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Michelle Obama, Santa Claus share holiday cheer with kids

There was a buzz in the air at the Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora as children began to slowly make their way to the hospital's lobby. The children, ages 3 to 17, were patients of the Center … more

Meth playing bigger role in overdose crisis, officials say

A bigger share of U.S. drug overdose deaths are being caused by methamphetamine, government health officials reported. The number of fatal overdoses involving meth more than tripled between 2011 and … more

DEA, state bust suspected pot-growing, luxury-car-stealing crime organization

A state investigation into a large auto-theft scheme ultimately led investigators to discover a criminal organization that not only stole and resold luxury vehicles but operated illegal marijuana … more

Wine bar, restaurant adds new flavor to Broadway in Englewood

The food industry brought Jamie Elward and Jordan Blaydes, now wife and husband, together — but Elward didn't think opening a restaurant was in the plans. “Jordan, it was his dream,” said … more

C-470 expansion project expected to wrap up by summer 2019

Motorists should be able to travel along C-470 from Wadsworth Boulevard to Interstate 25 without the disruption of construction by summer 2019. The Colorado Department of Transportation held its … more

Denver aims to vacate pot convictions from years past

Denver officials are planning to vacate thousands of marijuana convictions prosecuted before its use became legal in the state. Colorado was among the first states to broadly allow the use and sale … more

Denver voters approve city tax measures

Denver saw high voter turnout this year as all local ballot measures were approved. On Election Day, a record 112,900 people turned in ballots, according to data from the Denver Elections Division. … more

10 gifts 'Made in Colorado' for the outdoor adventurer

Colorado is home to a plethora of outdoor activities, with enthusiasts spending their days camping, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, fly fishing or on the slopes. The state is also home to many … more

Project aims to mitigate zooming costs of housing

The cost of housing in the Denver metro area has made it impossible for many Coloradans to afford a home. In the once-affordable suburb of Lakewood, for instance, online real estate marketplace … more

Ceremony a ‘beautiful moment’ for new citizens

A group of 51 youths from around the Denver area became United States citizens Nov. 30 at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Centennial. The naturalization ceremony, which took … more

Denver council approves supervised injection site

Despite federal opposition, Denver is trying again to become what could be the first U.S. city to open a supervised drug injection site, a strategy that some liberal cities have tried repeatedly to … more

Half of Coloradans live in areas of wildfire risk

The number of Coloradans whose homes are at risk from wildfires soared 45 percent in five years, reflecting the state's booming population and changing uses of agricultural land, state officials said … more

As shopping season starts, so do new sales tax rules

The Colorado Department of Revenue enacted an emergency rule Sept. 26 that makes it mandatory for retailers in Colorado who ship goods out of their own jurisdiction to collect sales tax on the … more

Colorado finalizes tougher emission standards

Colorado is joining 13 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting Low Emission Vehicle Standards, requiring new vehicles starting with the 2022 model year to meet strict standards for fuel … more

Suspect shot and killed, deputy injured on Arapahoe Road in Centennial area

A suspect is dead and three deputies are on paid leave after deputies opened fire on the suspect in Arapahoe County after he fled the scene of a reported domestic violence incident Nov. 15, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office. more

Democrats take state Senate, grow House lead

The much-mentioned “blue wave” broke on the state Capitol on Nov. 6, sending the Democrats a three-seat advantage in the 35-member state Senate and more power in the state House. Nineteen … more

Voters reject 112, 73, transportation measures

Voters have said “nay” on many of the state's most contentious ballot issues. more

Polis, other Democrats secure state offices

Colorado's new governor says he's focused on saving familes money on health care coverage and being a leader for all people. The night of Nov. 6, Jared Polis walked onstage at the Democrats' watch party in downtown Denver as loudspeakers played Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'." more

Hickenlooper executive order targets youth vaping

To address what state and health officials are calling an epidemic, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order outlining efforts to decrease the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products … more

Health law sign-ups begin with stable premiums, more options

The Affordable Care Act's sixth sign-up season opened Nov. 1 amid stabilizing premiums and more choice for consumers. Nationally, average premiums are going up only by low single-digit percentages … more
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