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Chhun Sun

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Chhun Sun covers public safety and general assignments for The Gazette. The Thailand-born, Cambodian-American joined the newspaper's staff in 2015. He previously worked at publications in California, Utah, Washington and the countries of Cambodia and Azerbaijan. He can be reached at chhun.sun@gazette.com or by phone at 719-636-0235. Follow him on Twitter at @chhunsun.

Brandi Lea is a single of mother of three who runs a nonprofit from her home that helps women in Uganda. Beauty For Ashes Uganda empowers single mothers in Uganda instead of dependence on foreign aid. Thursday, April 20, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette
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An exercise event at the City Auditorium combined fitness and fundraising to benefit the aging City Auditorium. TrendZ Fitness organized the Zumba event and about 100 people came to the event dressed for a "flower power" themed afternoon. Liz Bell (front) and her Zumba class from Accolade Fitness take their turn on the stage to lead the crowd of dancers on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette
Hadley Ahrens, left, 10, laughs as her friend Isabel Ritz, 10, holds a doll they called 'creepy Jolenea' by the hair as they found her during the clean up event and thought the doll was the most interesting thing they found on Earth Day Saturday April 22, 2017. UpaDowna partnered with the Great American Cleanup Pikes Peak Partners as volunteers helped to clear and remove various pieces of trash from UpaDowna's adopted waterway trail. The event started at America The Beautiful Park and volunteers were provided with trash bags and gloves to help with the process. Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette
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Multiple children were taken to the hospital after they were struck at the corner of Pikes Peak Ave. and Chelton Rd. on Thursday, January 12, 2017. CSPD officers investigate the scene. JERILEE BENNETT, THE GAZETTE
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Volunteer rescuer Jesse Rochette searches the Fountain Creek flood waters for anyone trapped or stranded aafter another flash flood washed off the Waldo Canyon burn scar on August 9, 2013. Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette
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Katy Henderson (right), 12, a sixth-grader at Manitou Springs Middle School, and her teacher Patty Breece (left) plant flowers at the school to commemorate Earth Day on Tuesday April 23, 2002. Breece's sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students spent Monday and Tuesday sprucing up the landscaping at their school. Jay Janner/The Gazette
About two dozen people from the Colorado Action Network  protest Wednesday, April 19, 2017, across the street from the Cheyenne Mountain Resort where Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., was participating in a closed meeting with the Chamber of Commerce.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
About two dozen people from the Colorado Action Network protest Wednesday, April 19, 2017, across the street from the Cheyenne Mountain Resort where Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., was participating in a closed meeting with the Chamber of Commerce. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The famous Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park remains unaffected by the Mesa Verde Fire on 7/27/00.  The fire was about 4 miles away.    Jay Janner/The Gazette
The famous Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park is shown in this Gazette file photo. Mesa Verde is one of four national parks in Colorado, each of which will be offering free admission during the weekend of April 22 and 23.