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Judy Amabile has a crumpled sleeping bag laid out on the porch of her bright, beautiful home in downtown Boulder, Colorado. “My son isn’t supposed to come in the house when he’s been drinking. That’s why we have this sleeping bag out here,” she explained. “Anybody else would look at that and think uh, what? But for us it’s like…That’s life.” Life with Amabile’s son, 26, can be a struggle; the problem isn’t only alcohol abuse. He has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder...

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Blowing snow shut down highways Tuesday on Colorado's Eastern Plains, stranding truckers and other travelers at the edge of the Denver area.

A line of trucks and cars stretched about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) along Interstate 70 at midday at the beginning of a road closure in suburban Aurora as strong winds blew relatively light snow across the highway, lowering visibility.

PHOTOS: Super 'Blood Moon' Wows

Jan 21, 2019

The huge, red moon awed viewers across the Americas and parts of western Europe and Africa on Sunday night and early Monday morning.

It was the only total lunar eclipse of the year, a "blood moon" in which sunlight leaking around the edges of the Earth makes the moon appear red. And it was also a supermoon, when a full moon appears larger than usual because it has neared the closest point to Earth in its orbit.

Central City Opera House
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Walking into the closed-for-the-season Central City Opera House, Lisa Zetah's breath turns visible in the chilly air. It's easily at least 15 degrees colder than the temperature outside.

"That's because a creek runs through it," explained Zetah, who's with the Central City Opera Association.

The Eureka Creek runs right under the opera house, she said. When it was built, a wooden flume was placed over the creek and the building was constructed on top.

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Denver’s third annual womxn’s march started much the same way it began in 2017. In the early morning, crowds of marchers bundled in coats and pink hats, flooded into Civic Center Park. Attendance this year didn’t come close to the more than 100,000 people seen three years ago, when 53-year-old Jillian Allison first attended.  

“We couldn’t even do the march because it was too crowded to actually do the circuit,” she said.  

Scott Franz

It was a busy week at the State Capitol as lawmakers started debating an initial round of bills at committee hearings and Gov. Jared Polis issued his first executive order to promote electric vehicles.

Here are some highlights, and some things to look for when lawmakers come back on Tuesday.

Gov. Jared Polis says federal workers in Colorado who are required to work without pay through the government shutdown can now apply for unemployment.

The Denver Post reported Friday that Polis signed an emergency rule that makes all unpaid federal employees eligible, whether or not they are reporting to work.

Colorado is far from Washington, D.C., but impacts of the partial government shutdown are hitting the state's workforce.

More than 2,000 federal workers in Colorado have applied for unemployment since the shutdown began last month. Most are in Jefferson County, but a large concentration also work in Boulder, Larimer and Weld Counties.

KUNC has been asking for your stories. This week we heard from three individuals in northern Colorado. These are their experiences, in their own words.

Colorado lawmakers plan to push a proposal that would form a new judicial district, the state's first in more than half a century.

The Denver Post reports the plan calls for carving a new jurisdiction out of the growing 18th Judicial District, which encompasses Arapahoe, Douglas, Lincoln and Elbert counties southeast of Denver.

The district contains more than 1 million people, the most populous of the state's 22 judicial districts.

CU Boulder International Film Series

The International Film Series on the CU-Boulder campus first put films on screen in 1941. That was the year of Orson Welles astonishing first film Citizen Kane, the great Preston Sturges’s comedy Sullivan’s Travels and French director Jean Renoir’s first American film Swamp Water, made in the U.S. because he’d fled the Nazi occupation of France.

Denver International Airport
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On this week's Colorado Edition, we hear from people in Colorado impacted by the partial federal government shutdown. Other stories this week include a look at the role of so-called dark money in 2018's midterm elections and some tips on how to put down our phones and detach from social media.



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