THE MIX

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Drilling, one mile outside Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes

Since President Donald Trump was sworn into office last year, the administration has used its “energy dominance” agenda to require states to conduct quarterly sales […] > read more

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Appeals court re-raises the bar for passing constitutional ballot measures in Colorado

When it comes to trying to get constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot in Colorado, voters in 2016 raised the bar. Then, last month, a […] > read more

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The Home Front: Air Force to pay $900k for clean water and to ‘remove perfluorinated compounds’ in El Paso County

“Nearly two years after toxic chemicals from Air Force firefighting foam were found in water drawn from the Widefield aquifer, the military announced a string […] > read more

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How The Denver Post’s rebellion rippled across America

By now you’ve likely heard about The Denver Post’s multi-page editorial broadside at its hedge-fund owner. This week’s newsletter seeks to explain the local and national repercussions of […] > read more

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Sweating signatures? Three Colorado governor candidates still await their ballot fate

With the Democratic and Republican assemblies over, three candidates are still in a holding pattern— or holding their breath— waiting to see whether they, too, […] > read more

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Is a water war brewing on the Colorado River?

Officials from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico recently sent a letter to counterparts in Arizona, hoping to avert a crisis. The problem, if unresolved, […] > read more

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Colorado teachers plan more walkouts, and Jeffco canceled classes one day next week

Teachers from Colorado’s two largest school districts are planning back-to-back walkouts next week to call for more funding for education – and they could be […] > read more

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The Home Front: High winds and a wildfire earns El Paso County a ‘disaster declaration’

“El Paso County signed a disaster declaration Tuesday night and is urging the state to take command of a wind-fueled blaze that started along Interstate […] > read more

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Democrats debut pension reform plan sparing workers from contribution increases

Teachers and state workers would be off the hook for propping up the state’s pension plan under a proposal approved by House lawmakers on Monday. […] > read more

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Littwin: In the Trump-Comey spitting match, is anyone winning or is everyone losing?

In the midst of the longest run of self-inflicted wounds known to man, Donald Trump caught a huge break. And then, of course, he tossed […] > read more

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With school finance act, CO lawmakers try to pass off teacher pay to local districts

A school finance act that puts more money into K-12 education than Colorado has spent at any point since the Great Recession passed a key […] > read more

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The Home Front: Mike Pence pledges ‘manned missions to the moon and Mars’ in Colorado Springs, per report

“Vice President Mike Pence told a Colorado Springs crowd Monday that America will reach new heights in space under the Trump administration, including a pledge […] > read more