The Earned Income Tax Credit isn't boring, we promise
Audio: CPR’s Megan Verlee explores the EITC
Colorado is poised to start offering its own EITC, to compliment the one from the federal government. The federal program is one of the country's biggest that benefits families and poor children. Read more here, and check out our ongoing coverage of children in poverty.
Meet the man prosecuting Aurora theater shooter James Holmes
Audio: CPR’s Ben Markus reports on District Attorney George Brauchler
Two years ago, District Attorney George Brauchler stepped to the podium in court. To his left sat, James Holmes, the perpetrator of one of the worst mass shootings in American history. Brauchler told the judge,"Justice is death," despite a standing offer from the defense to plead guilty in return for life in prison. Read more.
Escaping Parkinson's through poetry
Audio: Denver poet, performer Wayne A. Gilbert speaks with CPR’s Ryan Warner
When Denver's Wayne Gilbert learned he had Parkinson's Disease in 2005, the first thing he did was write a poem. "When I'm dancing, when I'm making a poem, when I'm acting in a play, I can forget that I have Parkinson's for a little while," Gilbert says. Read more.
In Aurora, vets are still waiting
Audio: CPR’s John Daley reports on the VA medical center project in Aurora
The under-construction VA hospital in Aurora is expected to be much more expensive now than originally envisioned. It's also taking much longer to complete, which upsets vets like Ralph Bozella. He told his story to CPR's John Daley this week.
Cities, agriculture face off over water
Audio: CPR’s Grace Hood reports on the state water plan
visited him in southeastern Colorado, where he's waging battle with tumbleweeds.
Meth use is spiking
Audio: CPR’s Ben Markus reports on meth use in Colorado
In Denver and Aurora, arrests for meth possession are up more than 140 percent since 2010, for a total of nearly 682 combined arrests last year. Over in Colorado Springs, there were 416 possession arrests last year -- double the number in 2010. Read more.
Denver dance hub keeps spinning
Audio: CPR’s Stephanie Wolf reports on the Denver Turnverein’s 150th anniversary
The Denver Turnverein started in the back of a downtown bakery in 1865. It's now the go-to place in the state for tango lovers and offers ballroom, salsa, country western dance, Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing. Read more.
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