Megan Verlee http://publicradioeast.org en Pastor Leads A New Brand Of Church For 'Sinners And Saints' http://publicradioeast.org/post/pastor-leads-new-brand-church-sinners-and-saints It's Sunday evening, and services are just getting underway at the House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver. Nearly 200 worshipers sit in circles of plastic chairs around a simple altar table. Together they follow traditional Christian rites. They sit. They stand. They sing.<p>The congregation here resembles the crowd at a downtown bookshop — hipsters and college professors, gay couples and Democratic grandmas. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 08:42:00 +0000 Megan Verlee 30531 at http://publicradioeast.org Pastor Leads A New Brand Of Church For 'Sinners And Saints' Student Opens Fire At Colo. High School, Wounds 2, Kills Self http://publicradioeast.org/post/student-opens-fire-colo-high-school-wounds-2-kills-self A student armed with a shotgun opened fire at a Colorado high school, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said Friday. Police said the shooter injured two fellow students at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., before killing himself. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:43:00 +0000 Megan Verlee 29818 at http://publicradioeast.org Gangs Scrutinized After Colo. Correction Chief's Murder http://publicradioeast.org/post/gangs-scrutinized-after-colo-correction-chiefs-murder Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Investigators have identified a suspect in the murder of the state prison's director. The suspect is member of a whites-only prison gang. Now, the probe is not over but it is raising new questions about extremist organizations inside the prison system.<p>Here's Colorado Public Radio's Megan Verlee.<p>MEGAN VERLEE, BYLINE: Colorado's Corrections Chief Tom Clements was shot answering his front door last month. The main suspect in the killing, Evan Ebel, died in a shootout with Texas authorities days later. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:28:00 +0000 Megan Verlee 12255 at http://publicradioeast.org Gun Control An Emotional Issue For Citizens, Lawmakers In Colorado http://publicradioeast.org/post/gun-control-emotional-issue-citizens-lawmakers-colorado Colorado's Legislature is poised to pass sweeping gun reform. The House passed bills that limit high-capacity magazines and require background checks on private gun sales. The bills will now be debated in the Senate, which promises bills of its own. Colorado has experienced two of the worst mass shootings in the nation, the latest in July 2012. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:24:00 +0000 Megan Verlee 7636 at http://publicradioeast.org Aurora, Colo., Tries To Capitalize On Its Ethnic Riches http://publicradioeast.org/post/aurora-colo-tries-capitalize-its-ethnic-riches Aurora, Colo., became a familiar name this summer, in the wake of a mass shooting at a local movie theater.<p>But there's much more to this Denver suburb than the recent tragedy. Just ask Ethiopian immigrant Fekade Balcha. Balcha's apartment, on Aurora's north side, sits in a dense neighborhood of squat brick apartment buildings and tiny homes.<p>"You see, in our apartment, there are Russians, Mexicans, Africans," Balcha says. "From Ethiopia, Somalia, Nigeria, and something like that."<p>Aurora is a real mixing bowl of a city, with more than 90 languages spoken in the public schools. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:29:00 +0000 Megan Verlee 2433 at http://publicradioeast.org Aurora, Colo., Tries To Capitalize On Its Ethnic Riches