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Aerial photos show a total loss of homes in a subdivision west of Superior, Colorado

Cities and suburbs face growing wildfire threat

Firefighters prepare for a combustible mix of harsh climate conditions and expanding communities.

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State of the unions

Following decades of decline, organized labor is having a moment amid the pandemic.

Jeff Fard delivers the keynote address at the 2022 MLK Peace Breakfast at MSU Denver. Photo by Josh Guerink

'Overcoming the pandemic of racism'

The convergence of two public health crises – Covid and the continuing impacts of racism – took center stage at MSU Denver's annual event celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. PLUS: Marade photo gallery

Maxwell Kwan, Industrial Design Major, left, and Andrew Cline, Bachelor of Fine Arts major, work on installation for the project: Design for the Common Good- International Exposition for that features 30 specific public interest design projects from around the world. Photo by Alyson McClaran

Social impact: Design for the Common Good

Public-interest design tackles big challenges, such as housing insecurity and cultural preservation. A new exhibit at the Center for Visual Art shows us how.

Aerial photos show a total loss of homes in a subdivision west of Superior, Colorado

Cities and suburbs face growing wildfire threat

Firefighters prepare for a combustible mix of harsh climate conditions and expanding communities.

“Cans were a dime each before, but now they go for around 13 cents,” Jeremy Rudolf said, vice president of operation strategy for Oskar Blues-affiliated independent brewer collective CANarchy. “Plastic, resin, shrink wrap, paper – they’re all in short supply, too." Photo by Olga Sago

Weathering the ‘candemic’

Supply-chain disruptions and spikes in aluminum prices are hitting Colorado’s beer industry. Here’s what consumers can expect and how crafty brewers are responding.

The race is on to train a new generation of cybersecurity professionals. Illustration by Jonathan Carlson

Cyber superheroes prepare for battle

With cybercrime soaring, the race is on to train a new generation of digital defenders.

Snow worries

How will the state’s ski and tourism industries deal with the growing climate crisis?

As a young legislator in the 1960s, Roy Romer was the force behind legislation and funding that created MSU Denver more than 50 years ago. Photo by Getty Images.

Meet the Father of MSU Denver

VIDEO: As a young state legislator, Roy Romer fought to create a new open-access, four-year college. Nearly 60 years later, the former governor reflects on his vision for MSU Denver and the future of higher education.

Danny Guy was president of the Roadrunners Run Wild Running Club. Photo by Alyson McClaran

Second-act success

The military taught Danny Guy a thing or two about courage and accomplishing goals. He’s putting those lessons to use as he pursues a medical career.

The best RED stories from 2021.

The best of RED 2021

Over the past year, our reporting stretched from city streets to the snowy San Juan Mountains, from the classroom to the Colorado River. Here are the best and most-read stories of 2021.

Li Chen is a senior English major at MSU Denver. Photo by Alyson McClaran

'Strengthening our democracy' through public service

Six MSU Denver students will work in Washington, D.C. next summer thanks to a new internship program aimed at developing the next generation of public service leaders.

The Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA), in partnership with MSU Denver’s Precision and Aerobatics flight teams, holds its 11th annual VFW Charity Airlift to provide toys and nonperishable food items to veterans and their families in rural communities throughout the state.

Annual airlift delivers holiday cheer to Colorado vets

WATCH: MSU Denver flight teams take to the sky with food and toys for families in need.

Spending on service robots is slated to increase by nearly $1 billion by 2024. Shutterstock

Rise of the hospitality robots

Spending on service robots is projected to increase by nearly $1 billion by 2024. Are you ready for a plug-in concierge?

Penelope Thurber said she chose MSU Denver because as a Denver native and considering her upbringing in the Chicano culture, she felt that the University “would be most representative of me and my life and that I would strive to be a good representative of the school.” Photo by Alyson McClaran

‘A survivor and an overcomer’

67-year-old Army vet Penelope Thurber battled through a lifetime of challenges to earn her degree. Now, she hopes to help others do the same.

Steven Finch, left, and classmate Michael Miller, work on creating a carbon fiber snow shovel as part of a class project in the Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory at MSU Denver. Photo by Alyson McClaran

Hands-on at Ball Aerospace

An internship with the Colorado-based spacecraft maker put Steven Finch on the path to a successful career. It also saved the company more than $1 million.

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