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  • News
    Prosecutors are investigating whether suburban Denver police officers should face criminal charges for putting four Black girls on the ground and handcuffing two of them after mistakenly suspecting they were riding in a stolen car, a district attorney said Friday.
  • Environment
    Gov. Jared Polis has activated Colorado's drought plan to track impacts, save water, coordinate local responses and help hard-hit farmers following a federal assessment that determined that the state is abnormally dry or in drought for the first time in eight years.
  • Community
    Following our conversation with Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson, who led the department as interim chief for the past few months, Aurora protest organizer Candice Bailey joined Colorado Edition to discuss her goals for changing policing in Aurora and Wilson's appointment.
  • News
    The president of Senegal offered his condolences on Thursday after five people who immigrated to Colorado from the West African country were killed in a suburban Denver house fire that authorities say they suspect was intentionally set.
  • News
    Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll hear the reaction of an Aurora community member to the appointment of the city’s new police chief. Plus, how Colorado State University’s football team is handling the coronavirus. We’ll also learn about preparations for ski season in the Roaring Fork Valley, and get a preview of the Avalanche’s upcoming season.
  • Education
    While K-12 schools work on hybrid learning models for the fall, Colorado’s major universities are creating plans to keep students healthy in on-campus housing.
  • News
    The Pine Gulch Fire north of Grand Junction has grown to over 18 square miles in hot and dry conditions that are expected to continue through Friday.
  • Today on Colorado Edition: We break down the statewide questions that will show up on ballots this November. We also hear about a deal between Xcel Energy and the city of Boulder that could spell the end of the city’s quest for a municipal utility. Plus, we hear about mental health services for students in the Adams 14 school district being moved online, and we travel to the US-Canada border to hear how the border shutdown is affecting local communities.
  • News
    The U.S. government settled a lawsuit Wednesday brought by the state of Utah over a mine waste spill caused by federal workers that sent wastewater downstream to several states from the inactive Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado five years ago.
  • News
    Following months of community unrest, Aurora’s city council appointed Vanessa Wilson as the city’s new chief of police in a 10-1 vote Monday night. Wilson, who has been serving as the interim police chief and has been on the force for 23 years, will take the position at a time of great upheaval.
  • News
    Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll learn about the local impacts from the Great American Outdoors Act. Plus, we’ll hear from a local teacher about schools opening in the fall, talk with Aurora’s new police chief, and learn about the impact of the closure of the U.S.-Canada border on a small town in Montana.
  • Politics
    Seminars at Steamboat invites you to join us when retired U.S. Navy Admiral and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO Jim Stavridis describes the leadership tools necessary to work through this crisis, the geopolitics of a new emerging global security environment and how the virus will affect not only the U.S. but also developed and emerging economies around the world.