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Parents vow to fight Douglas County School District's medical marijuana policy

Brad Wann counts the months he and his family have been protesting the Douglas County School District’s medical marijuana policy. Fourteen. Fifteen. Now 16. With little progress. In October, school …
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Younger teen charged in STEM shooting to be tried as adult

The 16-year-old charged with carrying out a school shooting that left one dead and eight injured will be tried as an adult, according to a Dec. 4 judgment. Judge Jeffrey Holmes ruled that in …

Give Local event returns for second year

The PACE Center is hosting 14 Parker nonprofits on Colorado Gives Day — Dec. 10 — to showcase the local charities. Parker's second Give Local event will run from 7 to 9 a.m. at the PACE Center, …
A father and son play at O'Brien Park June 6.

O'Brien Park playground equipment to be updated

Kids and parents will have a say in what the future of O'Brien Park's playground will look like, and the Town of Parker is encouraging as many people as possible to provide feedback for the downtown …

South metro area law enforcement agencies blocking radio traffic

As of the early morning hours on Dec. 2, Douglas County law enforcement radios faded from public access. Channels once available for anyone to hear now broadcast a stream of garbled talk and …

E-cigarette effect on teen smoking is far from settled

In almost any other year it would be hailed as a public health victory: The smoking rate among U.S. high schoolers took its biggest hit ever this year, federal figures show, falling to a new low. …
Education
Students listen to Irma Margione in a Spanish class at Northridge Elementary School.

Nearly two dozen languages spoken at Northridge Elementary

Originally from Russia, Anna Shustikova never planned on moving to the United States. She and her husband entered a green card lottery out of curiosity, and to her surprise, won. They didn’t know …

Douglas County awards millions for school safety

Roughly six months after a school shooting rocked the Douglas County community, county officials and educators gathered to announce new safety measures they plan to fund in local schools. County …
Marley Porter, 14, becomes emotional as her father, Mark, consoles her at the Nov. 12 Douglas County School Board meeting.

Douglas County School District's medical marijuana policy spurs impassioned pleas

For more than a year, Ben Wann and his family have urged the Douglas County School District to change its medical marijuana policy in two ways: allow him to keep his medical marijuana at school and …
Rocky Heights Middle School student Kendall Meibos speaks to thousands of Douglas County School District employees at the Pepsi Center.

Educating beyond academics: Schools seek right approach in social and emotional learning

Eighth-grader Kendall Meibos stepped shyly onto the stage at the Pepsi Center in Denver and peered over a lectern at the crowd around him. Filling stands typically reserved for Denver Nuggets or …

Meek

Newly elected school board directors ready to work

Candidates who prevailed in the Douglas County School Board election say they are ready to start working on the issues they campaigned on. Among their top priorities — school safety and the …
Business
An artist's rendition of the In-N-Out Burger proposed to go near the Park Meadows mall.

Lone Tree council approves In-N-Out Burger

Executives for In-N-Out Burger aim to open both of its first Colorado locations on the same day — they just won't say when exactly. On Nov. 19, Aaron Anderson, project manager for In-N-Out Burger, …
Hankins

Q&A: What is the South Metro Denver Realtor Association?

When a local real estate organization chose its new home, it was — of course — all about location. “Being in Centennial makes things easier for many of our Realtor members when they are out …
The Tina Phillips Quartet plays at the Blu Note. Nov. 10.

Jazz bar set to open in Parker

The feeling hasn't quite hit Dale Trujillo yet. The Blu Note, a jazz bar, will open Nov. 15, a culmination of years of hard work to bring something different to the Parker night scene. At a private …

Parker closes door on short-term rentals

Parker Town Council approved an ordinance defining tourist homes in Parker at its Oct. 21 meeting, in keeping with several Denver-area municipalities that have passed similar ordinances to combat the …

Molson Coors closing Denver office, cutting 500 jobs

Molson Coors Brewing Co. is laying off 500 workers worldwide and restructuring its operations as it faces declining beer sales. The company expects to save $150 million by closing offices in Denver …
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