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Watch extended video of protest, American flag removal at Aurora immigration detention center

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Simultaneous protests at the immigration detention facility in Aurora last Friday drew national headlines after protesters from the smaller group crossed makeshift barriers, removed the American flag, and raised the Mexican flag and anti-police flags outside the facility’s entrance.

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Cost of Homelessness Update

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Homelessness in metro Denver grew 52 percent from 2015 to 2018, and Colorado communities are trying to find a solution to the high numbers of people living on the street.

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Rocky Mountain PBS Joins ProPublica's Documenting Hate Project

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Help us document hate crimes around Colorado.

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Beyond Columbine Community Conversations

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As part of Beyond Columbine, our special report on the impacts of the 1999 school shooting, Rocky Mountain PBS invited people across the state to reflect on Columbine’s legacy.

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Prosecutors announce massive black market bust involving grow operations in suburban and rural homes

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Federal and local prosecutors announced 42 arrests and indictments Friday, as part of the multi-year investigation featured in the Rocky Mountain PBS documentary "Cultivating Crime."

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ICE review of immigration detainee's death finds medical care deficiencies at Aurora facility

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Medical staff at the privately-operated immigration detention center in Aurora failed to seek emergency care for a detainee who later died, a report obtained by Rocky Mountain PBS shows.

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RMPBS contributes to the national conversation on school shootings

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John Ferrugia discusses STEM School attack with Judy Woodruff on PBS Newshour.

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Daughter of Columbine SWAT officer survives mass shooting

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Madalena DeAndrea was only two years old in 1999 when the Columbine High School massacre happened, but she's heard stories about that terrible day her entire life.

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'It's a Heavy Lift': Securing the Columbine High School Campus from Threats and Curiosity-Seekers

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Twenty years have passed since two students murdered a dozen classmates and a teacher at Columbine High School near Littleton, Colorado. But curiosity about the campus seems to be intensifying as the years go by, according to the man in charge of securing the school

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How Much Has the Book By the Mother of a Columbine Killer Raised for Charity?

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The book authored by the mother of one of the Columbine High School shooters has generated more than $400,000 in donations for mental health charities, according to records obtained by Rocky Mountain PBS. Klebold did not profit from the publication of the book, instead donating the proceeds to mental health research.

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