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Obama answers a question about if she is going to run for President. "The answer is no," she said. "I have two girls who spent eight years with the spotlight on them. They've had to struggle with living a normal life."

Michelle Obama, Santa Claus share holiday cheer with kids

There was a buzz in the air at the Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora as children began to slowly make their way to the hospital's lobby. The children, ages 3 to 17, were patients of the Center …

Meth playing bigger role in overdose crisis, officials say

A bigger share of U.S. drug overdose deaths are being caused by methamphetamine, government health officials reported. The number of fatal overdoses involving meth more than tripled between 2011 and …
Rebecca Roese, right, says her three daughters have come to see school shootings as normal since the 2013 Arapahoe shooting.
Arapahoe High tragedy: Five years later

Mother of LPS students recalls 'terrifying situation' five years ago

My three daughters and I moved to Littleton from Northglenn in 2013, the year of the Arapahoe High School shooting. My oldest daughter, Izzy, started fifth grade at East Elementary, my middle …
Harper Brown, a former Arapahoe High School student. Brown graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder this year with a degree in journalism.
Arapahoe High tragedy: Five years later

Former Arapahoe student: ‘Talk about mental illness ... with anyone that will listen’

After the shooting, it felt like the world was ending. That’s a glimpse into Harper Brown’s mental state after a tragedy struck that forced her to hide in the corner of her fourth-period class, …

Erica Blair, a former Arapahoe High School student, sits on a sign for the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Texas, where she currently attends. Blair was close friends with Claire Davis, whose presence she still feels today.
Arapahoe High tragedy: Five years later

Former Arapahoe student: ‘I definitely believe that Claire is around’

Erica Blair was just 17 years old and a high school senior, but outside the public eye, she felt like she was doing damage control. “I know that was impossible for one 17-year-old to do by herself …
Education

Voters reject statewide education funding measure

Many educators across Colorado believe voters missed an opportunity to support students when they voted down Amendment 73, a constitutional amendment that would have instituted a graduated income tax …

Voters approve largest-ever LPS bond

Littleton Public Schools will kick off a long-term effort to rebuild many of the district's buildings after voters approved Ballot Issue 4A, a $278 million bond. The measure was passing by a wide …
Attendees of Littleton Public Schools' Sources of Strength meeting hold decals aloft that are meant to remind them to reach out to people in need.

Fighting youth suicide requires cultural change, says LPS group

All too often, young people battle mental health issues in silence and isolation. Winning those battles requires help from their schools, families and community — and perhaps a change in our …
Newton Middle School Principal James O’Tremba stands beside an electric wheelchair lift that traverses a four-stair rise, which he said can take eight to 10 minutes to utilize. Newton is one of the schools that would see a rebuild offering better disabilities access if voters approve Littleton Public Schools’ nearly $300 million bond issue this fall.

Bond would address access issues at Newton, officials say

Students, staff and parents with disabilities are at a serious disadvantage when navigating Newton Middle School, according to Littleton Public Schools officials, forcing staff to adjust student …
Heritage High's Class of 2014 caps off its graduation ceremony on May 22, 2014 at the Littleton Public Schools Stadium.

LPS ballot measure: 'This is our chance to leave a legacy'

Littleton Public Schools officials are asking voters to approve a nearly $300 million bond they say will help them better prepare students for life after school and begin replacing the district's …
Business

Centennial's fiber backbone construction complete

The City of Centennial's vision to provide dark fiber with simple terms of access and usage has come to fruition with the completion of FiberWorks, a 432-fiber-strand backbone connecting key city …

Monkey Bizness to give away one year of free play

One family in need will get the gift of play this season. Monkey Bizness launched its community holiday drive A Wish for the Season, and one family will win a year of free play at both the Parker and …
Crocs CEO Andrew Rees talks with Lone Tree Mayor Jackie Millet during a CU-South Denver seminar series Nov. 29.

Crocs CEO shares advice, rebranding of Colorado company

Crocs CEO Andrew Rees, sporting the new Crocs sneakers in casual dress attire, reflected the company's push to expand beyond its traditional clog style as he shared business insights in a fireside …
A few pages of the draft of the Centennial NEXT comprehensive plan. The full document, nearly 400 pages long, was approved by the Centennial City Council unanimously Nov. 5, 2018, after more than two years in the works.

Centennial lays out vision for upcoming 20 years with 'NEXT' comprehensive plan

Centennial isn't 20 years old yet, but in a time of changing development in the Denver metro area, the city is looking toward its next two decades with a plan to guide — rather than stop — the …

Project aims to mitigate zooming costs of housing

The cost of housing in the Denver metro area has made it impossible for many Coloradans to afford a home. In the once-affordable suburb of Lakewood, for instance, online real estate marketplace …
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