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In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, two people hold posters showing images depicting Elijah McClain during a candlelight vigil for McClain outside the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles.

City Investigation Faults Police, Paramedics in Death of Elijah McClain

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The report suggested policy should be changed so paramedics prioritize patient safety rather than act as an “arm” of the police department.
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Longmont (CO) Public Safety Stops Ketamine Use

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Longmont Public Safety officials shed light on its own use of force policies and what they are doing differently.
A dispatcher responds to a call.

Denver (CO) Successfully Sends Mental Health Professionals to Hundreds of Calls

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The STAR program, which launched in June, reported promising results in its six-month progress report.

CO Man Sues Over Ketamine Use During 2020 Police Encounter

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A man who says he was given the powerful sedative ketamine against his will during a 2020 encounter with Lakewood police sued the officers, paramedics, medical providers and others involved with the incident.
Pedestrians wear masks while crossing an empty road at the intersection of Market Street and 15th Avenue during the evening rush hour Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in downtown Denver.

First Reported U.S. Case of COVID-19 Variant Found in CO

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The first reported U.S. case of the COVID-19 variant that's been seen in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced.
In this Jan. 11, 2010, file photo, Richard Heene, right, and his wife, Mayumi, arrive at the Laramie County Detention Center in Fort Collins, Colo.

Parents Convicted in 2009 ‘Balloon Boy’ Hoax Pardoned

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Dozens of emergency responders and two Colorado National Guard helicopters scrambled to save the boy as video footage of the enormous balloon floating far above the ground made national news.

Rescuers Save Injured Climber on Colorado’s Mount Sanitas

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Multiple agencies rescue climber who fell 15 feet.

North Metro (CO) Firefighter-Paramedic Recognized for Work in Space Command

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Quinn Henson, who got his Airborne Wings in Army jump school, now has his Space Wings.

Aurora (CO) Temporarily Stops Ketamine Use by Paramedics

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Paramedics have one less tool to use in their toolbox as the city council voted to temporarily stop paramedics from using ketamine to sedate patients, according to a report.

AMR Under Pressure to Meet Response Times in Colorado Springs (CO)

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After paying nearly $100 thousand in late fees, Colorado Springs (CO) AMR is back on track to meet response times, according to a report.