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Parents vow to fight Douglas County School District's medical marijuana policy

Brad Wann counts the months he and his family have been protesting the Douglas County School District’s medical marijuana policy. Fourteen. Fifteen. Now 16. With little progress. In October, school …
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Guiding principles, budget approved by council

The Lone Tree City Council approved the proposed 2020 budget and a resolution to adopt “guiding principles” for elected officials on Dec. 3. It also appointed a new arts commissioner. Council's …

Colorado auto group takes high polluters off road: 5 things to know

In 2007, Colorado's then-Gov. Bill Ritter made a push to tackle climate change. Among the efforts: suggesting that Colorado adopt a policy similar to California's stringent auto-emission regulations. …
The Sky Ridge Station was one of the three new light rail stations that opened in May as part of the Southeast Rail Extension project in Lone Tree.

RTD board to discuss possible service cutbacks

Mandatory overtime for light rail operators and bus drivers is taking a toll on the employees, as well as the Regional Transportation District (RTD) system as a whole — and service cutbacks could …

U.S. scores above average in reading, science, lags in math

American students may not be reading any better, but they’re moving up in rankings of educational achievement worldwide because many of their peers in other countries are performing worse. And …

Younger teen charged in STEM shooting to be tried as adult

The 16-year-old charged with carrying out a school shooting that left one dead and eight injured will be tried as an adult, according to a Dec. 4 judgment. Judge Jeffrey Holmes ruled that in …
Education

Douglas County awards millions for school safety

Roughly six months after a school shooting rocked the Douglas County community, county officials and educators gathered to announce new safety measures they plan to fund in local schools. County …
Marley Porter, 14, becomes emotional as her father, Mark, consoles her at the Nov. 12 Douglas County School Board meeting.

Douglas County School District's medical marijuana policy spurs impassioned pleas

For more than a year, Ben Wann and his family have urged the Douglas County School District to change its medical marijuana policy in two ways: allow him to keep his medical marijuana at school and …
Rocky Heights Middle School student Kendall Meibos speaks to thousands of Douglas County School District employees at the Pepsi Center.

Educating beyond academics: Schools seek right approach in social and emotional learning

Eighth-grader Kendall Meibos stepped shyly onto the stage at the Pepsi Center in Denver and peered over a lectern at the crowd around him. Filling stands typically reserved for Denver Nuggets or …
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Newly elected school board directors ready to work

Candidates who prevailed in the Douglas County School Board election say they are ready to start working on the issues they campaigned on. Among their top priorities — school safety and the …

School board president urges look at medical cannabis policy

Douglas County School Board President David Ray has promised that the board will review the district's medical marijuana policy during the next board meeting at the urging of a student who uses …
Business
From left, Sandy Brandenburger, Wynne Shaw, Zach Kotel, Bob Blodgett, Hank Vanderryst, Mayor Jackie Millet, Rick Egitto, Mike Anderson and Anna Jones cut the ribbon on the newly unveiled sign at Parkridge Corporate Center. The new sign showcases the 75-acre live/work office park in Lone Tree.

Parkridge Corporate Center unveils new sign

The new sign for Parkridge Corporate Center in Lone Tree incorporates mountain views and the Colorado lifestyle that those living and working there have enjoyed for 25 years. The 75-acre live/work …
Hobby shops are coming back after years of decline, said Corey Bosworth, owner of HobbyTown Littleton.

Hobby shop is home for hands-on activities

All the cool kids are building models these days, and Littleton’s newest hobby shop is here to help. Old-school hobbies — and some new ones — are on the rise, said Corey Bosworth, the owner of …
An artist's rendition of the In-N-Out Burger proposed to go near the Park Meadows mall.

Lone Tree council approves In-N-Out Burger

Executives for In-N-Out Burger aim to open both of its first Colorado locations on the same day — they just won't say when exactly. On Nov. 19, Aaron Anderson, project manager for In-N-Out Burger, …
Park Meadows Mall.

Park Meadows 'hacks' make shopping efficient

The Park Meadows mall is gearing up for its busiest time of year. Holiday spending is expected to increase 4.9% from last year — a total of $832.3 billion spent nationwide during the holiday …

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Q&A: What is the South Metro Denver Realtor Association?

When a local real estate organization chose its new home, it was — of course — all about location. “Being in Centennial makes things easier for many of our Realtor members when they are out …
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