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When I took on the role of board of education president, I was hopeful for the opportunity to encourage diverse voices in order to address issues within the Douglas County School District. Admittedly, the road is much more difficult than I thought. … more
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Niki Mitchell has watched a number of fellow teachers leave the Douglas County School District in recent years. Some have gone to other school districts. Others have taken early retirement. A few have left the profession altogether. “It’s … more
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The pain of racism is real and immediate: A young black woman looks toward the sky, tears leaving trails on her cheeks. As she chants, “We have nothing to lose but our chains,” she collapses into the arms of her friends. Jonathan Butler, a … more
He calls himself a Chinaman and stands on a Golden street corner with a guitar on his shoulder. We meet and head to a nearby coffee shop to escape the cold. His name is Wing Jin, and he has … more
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An armed man thought to be holding a juvenile hostage in the Canterberry Crossing subdivision surrendered Jan. 6 The Parker Police Department took the suspect into custody without incident. … more
The Douglas County School Board agreed April 19 to launch an independent investigation into board President Meghann Silverthorn and Vice President Judith Reynolds after 16-year-old Ponderosa student Grace Davis said she was intimidated and bullied by the pair in a private meeting about the March protest she organized at the school. more
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Is Christmas celebration appropriate when we have troubles and sorrow? Is it possible? This is the most wonderful time of the year. The lights, the music, and hustle and bustle of shopping warm our hearts and brighten our spirits during this time … more
A national organized crime ring has been linked to recent thefts in the south metro area. The Felony Lane Gang, based in south Florida, is suspected of three crimes in Centennial last month, … more
Colorado is the only state in the nation that outlaws the use of rain barrels to collect water off of our roofs to use in our gardens. In a state where people are dedicated to conserving natural … more
Like a lot of 13-year-olds, Darious Gallegos thought it would be a good idea for his family to go out for pizza. Unlike a lot of 13-year-olds, Darious has a potentially fatal form of cancer, and asked to go out for pizza as part of his … more
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