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Colo. school board election recap: Voters stick with market-based experiment

It was a clean sweep for the public education "reform" movement in Colorado this week, as market-based school-choice candidates prevailed in the Denver and Douglas Counties school board races being watched by education wonks around the nation. ...

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November 8, 2013 Education, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

Gessler surprises with plan to campaign for DougCo school board candidates

Secretary of State Scott Gessler, a Republican candidate for governor, announced Tuesday he would be suspending campaign efforts this week in order to help elect conservative candidates to the Douglas County School Board. The surprise move has political observers scratching...

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October 30, 2013 Politics, The Beats, The Mix
Controversial DPS board member Merida blogs her secret swearing-in

Controversial DPS board member Merida blogs her secret swearing-in

Andrea Merida made headlines November 30 for secretly finding a judge to swear her in before a Denver Public School board meeting so that she […]...

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December 8, 2009 Blog, Education, Politics
New DougCo school board approves GOP-backed charter high school

New DougCo school board approves GOP-backed charter high school

Fresh off an ugly campaign, the brand-new Douglas County School Board unanimously gave conditional approval to a proposed charter school, STEM High, Tuesday night. The […]...

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December 3, 2009 Blog, Education, Politics
Charter school looks to win review from new Doug Co school board

Charter school looks to win review from new Doug Co school board

The Douglas County Board of Education election, it seems, still isn’t over. Early this week, Douglas County informed the Douglas County School District that it would not be able to certify the election in time to swear in the new...

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November 12, 2009 Center Well, Education, Politics, Top Stories
Heated GOP campaign rhetoric a risk in purple Colorado

Heated GOP campaign rhetoric a risk in purple Colorado

The heated rhetoric and no-holds-barred campaign tactics on display in the Douglas County school board race may complicate what looks to be Republican party leader […]...

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November 3, 2009 Blog, Politics
Ugly Douglas County GOP campaign alienated Republicans

Ugly Douglas County GOP campaign alienated Republicans

Even if the Douglas County Republican Party candidates win the Douglas County School Board election today, the battle may come at the cost of wider party support....

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November 3, 2009 Center Well, Education, Marijuana, Politics
Douglas County GOP emails and robocalls full of vague allegations about union agenda

Douglas County GOP emails and robocalls full of vague allegations about union agenda

What is the union agenda in the Douglas County School race? The answer depends a great deal on whether you believe the hype or look […]...

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October 28, 2009 Blog, Education, Politics, State Budget
Republicans attack Republicans as Obama-style socialists in Douglas School Board Race

Republicans attack Republicans as Obama-style socialists in Douglas School Board Race

The Douglas County school board elections are turning into an oddly partisan affair, one that pits Republicans against Republicans in an ugly campaign that speaks […]...

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October 16, 2009 Blog, Education, Marijuana, Politics, State Budget

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Climate paradox: More snow, less water?

Juggling Colorado’s already stretched water resources is going to get even tougher in the decades ahead.

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THE BLOGS

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Mike Keefe’s animal magnetism

The Colorado Independent and Beacon Reader have joined forces to help bring Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mike Keefe’s work back to Colorado readers on a weekly basis.

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Watch: Pulitzer-winning Mike Keefe talks cartooning, independent media

Mike Keefe has been a Colorado editorial cartoonist for three decades. He left the downsizing Denver Post in 2011, the year after he won a Pulitzer prize, and now he’s working with the Colorado Independent. Join our virtual event.

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