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In-depth profiles: Learn more about the candidates for Colorado governor

Click on the links below for in-depth profiles of the candidates for governor published by The Colorado Independent. Mike …

Colorado politicians react to family separations at border

Images of children in large cages created by chain-link metal fencing and a former Walmart-turned-migrant shelter near the U.S. border with Mexico have turned attention to the Trump administration's …

Douglas County chosen for study on youth suicide prevention

Because of its population size and suicide rate, which is lower than other counties across the state, Douglas County has been selected for a study conducted by the Colorado Attorney General’s …
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‘Just know that it is going to get better’

Never in the popular social group in high school, she was constantly picked on for her weight, freckles and hair color. Kids would push her into lockers, call her fat and, she said, tell her to kill …

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Suicide-prevention program in schools spreads hope, strength

At the end of the school year, Sierra Middle School in Parker hosted a parent-student community night in which guests traveled to different classrooms to learn about resiliency in the face of …
Education

School board denies approval of STEM-based charter school

About a dozen parents and children in matching black shirts with “Alexandria” written in yellow left a recent Douglas County School Board meeting in frustration. The STEM-inspired school they …

School board approves new pay-raise system

The Douglas County School Board is prioritizing compensating employees for what its members call the “inequity and unfairness” caused by reforms enacted by previous board members. At a June 5 …

Project aims to connect University of Denver, community

The University of Denver has announced a large-scale development plan that will change the landscape of the campus with the addition of more retail and dining outlets. The school unveiled the Denver …

Douglas County School District offers free summer lunch program

For the fourth summer in a row, the Nutrition Services team at the Douglas County School District is offering free lunch for kids and teens, Monday through Friday, at various times and locations …

As state cuts back, college student costs soar in Colorado

In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly flipped as state …
Business

‘Apple Store for sleep’ comes to Park Meadows

A mattress store referred to as the “Apple Store for sleep” is coming to Park Meadows on June 23, and with it will come another example of the way retailers are changing the way they do business. …

Centennial Airport administration building to have community focus

Centennial Airport plans to construct a new administration building that will double as a community center for tenants and students, and as a place for events. The facility is expected to be complete …

Alfalfa's Market may come to Centennial

Amid a steady stream of closings for grocery and other big-box stores in the metro area, one vacant building not far from East County Line Road and Interstate 25 may rise from the ashes as an …

Sky Ridge Medical Center honored in four specialties

Sky Ridge Medical Center was awarded the 2018 Women's Choice Award as one of America's best hospitals in four specialties: stroke care, obstetrics, cancer care and one of the country's top breast …

Redbarre plans groundbreaking but has no home

Parker remains “at or near the top of the list” of the possible new home of Redbarre, a movie and television media production company, according to a Redbarre spokesman. Redbarre originally …
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