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Tag Archives: Colorado

Littwin: Tancredo, the one man who can out-Trump Trump

This is not exactly a newsflash, but Tom Tancredo is threatening to run for governor. Again. And any establishment Republican politician in Colorado who doesn’t […]...

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October 17, 2017 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

News Poetry: Wildfire Blues

The sun rises prison orange as if it feels Oregon and Montana blaze from its perch one astronomical unit away, but only our thin slip […]...

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September 20, 2017 Just In, news poems, The Mix

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

Denver teen pregnancy prevention organization to close its doors at the end of the year

A Denver-based nonprofit focused on teen pregnancy prevention and youth sexual health will close its doors at the end of 2017 after losing two major […]...

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September 19, 2017 Education, Health, Just In, 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

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

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

Head of Denver schools: Removing DACA protections for undocumented immigrants would be ‘catastrophic’

Rolling back protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children would prove “catastrophic” for Denver Public Schools and the city, DPS Superintendent […]...

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August 31, 2017 Immigration, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Interior overhauls sage grouse conservation

On a windy morning in September 2015, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell stood at a podium on a patch of scruffy earth at Colorado’s Rocky Mountain […]...

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August 24, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Jeffco Public Schools to use restorative practices as part of discipline changes

  Jeffco Public Schools is investing more resources in so-called restorative practices as an alternative to suspensions, part of a broader reexamination of student discipline […]...

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August 14, 2017 Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

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Candidates for CO governor are bankrolling their own races. Chances are, it won’t pay off.

Colorado’s 2018 governor’s race is shaping up to be a free-for-all. But this contest isn’t really “free” for some of the candidates. Several are putting […]

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