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AND WE’RE BACK: With vaccines rolling out, theaters, festivals and museums...

After mass hiatus among dozens of theaters, museums and other public venues, fewer cases of COVID-19 and more people getting the vaccine brings out big in-person plans for events across the region

COMMUNITY POLICING: Aurora prepares to dive into police oversight

In Aurora, McClain’s death kicked off the process. In Chicago, it was the death of Laquan McDonald at the hands of police and a subsequent cover-up in 2017. And in Pittsburgh, Harris said the spark was the police killing of Black businessman Jonny Gammage in a nearby suburb.

SOLD OUT: Home prices and buyer anxiety are through the roof...

Even with cash in hand and a plan, getting to the closing table has become a nightmare for many in what has gone far past a so-called ‘seller’s market.’

INVISIBLE JUSTICE: State lawmakers look to prevent children with ‘invisible’ disabilities...

Critics of the state police and justice systems say the so-called “pipeline from schools to prisons” for minorities and children with disabilities can be changed by state lawmakers

A YEAR IN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC: Lessons, reflections and what’s next

On the one year anniversary of the pandemic arriving in Colorado, Sentinel staff recounts a year of events, how the pandemic is still at the forefront of so many aspects of our lives and where experts think we go from here

ON EDGE: Unbeaten Rangeview basketball team deals with different kind of...

Elijah Thomas and Josh Wyatt lost their fathers just 27 days apart last December, turning their worlds upside down even as they dealt with the coronavirus pandemic and all that went with it. Fortunately, they had each other, the game of basketball and coach Shawn Palmer and their teammates on the Rangeview boys basketball team, all of which have lifted them up and helped them contribute to the Raiders' undefeated season.

VAX APPEAL: Aurora and Denver area court workers frustrated with vaccine...

“My heart goes out to my colleagues in the districts where public health is not working with them, especially in the larger metro districts where you’ve got a wide variety of attorneys at all experience levels, health levels, ages, etc.”

BLACK HISTORY MATTERS: Roiled by racial events in 2020, Aurora officials...

“ … I think what we’re now seeing this year is an illumination on these deep stories that I think Black people have been pushing for a long time now to be told. I just think that these are the things — like the slave revolts — that weren’t told to us.”

KEEPING THE FAITH: Regional communities of faith facing epic need and...

Faith communities in Aurora have spent the last 10 months rethinking what they do. Religious leaders told the Sentinel the pandemic has been hard on their congregations but also provided unexpected silver linings.


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Cherry Creek schools, Asian partnership chief criticize Greenwood Village newspaper’s ‘racist’...

“This week, The Villager newspaper published a satirical story on its front page that included rhetoric about Chinese Americans that is racist, xenophobic, and extremely insensitive to the current anxiety and pain plaguing much of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities,” Siegfried wrote. 

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Colorado legislation would expand foreign drug imports

"We would prefer to be in the driver's seat," said Bimestefer, who testified in support of the bill. "We would prefer to influence the (federal government) on behalf of what Colorado needs rather than following a Florida."

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