Colorado's Refugees: A New Beginning

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Since 1980, more than 57,000 people from at least 115 countries have resettled in this state, most of whom came from Iraq, Burma, and Afghanistan.

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Colorado could be at the forefront in cutting back on early childhood suspensions and expulsions. Here’s how.

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Legislation introduced this week would limit out-of-school suspensions and expulsions for Colorado children in state-funded preschool programs and early elementary school.

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Dan McMinimee out as Jeffco superintendent, ending awkward period after board vote to search for replacement

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Dan McMinimee has stepped down as superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools effective immediately, but will take an advisory role through the end of his contract, the district announced Thursday.

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Dear Mr. President: Immigrant students in Denver tweet to Trump about why their families make America great

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Immigrant students in Denver tweet to Trump about why their families make America great

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How storytelling is giving voice to a small part of the early childhood workforce — men

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In their own words, the men described the journeys that led them to work in the early childhood field — as teachers, counselors, coaches and administrators.

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Lawmakers take first step to ease testing burden for young English language learners

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State lawmakers from both political parties are seeking to undo a controversial State Board of Education decision that called for schools to test thousands of Colorado’s youngest students in English — a language they are still learning.

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Marijuana Moms

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Cannabis use among pregnant and breastfeeding mothers is on the rise. Health officials warn of possible risks to babies.

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"Insight: Opioid Babies" Pregnant Addicts Have Limited Medical Options

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Nearly half of the 64 counties in Colorado do not currently have a medical provider with training and licensing to legally prescribe buprenorphine, one of two recommended treatments for pregnant opioid addicts. Data shows the number of babies who experienced opioid-related withdrawal symptoms increased nearly two and a half times between 2011 and 2015.

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Stories of Addiction

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Our "Insight" team interviews four Coloradans who have been affected by the nation's opioid-abuse epidemic. Watch the full piece "Opioid Babies" Thursday, February 16 at 7pm.

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Gardner votes to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary, Bennet votes no

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Colorado’s U.S. senators split their votes along party lines Tuesday in the historic vote confirming billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary.

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For Jeffco students with special needs enrolled at schools slated for closure, more questions than answers

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Students with special needs enrolled in programs at five Jeffco schools recommended for closure face additional uncertainty about where they might end up going to school next year.

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Disadvantaged students more likely to be impacted by Jeffco school closures

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Disadvantaged students more likely to be impacted by Jeffco school closures

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"A Craftsman’s Legacy" Features Master Pen Maker from Denver

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Host and Master Craftsman Eric Gorges explores what it means to be a modern-day maker.

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Timeline: The Long Road To #NoDAPL

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The Dakota Access Pipeline caught the world's attention in August 2016, when Native Americans and allies from across the world flocked to a remote grassy field to protest the 1,200-mile project.

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Colorado Mayor Gets Ejected From Local College Basketball Game

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Mayor Tom Norton of Greeley had a courtside seat at the University of Northern Colorado. The Greeley Tribune reports he walked on the floor to protest a referee's call, and he was ejected.

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Election 2016

Election 2016

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