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Threat rumors lead to more security at 2 Colorado schools

The Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS – Security has been increased at two high schools in Colorado Springs after rumors of threats spread on social media. Police believe the rumors may be a...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Longmont Housing Authority director resigns after controversial photo

LONGMONT – The former Longmont Housing Authority executive director has been ousted after a photo of him making light of warrantless police searches at a subsidized housing complex surfaced. The...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cities seem inevitable; why save the small town?

Editor’s note: This story is part of the State of Change project, produced in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network. QUESTA, N.M. – The old mine isn’t far from downtown. After nearly a...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

State lawmakers advance bill on immigrant license renewals

DENVER – State lawmakers have advanced a bill that would allow unauthorized immigrants to renew their Colorado driver’s licenses online or by mail instead of through an in-person appointment. The...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado flu season should start fading, state doctor says

DENVER – The state epidemiologist says the influenza season in Colorado likely has peaked. State epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy says the record will likely fall before the end of February, but...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lakewood residents worry a campus for the homeless will bring in ‘riff raff’

Lakewood is wary of a homeless advocacy group’s plans for a 59-acre site near the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood. Earlier this month, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless revealed its...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver’s first legal marijuana club gets closer to approval

DENVER – A Colorado business is a step closer to becoming one of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. Owners of the Coffee Joint plan to charge an entry fee to the bring-your-own marijuana...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Advocate: Racism killed early childhood education proposal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The head of the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops believes racism helped killed a proposal to expand early childhood education in the state. Allen Sanchez, executive...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawsuits against EPA contractor’s activity at Gold King Mine move ahead

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Legal challenges against a federal contractor involved in a mine waste spill that polluted rivers in three Western states are being allowed to move forward. The New Mexico...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Boulder teacher cited for assaulting pupil over Pledge of Allegiance

BOULDER – Authorities say a Colorado middle school teacher under suspicion of assaulting a student who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance has been cited for child abuse and assault. The...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fix to marijuana taxes for special districts headed to Colorado governor

Special districts like the eight-county metro Denver Regional Transportation District and a hospital district on the Western Slope can breathe easier this week after the Colorado state Senate...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

U.S. appeals panel kicks back checkpoint protest issue

PHOENIX – It’s up to the federal government that barred protesters from an enforcement zone around an Arizona immigration checkpoint to prove it constitutes a non-public forum, the U.S. Circuit...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News