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I-70 Things: The Instagram account built on frustration and rage, aims for changeAn Instagram account that started as a way to vent frustration over traffic conditions on Interstate 70 is now evolving to also include a hope for change.

Colorado lawmakers crack down on employers who steal workers’ wages: ‘We’re going to go after every company that does this’Some Colorado employers are stealing their workers’ wages, and new research shows it’s hurting us all. The Colorado Fiscal Institute says workers here lost nearly $730 million last year to wage theft. During that time, the state lost about $45 million in tax revenue for roads, schools, and other public services.

A first law of its kind could entrust federal experts with the oversight of digital platformsSenator Michael Bennet introduced a bill on Thursday that would focus on creating a commission to oversee big tech.

The state wants to set up a program to give financial incentives to replace lawnsThe bill would be for anyone who wants to convert their grass into a more water-sustainable landscape.

Aurora wants to ban grass in new developments to help conserve waterThis includes lawns, greenways and even water fountains.

A Denver high school teacher is on paid administrative leave after participating in a protest with studentsA large crowd of North High students staged a strike in support of Tim Hernandez after the district decided not to renew his contract.

The danger of wind and fire persists this weekendWatch Lauren Whitney’s predictions

New evacuations in Teller County as wildfire continues to burnThe fire broke out Thursday afternoon.

A Denver man has been charged with killing his brotherThe victims’ widow does not want the accused man released from prison.

Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy’s girlfriend calls for case against him to be dismissedThe girlfriend of Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy on Friday asked a judge to dismiss a misdemeanor case against him stemming from a dispute between them.

Shortened ski season: Breckenridge closed on SundaysWarmer than normal temperatures are impacting Colorado’s ski industry this month.

1 dies in fire that destroys 8 mobile homes in ColoradoOne person has died in a fire that destroyed eight mobile homes in Colorado Springs.

The City of Boulder County doesn’t know how much money it will be responsible for clearing Marshall fire debrisSuperior city administrators wonder why Boulder County won’t tell them how much each part of the Marshall Fire debris removal process will cost.

Denver Zoo Holds First AAPI+ Festival in Honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage MonthThe two-day festival will take place May 14-15 and is included with general admission.

Denver Police Need Help Identifying Man Suspected of Unlawful Sexual InterferenceThe crime happened on May 6 around 8:40 a.m. on East 48th Avenue and North Steele.

Ross McPherson, suspected of stabbing Lakewood doctor, under arrestIn video released by the department, a man police say is Ross McPherson can be seen moments before he stabbed a doctor in his office last week.

Citizens of Aurora arrest suspected bike thief and hold him until police arriveAurora police commend a community for working together to arrest a bike thief.

Nice weekend ahead but, we still need waterWatch Dave Aguilera’s predictions

Crime Spree suspect Trenton Dunham charged with shooting at police is set to appear in court for the first timeA 25-year-old man suspected of committing a series of crimes on Thursday is due to appear in court for the first time on Friday afternoon.

Boats allowed on Cherry Creek Reservoir again, search for missing man continuesThe search for a man who went underwater at Cherry Creek Reservoir last weekend is not over, but boating is once again allowed on the reservoir.

Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy’s girlfriend calls for case against him to be dismissedDenver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy’s girlfriend says she wants a misdemeanor case against him stemming from a domestic dispute thrown out.

Video shows bear stuck in truck in LarkspurA rope was attached to the door handle so that it could be opened from a safe distance to release the bear.

Breckenridge shortens its ski season due to melting snowBreckenridge will close on Sunday, May 15, two weeks earlier than planned.

‘John Doe’ is no more: The suspect who the sheriff’s office says was identified completely non-verballyA suspect in a trespassing case that Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office officials thought was completely non-verbal turned out not to be, and now he’s been identified.

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