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DIA’s Phil Washington withdraws FAA nomination amid shaky Senate support

Republicans were united in opposition to Washington, calling him unqualified because of limited aviation experience. Democrats and allied independents still might have pushed the nomination through, but key senators on their side balked at supporting Biden's pick.

BREAKING: 1 in critical condition after being shot at Town Center...

Police say one unidentified person has been shot outside the Town Center of Aurora mall Saturday night and is in critical condition.

Teachers press school safety in wake of Denver shooting

"You think, what am I going to do with these kids? How can I keep these kids quiet? Who am I going to put my body in front and why do I have to make that choice?"

IN THE BLUE: Bar none — Dearth of Aurora cop recruits prompts...

“They’re barely qualified to be able to get approved...You're really handcuffing the department in so many ways.”

IN THE BLUE: Aurora cop disciplined but not charged for stalking...

“All too often DAs look the other way when they see police harassing, lying and engaging in illegal conduct. They could be an early warning system and they’re one of the few actors that have the power to deter.”

IN THE BLUE: Aurora officials say lower police, fire hiring standards...

Aurora defends looser rules on DUIs, dishonesty for cop, firefighter candidates: ‘The whole-person approach does not decrease standards.’

IN THE BLUE: Aurora commission says rehiring controversial canine officer justified

In The Blue is a project of the Sentinel Colorado Investigative Reporting Lab. The Lab’s mission is to engage with readers, journalists, decision makers...

Classic cocktails, with variations, for summer entertaining

Equipping yourself is simple. Mid-shelf bottles of the basics — vodka, bourbon, rye, gin, white and aged rums, and blanco tequila — will get you on your way. Add some inexpensive dry and sweet vermouths, maybe an orange liqueur and a bottle of Angostura bitters, and you'll be set.

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AURORA CITY DESK: Lawmakers consider change in cop background checks

Members of the commission have repeatedly expressed frustration with how Aurora’s consent decree was developed and how it is presently being implemented.

OAKES: Postseason game times cause consternation to CHSAA, Aurora

A very new-look postseason in boys and girls basketball has already developed its fair share of issues, especially over the weekend when the Colorado...

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Colorado lawmakers give 1st OK to ‘Office of Disordered Eating Prevention’

On Thursday, Colorado lawmakers advanced a bill that would create a state Office of Disordered Eating Prevention, intended in part to patch holes in care, to fund research and to raise awareness.

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Boys Lacrosse: Regis Jesuit surges from behind to top Kent Denver...

The Regis Jesuit boys lacrosse team scored 12 of the final 14 goals of Friday afternoon's contest at Kent Denver as the Raiders rallied from a five-goal deficit to defeat the Sun Devils 13-8.