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Nearly 900,000 military veterans have officially pending applications for health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the department’s inspector general said Sept. 2, but “serious” problems with enrollment data make it impossible to … more
A trip to the emergency room will never be a pleasant experience, but Lutheran Medical Center spent $16 million to ensure any trip to its emergency department is as positive as possible. The Wheat Ridge hospital, at 8300 W. 38 Ave., unveiled its … more
It took 2 1/2 years for the case to go to trial, so justice may have been delayed, said Jefferson County District Attorney Pete Weir. But at the end of a 12-day trial, justice for Claudia Miller was achieved. A Jefferson County jury on Aug. 25 … more
Library patrons got their read on this summer with the Jefferson County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge. The reading challenge took place May 29-Aug. 14. In comparison to last year, average participation grew 6 percent in 2015. … more
Supporters of President Barack Obama’s Iran agreement demonstrated in front of Congressman Ed Perlmutter’s Lakewood office to support the deal and encourage Perlmutter and others to do the same. The Aug. 26 rally, hosted by as part … more
At 15, some children celebrate quinceañeras. Some start learning to drive. Others are tackling sophomore year. But in Jefferson County, for at least 65 of those 15-year-olds, it was another year enslaved in sex trafficking. “These are kids … more
Starting Sept. 1, Jefferson County teachers had a contract in place for the 2015-2016 school year, but opposing viewpoints around the deal remain. During the Aug. 27 school board meeting, President Ken Witt called the contract a “landmark” … more
An angry silence filled the room as about 100 teachers and community members listened to the Jefferson County School Board unanimously approve a 10-month contract between the teacher's union and the … more
After six days of voting, Jefferson County teachers accepted a 10-month contract for the 2015-2016 school year. With the union's ratification of the contract, it will go to the Board of Education for final discussion and possible approval during its Aug. 27 meeting. more
Wheat Ridge Police Chief Dan Brennan hosted a presentation on the effects of marijuana and how it impacts the community. “If you look at the 2013-2014 year, there were 49 (underage) incidents involving marijuana possession. This year, the … more
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