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COVID is still present as health officials look at next steps.

End of COVID emergency to usher in health system change

The Biden administration’s decision to end the COVID-19 public health emergency in May will institute sweeping changes across the health care system that go far beyond many people having to pay …
Sen. Michael Bennet says the interaction of chatbots with children deserves examination.

Bennet raises concerns about what chatbots say to kids

Generative Artificial Intelligence, like Chat GPT, may be able to write an episode of South Park or ace the LSAT, but Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is concerned about what these chatbots might be …

DAs balk at raising prosecution age from 10 to 13

Colorado lawmakers will consider a proposal again this year to raise the age that children can face criminal charges, from 10 to 13 years old. Legislation introduced at the state Capitol in March is …
A look up through the dome in the state Capitol.

Coloradans could get up to $2.5 billion in tax refunds

Coloradans will receive more than $2.5 billion in tax refunds from the state as long as there isn’t a recession, according to two quarterly economic and tax revenue forecasts presented this month …

Jordan Harman is gathering the macroinvertebrate from the South Platte River for testing the water quality.

Engineer tells Nebraska Colorado has right to South Platte River flow

Colorado’s state water engineer has a message for the Nebraska officials doubling down on their commitment to a $567 million canal across the border:  You can build it, but the water may not …
Employees of Starbucks Coffee at 144th Ave. and Delaware St. hold signs outside of their store March 22 picketing to declare their intent to join the Starbucks Workers United as part of a day of action. According to organizers, workers at 100 Starbucks across the country joined in the picket, and that included locations in Denver, Colorado Springs and Superior.

Labor with your coffee

Employees at Starbucks Coffee at 144th Ave. and Delaware St. in Westminster joined three other  Colorado Starbucks and others nationwide in strike March 22. Marrissa Aquila, one of the …
A sign is lit up at Alvarado's Mexican Fast Food, one of several Mexican restaurants open 24/7 in the Denver metro area.

Mexican restaurants a cornerstone of Denver metro area’s late-night food scene

Type in “restaurant” on Google Maps and set the filter to “open 24 hours.” You’ll be hard pressed to find any local restaurants serving up food to the night owls, late workers and early risers.
Akihabara owner Brandon Osha plays a fighting game at the barcade on Feb. 23. Located in Westminster, Akihabara offers Japanese inspired games and drinks, with a unique selection of arcade cabinets.

Metro-area arcade bars build local gaming communities

After more than 20 years of collecting pinball machines, Dan Nikolich’s basement had run out of space to store them all. So Nikolich opened the Colorado Pinball Pub in Littleton to share his collection.
A sign reads "home for sale" in the Denver metro area.

Colorado home prices see biggest sustained dip in more than a decade

It’s a statistic that, not long ago, homebuyers could have only dreamed of: The median price of a single-family home in the Denver area dropped by more than $90,000.

Channal’s first metal sculpture "Steel Stork" was installed at the Philadelphia Zoo.

Learning he could succeed key for Brighton sculptor

Yanny Channal was tired of being told he couldn't do it. But now the self-taught artist and sculptor from Brighton is placing three of his sculptures around the metro area, claiming the  top …
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