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Pandemic, strained economy threaten higher ed in Colorado

Jul. 11, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Angie Paccione, fresh off a weekly call with university presidents across Colorado, summed up the state of higher education in the midst of a pandemic, an economic recession and a reckoning with lifetimes worth of racial inequities: It’s a “cacophony of crises.” Colorado...

This photo released by the Aurora Police Department, in Colorado, shows Officers Erica Marrero, from left, Jaron Jones and Kyle Dittrich. Jason Rosenblatt, one of three white officers who stopped Elijah McClain, has been fired over the photos showing colleagues reenacting the chokehold used before the Black man died in August 2019, according to documents from prosecutors. The officers shown in the photo have either been fired or have resigned, according to officials. (Aurora Police Department via AP)

Correction: Racial Injustice-Elijah McClain story

Jul. 10, 2020 7:35 PM EDT
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — In a story published July 3, 2020, about police officers being fired over photos showing them reenacting a chokehold used on Elijah McClain, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a family friend. His name is Terrance Roberts, not Terrence Roberts.

JBS workers walk off job at beef plant over pay dispute

Jul. 10, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Employees walked off the fabrication floor at the JBS Swift beef plant in northern Colorado as part of a dispute over pay for a certain group of workers. The Greeley Tribune reports Friday afternoon's protest at the facility in Greeley involved a pay dispute by the “black...

Homeowner undergoes surgery after bear attack in Colorado

Jul. 10, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Colorado have located and killed a bear believed to have been involved in a home break-in and attack, injuring the homeowner. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said a team with tracking dogs located the bear on the backside of Aspen Mountain before tracking it to a mine...

Colorado sees uptick in coronavirus cases as state reopens

Jul. 10, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is experiencing an uptick in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations as the state gradually reopens its economy, health officials said Friday. Dr. Rachel Herlihy, the state epidemiologist, said about 4% of people being tested have the coronavirus, and those who have the disease caused...

Colorado superintendent to be Kentucky education head

Jul. 10, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

Frankfort, Ky (AP) — The Kentucky Board of Education announced Thursday that it has selected the superintendent of Colorado’s second largest school district to be Kentucky’s next education commissioner. Jason Glass will oversee Kentucky’s K-12 school system and its 650,000 students...

Colorado man kills bear in self-defense

Jul. 9, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A camper in Colorado shot and killed a bear after the animal charged the man and his dog at a camping area, authorities said. Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Jason Clay said the man was camping outside of Nederland, 17 miles (27 kilometers) from Boulder, when he heard his dog...

Colorado police investigate comments on demonstration video

Jul. 9, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police in Colorado are conducting an internal investigation of an officer accused of calling for protesters to be killed in comments during a live social media broadcast. News channel KRDO-TV notified the Colorado Springs Police Department last week it received a tip about...

FILE - In this April 22, 2020, file photo, Dr. P.J. Parmar heads to the parking lot of his clinic in Aurora, Colo., to see a patient. The Aurora Police Department, where officers were fired after re-enacting the chokehold death of a young Black man, is under scrutiny again after video emerged of an officer pulling a gun on Parmar, trying to park at the refugee center he operates. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert, File)

Video shows officer point gun at doctor on his own property

Jul. 9, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

A Colorado police department where officers were fired after re-enacting the chokehold death of a young Black man is under scrutiny again after video emerged of an officer pulling a gun on a doctor trying to park at a refugee center he operates. Police body camera video released by Dr. P.J. Parmar's lawyer as...

FILE - This photo released by the Aurora Police Department, in Colorado, shows Officers Erica Marrero, from left, Jaron Jones and Kyle Dittrich. Dittrich and Marrero who were fired for the photo reenacting a chokehold used on a Black man arrested in August have filed appeals of their terminations, the Aurora Civil Service Commission said Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Aurora Police Department via AP, File)

Aurora officers fired for reenacting chokehold file appeals

Jul. 9, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two Colorado police officers fired for a photo reenacting a chokehold used on a Black man arrested last year appealed their terminations, officials said Thursday. Officers Kyle Dittrich and Erica Marrero were fired last week after Aurora police released a photo showing them and a third...