GMO labeling tops brief list of Colorado ballot questions

  Former Colorado lawmaker and Agriculture Commissioner Don Ament understands why people want more information about the genetically engineered food products they’re eating, but he […]...

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October 24, 2014 Education, Elections 2014, Health, Just In: Elections 2014

Michelle Obama rallies crowd to Dems with focus on opportunity

  DENVER — You could have mistaken Thursday morning’s round-the-block line outside the Exdo Events Center for a weekend night, since the venue shares real estate […]...

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October 24, 2014 Education, Elections 2014, Just In: Elections 2014, Top Stories

One to watch: University of Colorado regents elections

Few races better encapsulate the core themes of the 2014 Colorado election cycle, including Tea Party politics in education and the state’s rapidly shifting demographics, […]...

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October 21, 2014 Education, Elections 2014, Just In: Elections 2014, The Mix

The Mazanec Article: A Disingenuous Hit Piece

Mazanec’s statement on the United States ending slavery "voluntarily," while inartfully made, was still accurate when one takes an unbiased look at what Mazanec was trying to say. ...

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October 4, 2014 Education, Elections 2014, Fladen File, The Blogs

State Board of Ed member: ‘U.S. ended slavery voluntarily’

Colorado education official wonders why the AP U.S. History curriculum misses what seems to her an obvious point -- that the United States voluntarily ended slavery....

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October 2, 2014 Education, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

Mike Keefe on Jeffco Board AP History

    Note: This is the kind of spot-on political cartooning you could enjoy regularly if you pledge now to back a year of the […]...

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October 1, 2014 Education, The Mix

The kids are all right: Students are the story in JeffCo curriculum clash

The Jefferson County School Board majority seems confused about whom they're serving. No one calls bullshit like kids call bullshit....

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September 24, 2014 Education, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Who’s afraid of Jon Caldara’s school board sunshine?

  Jon Caldara, the controversial president of the Independence Institute free-market think tank in Colorado, has succeeded in doing what many might see as the […]...

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September 1, 2014 Education, Elections 2014, Politics, The Beats

Short TCAP testing era ends on flat note

The three-year run of the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program tests has ended with 2014 statewide student proficiency levels little changed from when the test was introduced....

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August 14, 2014 Education, The Mix, Uncategorized

Littwin: Turning the border crisis into yet another political game

  LET’S say you’re Cory Gardner (big hair, winning smile, federal personhood co-sponsor), finally home for a five-week recess from your day job at the […]...

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August 1, 2014 Civil Rights, Education, Immigration, Littwin, Politics, The Beats


WATCH: Actual women in politics debate the “war on women”

The Colorado Independent’s editor, Susan Greene, sits down with two of Colorado’s leading female politicians — Rep. Amy Stephens (R – Castle Rock) and House Majority […]

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Desert drought dust ups avalanche danger in Colorado backcountry

We all know what a blanket of fresh snow is supposed to look like, but for the last 10 years, the snows falling in parts of the Colorado Rockies have been far from virgin white and fluffy.

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