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Colorado schools get $400,000 in grant funding for suicide prevention but many say much more is needed

Colorado schools will soon divide $400,000 in small grants to pay for suicide prevention training for employees.

Saturday, Jun 23

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Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the digital age.

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Diana DeGette, Mike Coffman to visit border facilities this weekend as issue of family separation continues to smolder

The Denver Post

Two Colorado lawmakers this weekend plan to join a growing swell of politicians headed to the Texas border to get first-hand look at the way U.S. authorities treat migrant families.

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50 parents separated from their children await fate at Aurora ICE facility

The Denver Post

A Denver immigration attorney described the 50 parents separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border who are now detained in an Aurora ICE detention center as: Heartbroken. Worried. Desperate for information.

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Colorado’s unaffiliated voters are the wild card in upcoming primary election

Colorado’s unaffiliated voters are not exactly turning out in droves so far to cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary election, even though a new law allows them to do so for the first time..

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For Tuesday’s Colorado primaries, here’s where metro-Denver voters can still drop off or cast ballots

There are locations in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas or Jefferson counties where voters can drop off or cast their ballots Monday or Tuesday, in many cases right up until the 7 p.m. Tuesday deadline.

Friday, Jun 22

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For immigrants, still no word on when they will be reunited

Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday were still working on a plan to reunite an estimated 1,800 children with their parents and keep immigrant…

Trump pushes back against border separation uproar

President Donald Trump cast doubt Friday on wrenching tales of migrant children separated from their families at the border, dismissing "phony stories of sadness and grief" while asserting the real victims of the nation's immigration…

PERA rescued from fiscal brink after reform of Colorado’s pension produces dramatic improvements

Colorado's troubled public pension has been pulled back from the fiscal brink.

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When will RTD’s noisy A-Line train horns fall silent? The answer just got a lot clearer.

The Denver Post

Train horn noise that for more than two years has that has been the bane of thousands of people living in homes and doing business along the University of Colorado A-Line commuter rail corridor could go silent in as little as six weeks.

Nikki Haley: “It is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America”

A United Nations report condemning entrenched poverty in the United States is a "misleading and politically motivated" document about "the wealthiest and freest country in the world," the Trump administration's top U.N. official said.

Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and intellectual provocateur, dies at 68

Charles Krauthammer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist and intellectual provocateur who championed the muscular foreign policy of neoconservatism that helped lay the ideological groundwork for the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of…

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Trump says Republicans are “wasting their time” trying to pass immigration bills before November elections

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President Donald Trump said Friday that Republicans should stop "wasting their time" on immigration, suggesting they put off efforts to pass legislation until after the November elections, when he predicted more GOP members of Congress…

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Longmont residents petitioning to exempt food bought at grocery stores from city sales tax

A petition seeking support for exempting food bought at grocery stores for at-home consumption from Longmont municipal sales taxes was approved by the city clerk's office for circulation Thursday.

A Boulder company fighting Chinese knockoffs points to little-known culprit: China can ship packages for $1.42

It all started when a steel ball and magnet became one of the more effective ways to prop up a smartphone back in 2012. The Steelie phone holder was just a newborn from a machine shop in Boulder.

I-25 express-lane tolls to rise up to 40 cents starting July 1 between U.S. 36, 120th Avenue

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The price to ride the express lanes on Interstate 25 between U.S. 36 and 120th Avenue north of Denver is going up starting July 1, after state tolling authorities approved the hike in a unanimous vote this week.

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Confusion, uncertainty at the border after Trump’s move to stop family separations

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The U.S. government wrestled with the ramifications Thursday of President Donald Trump’s move to stop separating families at the border, with no clear plan to reunite the more than 2,300 children already taken from their parents and…

Thursday, Jun 21

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Melania Trump dons “I really don’t care, do u?” jacket

First lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that read "I really don't care, do u?" as she boarded a flight Thursday to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents.

Pentagon agrees to provide space for 20,000 migrant children

The Denver Post

The Pentagon will make space available on military bases for as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, a spokesman said Thursday.

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U.S. Supreme Court rules online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

States will be able to force shoppers to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big win for states.

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Airlines ask U.S. not to fly detained immigrant children on their flights

American Airlines and United Continental asked the U.S. government not to fly immigrant children separated from their families on their aircraft as President Donald Trump said he was abandoning his "zero tolerance" border-enforcement…

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The Spot newsletter: The final sprint to next week’s primary election, Denver Post governor’s race debates, an immigration uproar and much more

Welcome back to The Spot, where The Denver Post’s politics team captures what’s happening this week — from the Colorado legislature to Denver city hall, with a stop through the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C. Sign up for The Spot…

How software and algorithms might ease Colorado traffic along U.S. 36 and I-25 toll lanes

Toll lanes along U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder and a nearby segment of Interstate 25 will get a high-tech upgrade starting this fall as part of a test to more effectively relieve traffic tie-ups and provide more reliable travel times…

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Denver pulls plug on 2020 Democratic National Convention bid due to conflict with 3 events

Denver was in the running to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention but city and business leaders pulled the plug on the bid this week after they learned that the dates targeted for the affair would conflict with prior plans --…

Former Fed official says nation needs to remember lessons of last economic crisis

Thomas Hoenig, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, took heat for arguing against easy monetary policy during the economic recovery that followed the financial crisis of 2008. He argues the fallout from that easy…

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Jimmy Fallon reveals personal pain following 2016 Trump interview fallout

Jimmy Fallon is opening up about the personal anguish he felt following the backlash to his now-infamous hair mussing appearance with Donald Trump.

“Today I renounce my membership”: Longtime GOP strategist Steve Schmidt announces he’s leaving the party

Steve Schmidt advised two of the most influential Republicans in recent history, President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain of Arizona, but now the veteran strategist says he is leaving the GOP. His reason: President Donald Trump.

Trump reverses course, says he will put an end to family separations on border

The Denver Post

President Donald Trump abruptly reversed course Wednesday, signing an executive order ending family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border after a public uproar over the impact of his administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

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Gov2Go app allows Coloradans to skip the DMV when renewing vehicle tags

Thanks to Gov2Go, a technology platform that makes it easier for citizens to interact with all levels of government, Colorado citizens can now receive renewal reminders and renew their vehicle tags all on their mobile device.