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Why Did Jamel Myles Die?

When a nine-year-old Denver boy died by suicide last year, the tragedy gained national attention. In the immediate aftermath, however, the full story wasn't told. Why did this exuberant and loving young child die? And did the institutions that were supposed to help and support Jamel Myles and his family let them down?

Denver’s Top Lawyers 2019

Our annual list of the best attorneys—452 this year—in the Denver metro area.

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Disrupters: 15 People Who Are Changing Denver

Newsmakers, innovators, and game changers who spent the past year setting lofty goals and building a metro area they believe in. These individuals, in sectors ranging from art to business to politics, are guaranteed to keep you thinking and talking well into the future, whether you agree with them or not.

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Après-Everything

A letter from the editor of the December 2018 issue of 5280.

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How to Be a True Anti-Racist

University of Colorado Denver education professor Cheryl Matias built her career helping prospective urban teachers fight racism. Now she wants to bring her ideas to the mainstream.

Nearly 300,000 Acres of Public Land Are Inaccessible in Colorado

According to a recent report, millions of acres of federal public land across the West are “landlocked” by private property holdings. And here in the Centennial State, there are unique barriers to opening up more land for recreation.

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My Father’s Final Gift

When it came to preparing for the end of his life, my father planned for the worst, knowing that would be best for me.

118 Years Ago, a Denver Teen Was Publicly and Brutally Murdered

In November 1900, Preston "John" Porter Jr. was accused of raping and murdering a 12-year-old girl, and as punishment, was burned at the stake. Now, local activists are working to commit his memory—and that of others lynched at the turn of the 20th century—to the public record.

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