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DeGette speaks on homelessness, opioid crisis

At the start of a new Congress, Colorado Community Media caught up with U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colorado), who represents the 1st Congressional District, to talk about some of her plans for the … more

Colorado Democrats push changes to presidential electors

Following Donald Trump's 2016 presidential victory over an opponent who won 3 million more votes, Colorado's Democrat-controlled Legislature is fast-tracking a bill to join other states in casting … more

Poll finds support for public lands protections in the west

Colorado residents continue to support efforts to keep public lands protected and accessible, according to the ninth annual Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West … more

Third business resource, lenders expo set for March 22

Learn about the resources available to small businesses at the third Englewood Business Resource and Lenders Expo. About 20 community resource partners will share their services and have materials … more

Classes address issues with starting a small business

Through a strategic partnership between the City of Englewood and the Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center, a series of workshops are planned to help entrepreneurs start and operate a … more

PHOTOS: Toddlers get crafty at Englewood Library program

Family time gets abstract at the Englewood Public Library's Messy Process Art event, where about two dozen family members and little ones gathered on tarps to let the creativity flow. Maureen Elley, … more

HOPE food pantry to close on Broadway

On a bitter cold day on South Broadway, Catherine McHenry got on the phone to help a man who came in from the snow find information about Giving Heart, a homeless-services center just a few blocks … more

Centennial taps former sheriff on whether to form police department

The City of Centennial has retained former Arapahoe County Sheriff David Walcher as a consultant to study whether the city, which contracts for law enforcement service from the sheriff's office, … more

Arapahoe County jail, stressed by growth, may need replacing, officials say

Arapahoe County's jail is aging and may need to be replaced in coming years, say county officials. The facility built in 1986 is increasingly stretched thin as the county's population booms, said … more

Legislature advances bill to import cheaper drugs in Colorado

Colorado has joined a growing number of states that want to cut certain prescription drug prices by importing licensed drugs from Canada. The idea is central to Democratic Gov. Jared Polis' campaign … more

Colorado teens celebrate diversity

When Teah Selkin, 18, started at Cherry Creek High as a freshman, she only knew one thing about the school — the common stereotype that Cherry Creek High School is a school for rich, white kids. As … more

PHOTOS: Landing safely with Swedish hospital helicopter

Patients in their most dire time of need have a safer road to treatment now that upgrades to the helicopter landing pad at Swedish Medical Center are complete. “Safety for the crew and patient in … more

Skip the willpower — it’s Girl Scout Cookie time

From saving for an island vacation to purchasing new uniforms, Girl Scouts have big plans for their cookie sales money. “Girl Scouts is all about being girl-led,” said Darby Petitt of Highlands … more

New sheriff: 'I serve everyone in Arapahoe County'

Democrat Tyler Brown was recently sworn in as Arapahoe County sheriff, having defeated incumbent Republican Dave Walcher in the November election. We spoke to Brown, 36, about his new role. What are … more

Englewood and Littleton's homeless share struggles, needs in metro survey

A dog growled from within the tarp-draped tent as Mike Sandgren slid down the snowy embankment toward it. “Hello?” called Sandgren, a ministry leader at Englewood's Wellspring Church. “We've … more

Capitol Report: Democratic majority pushes Legislature to left

The blue wave crashed months ago in Colorado's midterm elections, but the tide is still high at the Capitol, where Democrats wasted no time in taking up liberal causes in the first month of this … more

Polis details proposal for full-day kindergarten

Gov. Jared Polis urged lawmakers to act quickly on his plan to offer state-funded full-day kindergarten. Polis told the Joint Education Committee his $227 million plan is a foundation of his new … more

Weed retailers getting prison time for violating law on sales limits

The owners of a Denver marijuana business pleaded guilty in late January to drug and racketeering charges and will spend a year in prison in what city officials called the first local prosecution of … more

Polis highlights state preschool program success at Englewood event

Colorado’s blue running shoe-clad governor came to Englewood’s preschool to tour the new building and take a victory lap for the state’s preschool program. “Ask any first-grade teacher: … more

Legislator no longer plans to introduce bill to split 18th Judicial District in 2019

Following the largest gathering to date of people involved in plans to potentially split up the 18th Judicial District, State Rep. Mike Weissman, D-Aurora, closed a Jan. 30 stakeholder meeting with … more
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