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Post Premium: Our best stories for the week of Jan. 13 – 19 19.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Denver Post's most important stories from the past week, with a special focus on the story we've decided should lead our Sunday newspaper.
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What’s polluting Colorado’s air? 125 million tons a year of heat-trapping and hazardous gases 19.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The air pollution that people in Colorado inhale each day comes from myriad sources: factories, cars, buildings and homes, fossil fuel facilities, cattle feedlots.
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Colorado father of five deported to Mexico after long battle for legal residency 17.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Colorado father of five who declined immigration sanctuary in a church has been deported to Mexico after a long battle to obtain legal residency, an immigration advocate and family confirmed.
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Colorado General Assembly’s 2020 session starts today. Here’s what’s coming. 8.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado lawmakers return to the Capitol on Wednesday for the first day of the 2020 legislative session. Even before bills have been introduced, it's clear they will be tackling significant issues that will affect Coloradans' daily lives from health care costs to paid family leave to gun control legislation.
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Rehab center owner in Colorado and California pleads no contest in $175M billing scam 8.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The founder of a Los Angeles sober-living facility is facing 20 years in prison for running a $175 million phony health care billing scheme.
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GEO Group to close 650-bed Colorado prison in two months; state will have to find new placements 8.1.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
GEO Group on Tuesday gave the Colorado Department of Corrections notice that it will close the Cheyenne Mountain Re-Entry Center on March 7, according to the department. 
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25 people quarantined at Aurora ICE detention facility due to scabies outbreak 10.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
Twenty-five detainees have been quarantined at the immigration detention facility in Aurora due to an outbreak of scabies, Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed Monday evening.
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Armed robbery suspect shot and killed by police in Federal Heights after leading officers on car, foot chase 7.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A man suspected of committing several armed robberies in Federal Heights was shot and killed by police Friday night after leading authorities on a chase, Westminster police said in a news release.
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Firefighter dies after falling off five-story condo at Copper Mountain 7.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Ken Jones, 46, had climbed to the roof in search of access to the fire just before 2 a.m., Summit Fire and EMS said in a news release.
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Denver city council to consider $1.3 million purchase of halfway house from private prison company 7.12.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The imminent closure of Tooley Hall will be the end of the city's community corrections contracts with GEO Group, one of the largest private prison companies in the U.S.
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ACLU of Colorado sues prison company over death at Aurora ICE detention facility 13.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado is suing The GEO Group, which runs the immigration detention facility in Aurora, on allegations of negligence leading to the wrongful death of Kamyar Samimi in 2017.
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Arvada has stopped adding fluoride to drinking water until mid-summer 12.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
Arvada announced Monday that it will not be able to add supplemental fluoride to its municipal water supply until summer because of a leaky storage tank.
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Shipping Minnesota water to sate a thirsty world: Could it happen? 5.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Last week came the surprising news that a Dakota County company wants to pump water from below the ground and transport it by rail to the western United States. Environmental groups quickly opposed the idea. The Minnesota DNR said the plan won't likely meet state law. But could a plan like this ever become reality?
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Could Colorado end the use of private prisons by 2025? Lawmakers want to find out. 19.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado lawmakers for the first time are preparing to map out a possible divorce from the private prison industry, and a long-shuttered maximum-security prison could be part of the solution.
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Protest held at house of GEO Aurora Detention Center warden 20.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Abolish ICE Denver held a protest Thursday evening at the home of the warden of GEO Aurora Detention Center.
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ACLU report alleges medical neglect, maltreatment at Aurora ICE facility run by GEO Group 18.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A newly published ACLU report details alleged medical abuses and neglect at the Aurora immigration detention facility run by GEO Group. An ICE spokeswoman said "ICE is firmly committed to the health and welfare of all those in its custody."
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife, police working to capture bear spotted in Aurora 17.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers and Aurora police are looking for a bear that was seen wandering near that city's neighborhoods.
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Residents at Denver’s GEO Group halfway house could be transferred to other counties despite contract extension 10.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Residents at one of Denver's community corrections facilities could be transferred to other counties this month despite a six-month contract extension with the company that operates the halfway house.
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Critics of federal oil, gas leasing in Colorado focus on fate of fancy-dancing bird and public lands 1.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Public land and wildlife advocates are voicing concerns about the fate of wildlife in general, and the greater sage grouse in particular, as the Bureau of Land Management prepares to auction off oil and gas leases on 64,745 acres in Colorado Sept. 26.
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With growing opposition and slowing prison population growth, what is the future for private prison companies in Colorado? 25.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The messy process of ending Denver's connections to private corrections companies highlights how enmeshed Colorado's criminal justice system remains in the private prison industry.
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