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Dec. 14 marks nine years since Jane Dougherty told her sister hello and goodbye, but for a disturbed young man's access to guns in Newtown, Connecticut, a New England village that was decked out for a Christmas, that was emotionally obliterating.

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Race permeates political discussions these days, and this week the Denver City Council offered the debate in the flavors of cotton candy, lemon, gummy bear or menthol.

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For the past decade, Colorado political leaders have tried to squeeze more money out of the state budget and into fixing overcrowded and poorly maintained interstates and highways. Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday it won't take another decade to accomplish that goal.

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Aurora's City Council on Monday night approved a consent decree between the city and the attorney general's office for systemic changes to the police and fire department's policies and training. The vote came a few months after a report found patterns of bias, excessive force and failures to document police stops in the police's ranks. 

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The president of one of two Aurora police unions is on paid administrative leave after several Aurora police officers complained to the city’s Human Resources Department about a racist email he wrote last week.

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Elijah McClain’s parents have yet to decide how much each one of them will receive of the $15 million dollar settlement they got from the city of Aurora in response to a federal lawsuit in his tragic death. Friday, the city of Aurora provided new information on how the money will be paid.

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Two people were shot Friday afternoon in the parking lot of Hinkley High School in Aurora.

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Attorneys for Denver asked a panel of federal appeals judges on Tuesday to release the city from court-ordered restrictions on how it cleans up homeless encampments that pose a health and safety risk, while the homeless plaintiffs countered that the restrictions were crucial to protect the worldly possessions of those being evicted.

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and two state lawmakers representing Aurora reacted to Thursday afternoon's shooting at Nome Park near Aurora Central High School that wounded six teenagers.