fatally shot by a mentally ill man, a controversial red flag law named for him went into effect. The state law allows a …
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Bill aims to repeal Colorado death penalty, with some GOP support

After years of coming up short, advocates of repealing the death penalty may finally cross the finish line this year with newfound support from two Republican senators. “From a philosophical …
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Reporter Stories: Lakewood's watching The Watchdog

Lakewood Community Editor Joseph Rios and West Metro Editor Glenn Wallace discuss Lakewood's efforts to quiet community newsletter The Watchdog. Is this an electioneering issue or a question about …

Battle lines drawn for Colorado's 2020 legislative session

In Colorado's second year of total statehouse control by Democrats after the 2018 election, one top Republican is hanging onto his optimism. “I know the constitution very well,” said Chris …
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Reporter Stories: Talking about Colorado's new Red Flag law

Community Editor Elliott Wenzler discusses what she learned about how the Front Range county sheriff's plan to enforce Colorado's controversial new Red Flag law, allowing the courts and law enforcement to confiscate someones' firearms.

The 16L bus, pictured waiting here at the 10th Street and Washington Avenue stop in downtown Golden, is one of six RTD bus routes that would be eliminated by a new proposal from RTD staff aimed at addressing the impacts of RTD's chronic driver shortage.

RTD mulls cutbacks amid driver shortage

The Regional Transportation District has responded to its much-publicized driver shortage with a proposal to cut six bus routes and reduce a variety of other services, including both light rail and …
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Three south Denver area schools given national award

Three Denver schools were recognized with the National Blue Ribbon School Award in Washington, D.C. last month. The program sets a standard of excellence for all schools striving for the highest …
Students from the Community College of Denver work to restore a historic trolley stop near Washington Park.

Washington Park trolley stop restored by nonprofit, students

A historic trolley stop near Washington Park was given new life by a small group of volunteers from the Community College of Denver’s Architecture, Engineering and Construction program. …

Letter to the Editor: Colorado needs solution to education funding

As of this past September, Colorado currently leads the nation in four-day school weeks with over 61% of school districts having recently made this switch. Is this because we are the trendsetting, …

Application period open for 2020 Daniels Scholarship

The Daniels Fund has opened its annual application process for the Daniels Scholarship Program. Students must turn in an application by Nov. 15 at 4 p.m., according to a news release for the …

Recipients of a scholarship from the Denver Scholarship Foundation and their mentees at the Ball Corp. in Golden gather for a photo on Sept. 12. That day marked the first day of a yearlong mentorship program, during which the scholarship recipients (all graduates of Denver Public Schools) will explore STEM fields alongside their mentees at the Ball Corporation.

Photo: DPS graduates get scholarships at Ball Corp.

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Colorado auto group takes high polluters off road: 5 things to know

In 2007, Colorado's then-Gov. Bill Ritter made a push to tackle climate change. Among the efforts: suggesting that Colorado adopt a policy similar to California's stringent auto-emission regulations. …
Jim Housley has been the owner of Lincoln’s Roadhouse since it opened 20 years ago. Since then, Housley said the restaurant has evolved from being more bar focused to food focused.

Lincoln’s Roadhouse celebrated 20th anniversary in Platt Park this year

For Jim and Kelli Housley, the key to running a successful restaurant is to evolve and stay relevant. Jim and his then-business partner, Dave Stickney, first bought Lincoln’s Roadhouse 20 years …
Author Shelley Brouwer reads from her book “Because She Was” during a Village Parenting event at the Second Star to the Right bookstore on South Pearl Street. The bookstore began offering monthly events for parents to help give them a place to have conversations and build community.

South Pearl bookstore aims to bring parents together

As a children’s bookstore, Second Star to the Right has programming for young minds down to a science, with themed storytime events and craft projects. More recently, the store branched out into …
A 2018 file photo of the inside of The Campus Lounge bar in Bonnie Brae. The Campus Lounge first opened in 1946 as the Bel-Aire, it changed its name three years later.

Washington Park Profile: December 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 …

Shoppers at the 2018 Small Business Saturday event in Cherry Creek North smile with their bags. In the Cherry Creek North area, around 170 stores participated in the Small Business Saturday event.
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Small Business Saturday rallies consumers around Denver businesses

In recent years, Black Friday has become a massive, practically month-long endeavor where some of the country’s largest retailers offer all kinds of deals and promotions. But for the more than …
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