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Greta Thunberg tells Denver rally: 'We are the change'

DENVER (AP) — Young people must be prepared to continue striking to call for action on climate change for a long time and not back down, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg told a climate strike rally in Denver on Friday. Thunberg said she and...

 

Judge: Teen should be tried for Colorado school shooting

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors have enough evidence for a Colorado teenager to be tried for a school shooting in a Denver suburb that killed one of his classmates and injured eight others, a judge ruled Wednesday. Judge Theresa Slade found...

 

Safety fears disrupt schools amid Columbine anniversary

DENVER (AP) — Fears about student safety disrupted several Denver area schools Friday in the midst of events marking the 20th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting. Students were kept late at a middle school in Lakewood so police could...

 

Florida teenager obsessed with Columbine takes her own life

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A Florida teenager who authorities say was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting and may have been planning an attack in Colorado just ahead of the 20th anniversary was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide...

 

FBI looks for woman 'infatuated' with Columbine shooting

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Authorities said Tuesday that they are looking for a young woman who is "infatuated" with the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School and made threats just days before the 20th anniversary of the attack that killed 13...

 

Denver teachers back at work after winning deal with raises

DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers ended a three-day walkout and returned to their classrooms Thursday, greeted by hugs and high-fives, after their union reached a tentative deal raising their pay, the latest win in a national movement by educators to...

 

Denver teachers, officials negotiate to try to end strike

DENVER (AP) — Denver teachers and district leaders were trying to end a strike over pay Tuesday with the help of a federal negotiator. The teachers are following the lead of educators across the country by donning red amid strikes and protests for...

 

Au pairs win $65.5 million settlement in Denver lawsuit

DENVER (AP) — Young people from around the world who provided low-cost child care for American families will share in a proposed $65.5 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by a dozen former au pairs against the companies that bring the workers t...

 

Colorado's Jared Polis makes history as gay governor

DENVER (AP) — Democrat Jared Polis' inauguration Tuesday as the first openly gay U.S. governor firmly moved Colorado to a darker shade of blue — and other celebratory colors of the LGBTQ community — as he vowed to expand health care, pursue...

 

Denver is latest city pushing for 1st US drug injection site

DENVER (AP) — Despite federal opposition, Denver is trying again to become what could be the first U.S. city to open a supervised drug injection site, a strategy that some liberal cities have tried repeatedly to launch to reduce overdose deaths...

 

Video of abuse at pig farm also highlights common practices

DENVER (AP) — Recently released undercover video showing pigs being kicked, hit and punched at a Kentucky supplier for the world's largest meat producer drew prompt condemnation from animal rights groups and the agricultural industry alike....

 

Illegal fires ignite massive Colorado blazes, spur arrests

By , Associated Press DENVER (AP) — An illegal campfire likely ignited another destructive blaze in Colorado, an outcome authorities were trying to avoid across the hot, dry U.S. West by enforcing strict fire rules and closing some public lands....

 

Fires menace US West, tornado touches Colorado wildfire site

DENVER (AP) — An erratic wildfire charging through extremely dry land in the heart of Colorado ski country destroyed three homes and forced people to flee, authorities said Thursday. Elsewhere in Colorado, a rare high-elevation tornado touched down...

 

Exploding wildfires in US West derail holiday plans

DENVER (AP) — A growing wildfire destroyed more than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains, while other blazes across the parched U.S. West kept hundreds of other homes under evacuation orders and derailed holiday plans. Authorities announced late Mo...

 

Extreme fire danger forces another national forest to close

DENVER (AP) — Extreme fire danger prompted officials to shut down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado's most stunning mountains in a region that attracts tourists from around the world, a rare tactic also being used in neighboring...

 

Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration

DENVER (AP) — A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting Friday won't include student protests at the Colorado school that changed the way the nation viewed shootings. Just as it has...

 

Thousands demonstrate for gun control in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — Thousands of people of all ages demonstrated Saturday in support of gun control in Denver and around Colorado as part of the nationwide "March for Our Lives" rallies. People packed into Civic Center Park near the state Capitol to...

 

Mennonite investigator who won't testify goes back to jail

DENVER (AP) — A defense investigator in a Colorado death penalty case remained behind bars after refusing again on Wednesday to testify for prosecutors, saying that helping their effort to execute a defendant would violate her religious beliefs. Gr...

 

5 Colorado deputies shot, 1 fatally, in 'ambush' attack

DENVER (AP) — A man fired more than 100 rounds at sheriff's deputies in Colorado early Sunday, killing one and injuring four others, before being fatally shot himself in what authorities called an ambush. Two civilians were also injured. Douglas Co...

 

Agency: Improper wait list used for vets' mental health care

DENVER (AP) — A watchdog arm of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday that the agency's Denver-area hospital violated policy by keeping improper wait lists to track veterans' mental health care. Investigators with the VA Office of...

 

Colorado debuts driverless truck to protect road crews

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's transportation agency began using a driverless truck on Friday that is designed to protect highway work crews from oncoming traffic. The truck is officially known as an Autonomous Impact Protection Vehicle, but it is not re...

 

Taylor Swift groping trial draws attention to hidden outrage

DENVER (AP) — Taylor Swift's allegation that a former morning radio host reached under her skirt and grabbed her backside during a photo op is bringing attention to a common but largely hidden outrage for many women, one that few report. A 2014 sur...

 

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