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Heroin Impact Project to target drug dealers

James “Sandy” Winnefeld, a retired Navy admiral, lost his son, a University of Denver student, to an overdose of fentanyl-laced heroin last September. His story gained widespread attention …

Marijuana extract being eyed for U.S. medical market

A closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the United States, health officials said April 17. British …

A delightful E-Days

Every year, since 1934, students at Colorado School of Mines host “E-Days” or “Engineering Days” for a weekend full of traditions and fun. From the Ore Cart Pull and Trebuchet Contest to a …

Food banks see donations drop as need stays steady

Despite a strong economy and low unemployment, need is staying steady at Denver-area food banks. At the same time, some food banks are seeing donations beginning to slip, and looming government …

Colorado Community Media takes home 47 awards

Colorado Community Media received 47 excellence in journalism awards, including 26 first-place honors and the Editorial Sweepstakes prize for the second year in a row for the Littleton Independent, …
Education

Women in STEM profiles

Over the course of nearly a year, reporter Christy Steadman spoke with more than a dozen women and girls about STEM education and career fields. Here are some of the stories they shared.

Women engineering into the future

Wendy Weiman’s high school counselors suggested social work as a good career for her. But even as a child, Weiman knew she wanted to become an engineer. And as she got older, her curiosity for how …
State Legislature

Advocates, lawmakers back efforts to bolster education funding

A state House bill and a ballot measure could increase education funding throughout Colorado. Colorado House Bill 1232, which is currently awaiting hearing by the House Education Committee, seeks to …
Education

Parents, students, educators rally at state Capitol

School choice advocates from around the state gathered Feb. 16 at the Colorado Capitol to send a message to state legislators about cyberschools and online learning in Colorado. Parents, students and …
Education

Metro area schools look to later start times

Research says that a later school start time positively impacts alertness, mental health, wellness and behavior in high school and middle school students, which means students are better prepared to …
Business

Englewood 'skill games' arcade associates arrested by Denver police

Englewood residents woke up one October morning last year to find fliers on their doors announcing the impending opening of a new business, with images of video-arcade games that pay cash to players. …

Duffer Haus kicks in on Broadway

Like playing soccer? How about pool? How about both? A new business in the rapidly changing 3400 block of South Broadway — Englewood's historic downtown — offers just that: a life-sized …

Ride service for kids rolls into Denver area

Busy Denver parents now have someone they can call to get their kids where they need to go. HopSkipDrive, founded three years ago by three working moms, operates in Southern California and the San …

`Wealth shock' losses may lead to shorter lives

A big financial loss may shorten your life, a new study suggests. Middle-aged Americans who experienced a sudden, large economic blow were more likely to die during the following years than those who …

Q&A: Can drugmakers be held accountable for opioid crisis?

Hundreds of communities in the U.S. are suing the makers and distributors of opioid painkillers, arguing that the companies should help pay the enormous costs of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. …
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