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The legalization of marijuana in Colorado hasn't solved the racial disparities in enforcement that drug-policy reformers had hoped to end, with blacks still far more likely than whites to be charged with pot-related crimes, a new report says. The … more
Lone Tree soon will be home to Hooters. The chain restaurant known for its curvy, lightly attired waitresses and chicken wings will open in the former TGI Fridays. TGI Fridays closed its Yosemite Street and County Line Road restaurant in … more
An elementary school that has become accustomed to tumult recently learned it will lose its new leader at the school year's end. Copper Mesa Elementary Principal Peggy Griebenow recently announced she will resign, citing differences with the Douglas … more
A bill to require all motorists to use snow tires or chains during snowy months on Colorado's major mountain highway has passed its toughest test in the state Legislature. The measure cleared the Senate Transportation Committee 5-0, but not … more
A House committee passed two minimum-wage bills last week. House Bill 1300 proposes to reinstate local governments' authority to increase minimum wages. House Concurrent Resolution 1001 proposes to increase the minimum wage, by voter approval. … more
Lone Tree's city council has traditionally functioned in harmony, typically recording unanimous votes as it makes decisions for a community dealing with fast economic and residential growth. That unanimity has changed with the addition of its newest … more
Representatives of 13 Douglas County School District School Accountability Committees let the school board know they want a bond measure to fund capital needs on November's ballot. They presented a position statement to the board during the March 17 … more
When the Douglas County Sheriff's Office recruits new officers for its K-9 Unit, personality is everything. “If it's a really mellow dog and a mellow handler, you're going to have a snail in a couple of years. If it's a really hyper dog and a … more
A small portion of the East-West Regional Trail closed in March to allow golden eagles to peacefully nest along it. It will reopen when the eagles either abandon the nest, or their young fly away. In 2014, that occurred in August. The … more
Sky Ridge Medical Center celebrated the near-completion of its $117 million expansion with a grand-opening celebration March 18 at the new Birth Place. The project began in June 2013. Since the hospital’s 2003 opening, more than 30,000 babies … more
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