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Only 531 of the 6,648 Colorado voters who unregistered since June have come back on the rolls

Colorado voters have been in for a ride this summer, making national news for un-registering to vote by the thousands and switching their status to […]...

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September 20, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

Once a Democrat, Greg Lopez was Colorado’s youngest mayor. Now he’s a Republican running for governor.

In 1992, when Greg Lopez won a municipal election in Parker at the age of 27, he became Colorado’s youngest-serving mayor. His election happened around […]...

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September 18, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Less plastic, more trees: New effort seeks to reinvent preschool playgrounds

Michelle Dalbotten, the energetic director of a Northglenn child care center called Step by Step, doesn’t like her playground. Sure, it’s spacious, with a high […]...

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September 18, 2017 Education, Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

A group says it wants to end partisan redistricting in Colorado. Would its plan really do that?

A coalition that launched a revamped plan it says would take partisanship out of how state and federal political districts are drawn is facing suspicions […]...

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September 16, 2017 In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs

Mining jobs at West Elk without methane emissions?

SOMERSET, Colo. – One of Colorado’s larger sources of greenhouse gas emissions is something few people see, a coal mine located an hour or two […]...

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September 15, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Littwin: Has Amnesty Don joined Chuck and Nancy in the Trump base’s unholy trinity?

In the latest episode of America’s Most Embarrassing President, Chuck and Nancy go to the White House to break bread — actually noodles — with […]...

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September 15, 2017 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Offered ratings bonuses, Westminster teachers wonder if performance pay is coming

Teachers and employees in Westminster Public Schools will be able to earn a bonus if they help the struggling district improve its state ratings next […]...

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September 15, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Minimum progress for students with disabilities “preposterous,” Betsy DeVos says in Denver

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, flanked by school officials at a private autism center in Denver, called on the nation’s public schools to work with […]...

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September 14, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Here’s what Betsy DeVos had to say in Denver about DACA, student loans and opting out of state tests

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s first multi-state school tour of her tenure took her Wednesday to a private Denver autism center, where she encouraged schools […]...

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September 13, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Sally Jewell defends Interior Department legacy

Sally Jewell was Interior secretary under President Barack Obama from April 2013 until his term ended in January 2017. At the department, the former CEO […]...

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September 13, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

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Leadership at the League of Women Voters in Colorado split over redistricting campaign

The president of the League of Women Voters of Colorado, a nonpartisan voter education group that lent its name and credibility to a revamped campaign to […]

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