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Denver Police officers in riot gear aim paintball guns loaded with pepper balls toward protesters. May 29, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver protest over George Floyd’s death began calmly on Friday but escalated The official...

There was no tear gas or pepperbullets, though 11 police officers were standing by — far away from the crowd — in riot gear....
Protesters in downtown Denver demonstrate against the death of George Floyd on Thursday, May 28, 2020. (Photo credit: Hart Van Denburg/CPR News)

Denver police use chemicals to deter people protesting police violence as downtown erupts in...

Emergency sirens and crackly voices from police megaphones echoed off buildings in downtown Denver Thursday evening as 1,000 or so protesters marched through the...
Photo of smoggy downtown Denver skyline via the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division, Technical Services Program, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Clearing the air: Stay-at-home eases Denver’s ‘brown cloud’

As Denver and the state begin to reopen this month, people will emerge from their houses having gotten a taste of some potential new...
Rachel Hughes has not left her home since her husband, Pastor Terrance "Big T" Hughes was hospitalized for COVID-19 in early March. (Photo by Marie-Dominique Verdier)

GREENE: Beloved Denver pastor struck by COVID-19 still fighting for life VA Medical Center...

There are, by now, hundreds of thousands of coronavirus stories out there. I write to update you on one I reported  last week.  Terrance Hughes...
Students gather for a rally while taking part in National School Walkout Day to protest school violence on April 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Students in Denver, Colorado are expressing similar fears around youth violence. Halfway through the 2019-2020 school year, five DPS students have been killed. | Jim Young/Getty Images

Students, teachers plead for Denver district to do more in face of rising gun...

Five Denver students have died from youth violence, and it’s only halfway through the school year. The increase in violence, felt acutely in the...
Denver Superintendent Susana Cordova leans down to watch a student work on math problems at Columbine Elementary. (Photo credit: Melanie Asmar/Chalkbeat)

Denver Superintendent Susana Cordova’s first-year challenge: finding common ground in a divided district 'One...

Susana Cordova’s first year as superintendent of Denver schools was marked by what one observer called a “torrent of change.” A month after she...
Tay Anderson hugs a supporter as early returns show him leading in the race for an at-large Denver school board seat. (Photo via Chalkbeat Colorado)

New Denver school board member says he will sit during the Pledge of Allegiance

On the eve of his first monthly meeting Thursday, newly elected Denver school board member Tay Anderson said he would remain seated during the...

Guest Post: Denver’s minimum wage vote is roadmap for other cities – and for...

Denver’s recent historic vote to raise its minimum wage to more than $15 an hour marks a long-overdue victory for local communities over big...
Denver Public Schools is revising its 8th-grade social studies curriculum after objections that it erased Native American perspectives in the 19th-century settlement of the West. (Photo from University of Illinois library via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Denver to change curriculum that educators said ‘eliminates the Native American perspective’

Until very recently, Denver’s eighth-grade social studies curriculum asked students to identify the challenges faced by settlers as they moved West in the 1800s...
Children make buttons in an after-school program. (Photo by Fort Rucker via Flickr:Creative Commons)

Denver turned marijuana into money for after-school programs. Other cities are taking note.

A modified version of this article first appeared in Youth Today, the national news source for youth service professionals, including child welfare and juvenile justice, youth development,...
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