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John Frank
11 hours ago - News

Aurora reaches legal settlement with Elijah McClain's family

Sheneen McClain, left, mother of Elijah McClain, speaks during a press conference in 2019. Photo: Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images
Sheneen McClain, left, mother of Elijah McClain, speaks during a press conference in 2019. Photo: Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images

The city of Aurora is preparing to pay the family of Elijah McClain as part of the legal settlement of a federal lawsuit related to the 23-year-old's 2019 death at the hands of law enforcement.

Driving the news: His mother, Sheneen McClain, agreed to the terms, her attorneys confirmed in a statement to the Colorado Sun.

John Frank
22 hours ago - Politics

Meet the candidates: Denver school board at-large seat

Denver School Board candidates
From left to right, Marla Benavides, Jane Shirley, Scott Esserman, Nicky Yollick, Vernon Jones Jr. Photos courtesy of campaigns

The state's largest school district is holding elections in four of nine districts, our education reporting partner Chalkbeat writes.

Let's meet the at-large candidates in the order they will appear on Denver residents' ballots.

John Frank
22 hours ago - News

Denver poised to give belated incentives for vaccinations

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock speaks at the Colorado Convention Center on Sept. 22.
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock speaks at the Colorado Convention Center on Sept. 22. Photo: RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Mayor Michael Hancock may have his way after all.

What's happening: City employees who are vaccinated against COVID-19 or received an exemption could soon receive bonuses for complying with the Hancock administration's vaccine mandate.

Alayna Alvarez
22 hours ago - News

Hungry bears descend on Denver

A black bear in a tree near C-470 and South Platte Canyon Road.
A black bear in a tree near C-470 and South Platte Canyon Road. Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Keep your eyes open, friends. Colorado wildlife officials are reporting an increase in black bear activity in the Denver metro area.

What’s happening: Our furry friends are getting ready to hibernate — and they’re packing on the pounds to prepare.

Gigi Sukin
23 hours ago - Sports

Raiders steal one from the Broncos

Henry Ruggs III #11 of the Las Vegas Raiders completes a catch against Ronald Darby #21 of the Denver Broncos during the third quarter at Empower Field At Mile High on Oct. 17.
Henry Ruggs III #11 of the Las Vegas Raiders completes a catch against Ronald Darby #21 of the Denver Broncos during the third quarter at Empower Field At Mile High on Oct. 17. Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

The Las Vegas Raiders defeated the Broncos 34–24 on Sunday afternoon in a tough loss on hometown turf.

Driving the news: This was the third consecutive loss for the Broncos, marking the first time in franchise history that the team followed a three-game win streak with a three-game losing streak, per the Denver Post.

John Frank
Oct 15, 2021 - News

Colorado U.S. Senate candidate launches campaign with attack ad

A screenshot from Joe O'Dea's first TV ad in the U.S. Senate race.
Screenshot of O'Dea campaign ad

A newcomer to the U.S. Senate race in Colorado is starting his campaign on the attack against Sen. Michael Bennet (D).

The big picture: Republican Joe O'Dea, a first-time candidate and Denver businessman, is launching a statewide advertising blitz Friday that includes a 30-second TV spot.

Alayna Alvarez
Oct 15, 2021 - News

Denver Art Museum gets a $175 million makeover

The exterior of the Martin Building at the Denver Art Museum. Photo: Eric Stephenson/courtesy of the Denver Art Museum

After more than three years of construction, not to mention last year's pandemic delays, the Denver Art Museum's $175 million renovation is, at last, complete.

What's next: Doors open to the public with a free admission day Oct. 24.

John Frank
Oct 15, 2021 - News

Colorado activist played big role in Donald Trump's "Big Lie"

Photo illustration of Donald trump speaking with quotes from his election night speech in the background
Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

A far-right activist who hosted a podcast went public with a fantastical claim just weeks ahead of the 2020 election.

Driving the news: Colorado’s Joe Oltmann says he listened to a phone call hosted by left-wing "antifa" activists in September 2020.

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