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Donations to food bank flat as needs climb

The shelves are starting to look a little thin at one of the south metro area's biggest food banks. Donations are flat at Integrated Family Community Services — formerly called Interfaith — while …
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Pending Kaiser Permanente strike: 5 things to know

A few thousand Kaiser Permanente workers in Colorado may join tens of thousands nationwide in an October strike that a union says is a push for fair negotiation and wage increases that keep up with …

Some Democrats on shaky political ground with proposed fracking bans

Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. An all-out prohibition on the controversial natural …

Experts struggle to gauge potency of cannabis edibles

How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren't always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why. In states where marijuana is …

Oil and gas defenders, critics test Colorado's new law

Colorado has just begun rewriting its oil and gas rules under a new law that flips the state's priorities from producing energy to protecting the public, but industry defenders and critics are …

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Bennet hopes voters are ready for steady

Michael Bennet was about as fired up as he ever gets at the Iowa State Fair's Political Soapbox, railing against Bernie Sanders' health care plan — but politely. “I respect him because he tells …
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Reporter Stories: First Day of School at STEM, last day for our reporter

We talk with our Douglas County School District reporter Alex DeWind on her last day about covering the first day of school at Highlands Ranch's STEM School.
Graduates of STEM School Highlands Ranch close one chapter at a May 20 commencement ceremony at the Broncos Training Facility.

'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 …
Bonnie Alexander, 68, waves a peace sign at drivers in a motorcade of more than 200 Jeeps and some other vehicles toward a May 15 memorial service for Kendrick Castillo. Castillo “was an angel in our midst,” said Alexander, a Highlands Ranch resident.

Procession honors Kendrick Castillo at memorial service in Highlands Ranch

About 250 Jeep enthusiasts gathered in Highlands Ranch on May 15 to ride in a procession ahead of a celebration of life service for Kendrick Castillo. According to license plates, vehicles came from …
Krystal Jensen, left, and her 12-year-old daughter Kierra welcome STEM students back to school on May 15. About a week earlier, the school experienced a shooting that left one student dead and eigth others injured. "They need all the love they can get right now," said Krystal, who homeschools her daughter.

Community members welcome STEM students back with words of love

On a cloudless day, the sun beaming down, a small group of parents and children stood along Barrons Boulevard in Highlands Ranch waving posters with words of encouragement. “You are …

Documents reveal dispute between sheriff's office, STEM over resource officer contract

Documents distributed as part of a news release by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on May 10 show disagreement, and some underlying tension, led to the discontinuation of a contract that provided …
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A rendering of the In-N-Out Burger restaurant proposed to the City of Lone Tree, at 9171 Westview Road.

In-N-Out Burger submits proposal for Lone Tree location

Lone Tree could be home to the Denver area's first In-N-Out Burger. In-N-Out has submitted a proposal to the City of Lone Tree for development of a new restaurant in the Park Meadows area, according …

Mental Health Colorado names new president, CEO

A new president and chief executive officer has been selected to lead Mental Health Colorado, an advocacy organization for mental health and substance use. Vincent Atchity will provide strategic …
White House adviser and President Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, left, meets with Lockheed Martin officials for a workforce development discussion on July 22.

Creative solutions needed to meet workforce needs, Ivanka Trump told during area visit

Keeping Colorado's aerospace industry booming and competitive will require creative approaches to education, officials at Lockheed Martin told Ivanka Trump, senior White House adviser and the …
Water corrodes pipes such as these lead ones, which then causes lead to get in drinking water. Denver Water has created a proposal to remove all lead pipes from its system over the next 15 years.

Denver Water proposes removal of lead pipes

Denver Water is looking to tackle lead in consumer drinking water head-on — by removing all the lead pipes in its system. On July 1, the utility organization announced a new three-part plan to …

Todd Muck helps a customer at his business, Cannabis Bioscience Development in Franktown.

CBD unregulated, but vendors undaunted

The sign in front of his business is subtle, yet Todd Muck said it can scare people off who are wary of the three-letter abbreviation and its association to the newest extension of the cannabis …
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