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Feb. 27, 2024: Homelessness in Grand Junction; Elevating Black history in Colorado

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Ryan Warner/CPR News
Metal barricades were erected around Whitman Park in downtown Grand Junction on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023. The park was a regular gathering spot for unhoused residents and is set for a future renovation.

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Another park closes in Grand Junction, frequented by people experiencing homelessness. But the closure may be more about perception, as the city votes down a ban on daytime camping in parks. Then, Colorado's Black history is diverse and rich but not widely known. An exhibit at the Museum of Boulder is working to change that by illuminating the stories of Black people across the state.