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Democrats take state Senate, grow House lead

The much-mentioned “blue wave” broke on the state Capitol on Nov. 6, sending the Democrats a three-seat advantage in the 35-member state Senate and more power in the state House. Nineteen … more

Scheffel wins race for state board of education

Democrat Tim Krug, of Franktown, and Republican Debora Scheffel, of Parker, were each vying for the state board of education seat for the 4th Congressional District in the Nov. 6 election. Scheffel … more

Castle Pines to become home rule city

Castle Pines voters made their voice heard in the Nov. 6 election and results show a majority believe their city should become a home rule municipality. more

Historic turnout in Douglas County midterms

Douglas County announced a historic midterm election turnout as results came in the evening of Nov. 6. As of 8:20 p.m., the county had received approximately 30,000 ballots on Nov. 6 alone and crews … more

Buck takes resounding win to keep CD4 seat

In the race for the 4th Congressional District seat, incumbent Ken Buck won a third term on Nov. 6. The Republican garnered 62.6 percent of the vote compared to Democrat Karen McCormick's 37.4 … more

Voters reject 112, 73, transportation measures

Voters have said “nay” on many of the state's most contentious ballot issues. more

Polis, other Democrats secure state offices

Colorado's new governor says he's focused on saving familes money on health care coverage and being a leader for all people. The night of Nov. 6, Jared Polis walked onstage at the Democrats' watch party in downtown Denver as loudspeakers played Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'." more

DCSD parents, school officials 'cautiously optimistic' about tax measures, which are narrowly passing

Dozens of Douglas County School District staff, educators and parents at a watch party at a Lone Tree restaurant were on pins and needles watching the results of two tax measures that would provide additional funding for the school district. more

Republicans retain hold on seats in Douglas County

The following are unofficial, preliminary results from the Nov. 6 election in races for the state Legislature and county offices posted shortly before 1 a.m. Nov. 7: more

Hickenlooper executive order targets youth vaping

To address what state and health officials are calling an epidemic, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order outlining efforts to decrease the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products … more

Health law sign-ups begin with stable premiums, more options

The Affordable Care Act's sixth sign-up season opened Nov. 1 amid stabilizing premiums and more choice for consumers. Nationally, average premiums are going up only by low single-digit percentages … more

Amazon 4-star store opens at Park Meadows

Shoppers can go from browsing the latest technology to cookware to the hottest books in one brief stroll around the Amazon 4-Star outlet store, the newest attraction at Park Meadows mall in Lone … more

Daily stress of law enforcement work can build up

In law enforcement, having a sound frame of mind on a daily basis is paramount. Different agencies use different tactics to relieve stress or provide an outlet for an officer to talk through their … more

Mental stability can be challenge for aging

Toward the front of a crowded conference room at Legacy Village senior community in Castle Pines, 82-year-old Marilyn McQueary sat quietly through a presentation on finding purpose in life after … more

'A recipe to comfort your mind'

Douglas County School District — which with about 8,000 employees is the county's largest employer — believes using peer involvement to recognize and combat mental health issues its staff may be … more

Larger companies use EAPs to support employee mental health

One of the most prevalent mental health programs used by large businesses — including Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree; Douglas County School District; and Kroger, which operates King Soopers … more

Time to Talk: Employers putting more focus on mental health in the workplace

Caitlyn Grathwohl, a baker in a Castle Rock grocery store, has no reason to worry about being fired, yet the thought is always on her mind. The lonely hours on the night shift add to a feeling of … more

Report finds good variety of senior services, but gaps remain

Throughout recent years, Douglas County has made moves to address projections that the nation's senior population will boom over the next decade. The Partnership of Douglas County Governments (PDCG) … more

Men and mental illness: Suffering in silence

Brett Zachman vividly remembers his first panic attack. He was driving at 10 a.m. on a Thursday morning, not long after the woman he'd been seeing for three months ended their relationship. That … more

Maternal depression: ‘When you feel connected, it changes everything'

Lissa Miller, 31, has a history of mild depression and anxiety — the conditions run in her family. She used to manage her symptoms with exercise and meditation. But two years ago, soon after Miller … more
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