Mental Health Experts Say One Of Biggest Hurdles To Treatment Is Stigma

The Rocky Mountain region continues to face some of the highest suicide rates in the country. A recent panel of experts in Colorado addressed what they said was one of the biggest hurdles to mental health: social stigma.

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The Trump administration has temporarily postponed plans to deport “millions” of undocumented immigrants, but that hasn’t calmed fears within Colorado’s immigrant community. 

The KUNC newsroom won a slate of awards this year, including a prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

KUNC reporter Michael de Yoanna won a national Murrow Award for investigative reporting for his story on a Denver landlord who refused to rent a space to restaurant owners who are Muslims.

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High-school sweethearts break up, and unexpectedly come back together. A mental breakdown leads to newfound enlightenment and healing. Getting lost on a hunting trip bonds a father and son, and gives their inexperienced guide a new perspective on life and family. A stolen car becomes a home.

A Denver city agency is responding to President Donald Trump's delay of immigration sweeps in Denver and other municipalities by saying it is "sickened by the use of immigrant families as pawns in this political game."

The Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships issued that statement late Saturday.

Planning a climbing trip in the West? The federal government wants to help.

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Former Gov. John Hickenlooper is condemning socialism and making headlines for picking a fight on the issue with Bernie Sanders.

Sen. Michael Bennet is touting his plan to "clean up corruption and restore our democracy."

But both of Colorado's presidential candidates are still polling below 1% in some national polls ahead of Thursday's big Democratic primary debate in Miami.

Most people in the United States can't see a full night sky that's not affected by light pollution. But, in a remote corner of Nevada, the Milky Way Galaxy shines bright enough at night to cast a shadow.

The area is known as Massacre Rim and it was recently designated as a Dark Sky Sanctuary.

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About a century ago, African-American settlements sprang up across the West. Now, one of those sites in northern Colorado is set to host new houses.

The Black American West Museum, based in Denver, owns a number of properties in what used to be the town of Dearfield, Colorado. But a national homebuilding company, CMH Homes, Inc., also known as Clayton Homes, is now taking steps to turn other parts of the town into new residences.

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New court documents outline a narrative of what the suspects say happened before and during in Highlands Ranch last month. One student, 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, was killed that day. Eight more were injured.

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More than 50 U.S. lawmakers are supporting a legal challenge against the Trump administration's effort to roll back a rule that forced oil and gas companies to capture methane.

The Durango Herald reported Thursday that lawmakers signed on to an amicus brief that claims the U.S. Interior Department violated federal law by lifting the Obama-era waste prevention rule.




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