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The legalization of marijuana in Colorado hasn't solved the racial disparities in enforcement that drug-policy reformers had hoped to end, with blacks still far more likely than whites to be charged with pot-related crimes, a new report says. The … more
Lone Tree soon will be home to Hooters. The chain restaurant known for its curvy, lightly attired waitresses and chicken wings will open in the former TGI Fridays. TGI Fridays closed its Yosemite Street and County Line Road restaurant in … more
An elementary school that has become accustomed to tumult recently learned it will lose its new leader at the school year's end. Copper Mesa Elementary Principal Peggy Griebenow recently announced she will resign, citing differences with the Douglas … more
A bill to require all motorists to use snow tires or chains during snowy months on Colorado's major mountain highway has passed its toughest test in the state Legislature. The measure cleared the Senate Transportation Committee 5-0, but not … more
A House committee passed two minimum-wage bills last week. House Bill 1300 proposes to reinstate local governments' authority to increase minimum wages. House Concurrent Resolution 1001 proposes to increase the minimum wage, by voter approval. … more
Representatives of 13 Douglas County School District School Accountability Committees let the school board know they want a bond measure to fund capital needs on November's ballot. They presented a position statement to the board during the March 17 … more
It can be hard to determine the moment when one gains proficiency over a craft. But for Castle View High School sophomore Jonathan Hoe, it's vivid. “The biggest moment was when I made Western States Honor Orchestra,” said Hoe, 16. “That's a … more
When the Douglas County Sheriff's Office recruits new officers for its K-9 Unit, personality is everything. “If it's a really mellow dog and a mellow handler, you're going to have a snail in a couple of years. If it's a really hyper dog and a … more
Area residents Ryan Parker, Bill LeVasseur and Rob “Poppy” Parker, the three stars of the new reality television show, “BrainStormers,” watched the premiere episodes on The Weather Channel March 22 with more than 100 friends and family … more
A woman shot during a high-speed pursuit in Douglas County was sentenced to four years of probation for burglary. Gwen Devilbiss, a passenger in a stolen pickup truck driven by Clifford … more
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