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March 22, 2023: It’s Black Restaurant Week. This ice cream shop offers scoops & a sense of community

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Store manager Shewit Habtu serves up some ice cream to Roma Cortez, 9, as Roma’s mom, Italia Cortez, left, looks on, at Walia Creamery on Syracuse Street in Denver on Monday, March 13, 2023.

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An Ethiopian immigrant whose childhood was shadowed by violence wants her Denver ice cream shop to be a place of peace. We visit during Black Restaurant Week. Then, students in Delta County win their long fight to replace the offensive names of two local geographic features. And Purplish examines lawmakers' efforts to make Colorado more accessible.