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Election security overseen by bipartisan teams

Not many elements of American politics are bipartisan anymore, but vote counting in Arapahoe County is. Two-person teams, consisting of one Republican and one Democrat, are tasked with collecting and …
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A rendering of what part of The Streets at SouthGlenn could look like if the City of Centennial approves developers’ plans.

Disorderly Streets at SouthGlenn meeting shows continued frustration

Heckling a speaker off the microphone. Applause at comments that pushed back against developers. Groans at images of what the new project could look like. Laughter at the idea that traffic in …
Sotha Chea lost his family in the Cambodian genocide. Granted asylum in America, Chea has become a proud and accomplished installer of holiday lights -- including the ones at The Hudson Gardens.

My Name Is... Sotha Chea

Escape from CambodiaI’m originally from Cambodia. Communists took over in 1975. They killed millions. My father was a professor and my mother was a nurse. The regime called them …

STEM shooting suspect grew up amid abuse, his mother says

As a Nov. 20 hearing for the younger STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect came to a close, individuals from all sides of the tragedy tried to stifle their tears. Parents of students present …
Park Meadows Mall.

Park Meadows 'hacks' make shopping efficient

The Park Meadows mall is gearing up for its busiest time of year. Holiday spending is expected to increase 4.9% from last year — a total of $832.3 billion spent nationwide during the holiday …

The Centennial Civic Center, the city hall, at 13133 E. Arapahoe Road.

Breaking down Centennial's 2020 budget

In a city that sees traffic from some of the Denver metro area's biggest roadways, the 2020 budget puts transportation funding front and center. “In order to more clearly communicate the …
Education

Reichardt, McCrary win LPS board seats

Robert Reichardt and Lindley McCrary landed the two seats on the Littleton Public Schools Board of Education, defeating candidates Jessica Roe and Crysti Copp. Reichardt, the sole incumbent in the …

Littleton Public Schools also working to find solutions

The Littleton Public Schools community is mourning the death by suicide of an Arapahoe High School student, the subject of a letter sent to parents in late October. LPS has seen suicides across …
From left, Karsen Kramer, Gio Villagrana, Tessa Boettcher, Olivia Heichel, Lily Osborne, Brook Bennett and Sailor Ross, who meet under the name “#jackstrong,” sit Sept. 8 at the home of Jack Padilla’s father. They watched rough footage of what would become PSA-style videos about teen suicide, released Oct. 8, that students in the group contributed to.
Mental health in Cherry Creek School District

Friends of Jack Padilla make voices heard

On a Sunday afternoon just about a month into this school year, a handful of students sat together in a living room a few blocks from Cherry Creek High School. But they weren’t cramming for tests: …
Jack Padilla, a Cherry Creek High School student. His family and friends have made several efforts to raise awareness about suicide since his death.
Mental health in Cherry Creek School District

Jack Padilla remembered: 'He always thought of others first'

When a student with mental disabilities invited fellow students to a birthday party in the fourth grade, Jack Padilla was the only kid who showed up. “He said, ‘Mom, dad, that was the best thing …

Colorado teen suicide rate up, but overall trend unclear

Colorado ranks among both the 10 highest youth suicide rates and overall suicide rates in states across the country based on recent data, said Sarah Brummett, director of the Colorado Office of …
Business

Molson Coors closing Denver office, cutting 500 jobs

Molson Coors Brewing Co. is laying off 500 workers worldwide and restructuring its operations as it faces declining beer sales. The company expects to save $150 million by closing offices in Denver …
Members of the South Metro Denver Realtor Association, along with officials and leaders from Centennial, participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 11 to celebrate the association’s new headquarters at 6436 South Racine Circle.

South Metro Denver Realtor Association celebrates new home

Members of the South Metro Denver Realtor Association, along with officials and leaders from Centennial, participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 11 to celebrate the association’s new …
The fountain at The Streets at SouthGlenn outdoor mall at East Arapahoe Road and South University Boulevard. Developers plan to add more apartment buildings, along with more office space, retail and possible entertainment uses to the shopping center.
Development watch

Streets at SouthGlenn second community meeting may occur before Thanksgiving

In today's changing retail landscape, The Streets at SouthGlenn is trying to adapt to survive. The outdoor mall at South University Boulevard and East Arapahoe Road is a top source of tax revenue for …

In Their Business

Centennial teen honored Yard Boyz, a business created by 18-year-old Jack Fleming, of Centennial, won the 16-21 age category of the 2019 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition and gala …

Heather Hankins presents her Incoming Chair address to attendees at the South Metro Denver Realtor Association’s 75th Inaugural and Awards Celebration.

Incoming board members welcomed at South Metro Denver Realtor Association celebration

The South Metro Denver Realtor Association installed incoming members of its board of directors and presented awards to accomplished members at its 75th annual Inaugural and Awards Celebration. More …
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