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Alissa Oster and her mother are excited about the Aug. 11 start of school, but for very different reasons. “I can get back into the routine I like,” said mom Suzanne Keilt, mother of four Douglas County School District students. “Summer can … more
Lily Tang Williams has some very personal reasons for running as a Libertarian in her election bid for state House District 44. Williams, a Chinese immigrant who moved to the U.S. in 1988 for graduate studies, said she hopes to bring change to … more
Douglas County School District staff proposed a way to fix the district's aging buildings without raising taxes, but the school board recently decided not to put the question on November's ballot. Board members unanimously adopted the resolution … more
Membership in Douglas County's teachers' union has dropped from about 70 percent of the district's teachers in 2012 to around 50 percent, its president said. The 47-year collective bargaining agreement between the Douglas County School District … more
An Oklahoma City man could face life in prison if convicted on a charge of taking a 13-year-old Douglas County girl to Oklahoma with the intention of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with her. Mark Sumpter, 43, was arrested July 17 in Oklahoma … more
Settlement checks have been mailed to residents who were impacted by the Lower North Fork Fire — two years after 22 homes were destroyed during a state-prescribed burn gone bad. Bipartisan legislation that passed the General Assembly this year … more
A national debate over proposed new clean-air rules swept through Denver last week, resulting in a values clash of job security and environmental protection that attracted visitors from the around the country. Denver was one of four cities chosen … more
When a bystander steps in to save a life, victim and rescuer are usually complete strangers. Yet it turns out that Bob Marlin knew those who rushed to his aid on the first tee box at The Meadows Golf Club in south Jefferson County. In fact, he … more
High heels, ties knotted tight, cell phones set to silent mode. Polite conversation permeates the room. Business cards are dealt with a smile. Eggs, bacon, breakfast burritos. Captains of industry sip coffee. They’re juiced. They are … more
The faces of chambers of commerce, quite literally, are changing. At least four metro-area chambers have had their top official step down so far in 2014. Several other area chambers, including the ones in Arvada, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and … more
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