June 11, 2021: Updating Colorado’s Pandemic Fight; What Does It Mean To Abolish Policing?

June 11, 2021
Elisabeth Epps leads a crowd on the Capitol steps on the sixth day of protests in reaction to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. June 2, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)Elisabeth Epps leads a crowd on the Capitol steps on the sixth day of protests in reaction to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. June 2, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
Elisabeth Epps leads a crowd on the Capitol steps on the sixth day of protests in reaction to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. June 2, 2020.

As Colorado marks a vaccination milestone, there's concern about a variant on the Western Slope. What does this mean for public health? Then, civil rights activist Elisabeth Epps reflects on a year of unrest. She points out there's a key difference between "abolishing police" and "abolishing policing." Plus, “The Gringa” is a Colorado Book Award finalist.