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Denver VA hospital halts surgeries over air-system concerns  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:38:53 MDT
Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System announced late Friday it is postponing all surgeries scheduled for next week because of issues with its air-handling units in its operating 
Richard Kirk hearing: Suspect asked boy, 7, to kill him  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:28:03 MDT
Minutes after a 7-year-old boy heard a gunshot silence the screaming between his parents, his father walked into his bedroom and told the boy he had to kill him so "dad and mom could be together 
Special Report: Trying to live, trying to learn  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:52:21 MDT
In a special report, The Denver Post tells the story of Colorado schoolchildren who are homeless and struggling to keep from falling further behind. 
Colorado commission on reducing health costs faces difficult task  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:48:53 MDT
A commission created to find ways to reduce health-care costs in Colorado met for the first time Friday, but the group faces a Herculean task. 
Debit card of man found dead in June used in Iowa  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:44:53 MDT
Boulder Police say a debit card belonging to a man found dead in Boulder Creek in June has been used at a coffee shop in Lyons and at a gas station in Adair, Iowa. 
Attempted liquor store robbery Friday morning in Denver; shots reported  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:01:19 MDT
Police are looking for two suspects who attempted to rob a liquor store Friday morning. 
Denver transit union vote challenged in court by U.S. Labor Secretary  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:51:09 MDT
The U.S. Secretary of Labor wants the December 2013 election of officers for the Denver-based Transit Union Local 1001to be overturned because of election-law violations. 
Colorado says 2,100 health plans were canceled in last two months  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:50:10 MDT
The Colorado Division of Insurance has reported that there were about 2,100 health-plan cancellations in the state over the past two months, bringing this year's total to more than 6,150. 
Castle Rock open-carry election outcome not expected until next week  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:46:49 MDT
The final results from Castle Rock's special election on open carry of firearms held earlier this week probably won't be known until late next week, a town official said Friday. 
Man allegedly shot by Terrance Roberts now charged in May drive-by  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:34:07 MDT
Two men, including the victim in a high-profile shooting allegedly involving an anti-gang activist, have been charged by the Denver District Attorney in connection with a May drive-by shooting. 
Colorado Mills thriving amid strong partnership with Lakewood  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:10:50 MDT
Colorado Mills isn't just surviving in an era of shuttered and struggling malls — it's thriving. 
2 Denver trailer parks will make way for apartments  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:06:10 MDT
Two trailer parks in Denver's Westwood neighborhood will be sold and replaced with 185 apartment units with the help of grants from the city. 
Marijuana activists lose initial challenge to Colorado marijuana taxes  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:37:31 MDT
Marijuana activists lost an initial bid Friday to strike down special taxes on recreational pot because they require businesses and consumers to implicate themselves in federal crimes. 
Colorado weather: Storms over Eastern Plains; at least 1 tornado warning  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:31:13 MDT
Thunderstorms over Colorado's northeastern plains could be severe Friday afternoon, unleashing hail, winds up to 70 mph and possibly a few tornadoes. 
Englewood taps Eric Keck as new city manager  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:27:34 MDT
Englewood has chosen Eric A. Keck, a former executive with a mining equipment firm and a former city administrator in Idaho, as its new city manager.