Aurora delays funding youth violence programs
Despite recognizing youths in Aurora get shot almost every day, City Council members delayed funding youth violence programs Monday. As part of its plan to quell youth violence, Aurora plans to give $500,000 to local nonprofits.
Denver police warn teens not to follow new TikTok challenge
(Denver, Colo.) Denver police aren't playing around when it comes to a new teen prank using toy guns. In the "The Orbeez Challenge," which has gone viral on TikTok, teens upload videos of themselves shooting Orbeez balls out of car windows at passersby.
I'm not a bad person for mourning the child I didn't get
*This is a work of nonfiction and opinion based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. I love my daughter more than I love anyone else in the world, and I feel the need to preface this post with the assertion that my love for her never wavers, despite the feeling that I have toward her which swirl around my head like little tornadoes; and change daily based on her behavior and how our relationship is shaking out from day to day.
I wanted to punch a teenage boy in Panera Bread because my heart was broken in high school
*This is a work of nonfiction and opinion based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. The teenage boys who are in line in front of me at Panera Bread order entirely way too much food.
Aurora brings back gang program
(Aurora, Colo.) As much as violence impacts youths in Aurora, the council still can’t agree on what to do about it. A majority of council members who identify as conservatives voted Monday to reinstate the city’s gang prevention program. The previous council, controlled by Democrats, had instead sold the public on a large-scale investment in the city’s youth that would have involved non-profit agencies.
5 Signs Your Boyfriend is Emotionally Cheating
Emotional cheating can be a close (often secretive) intimate relationship with someone other than your spouse. It is different from a normal, healthy friendship because it negatively impacts your relationship with your spouse.
Aurora revisits gang prevention program it canceled
(Denver, Colo.) After a divided Aurora City Council did not fund the city's Youth Violence Prevention Project earlier this month, the city will reconsider a gang program canceled in 2018.
Counselor, parent say Denver schools no longer safe
After eliminating most school resource officers, a Denver East High School counselor says the school district needs a better safety plan. At the Dec. 15 school board meeting, Mario Ortiz told the council that chaos had broken out without the officers. He said he told Denver school board member Tay Anderson in March 2021 that the school district needed a "well-defined safety plan especially in response to getting rid of the (school resource officers) in our buildings.
Despite violent fall, Aurora postpones plan to tackle youth violence
Despite community pressure to help reduce youth violence after three shootings in November that injured at least nine teens and killed one, Aurora City Council Monday night delayed approving additional money for the Aurora Youth Violence Prevention project until city staff answers questions.