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News and analysis pulled from the rush

Denver Superintendent Susana Cordova leans down to watch a student work on math problems at Columbine Elementary. (Photo credit: Melanie Asmar/Chalkbeat)

Denver Superintendent Susana Cordova’s first-year challenge: finding common ground in a divided district 'One...

Susana Cordova’s first year as superintendent of Denver schools was marked by what one observer called a “torrent of change.” A month after she...
Construction workers show support for expanded overtime protections outside of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment on Dec. 16, 2019. (Photo by Forest Wilson)

Colorado’s new overtime protections will expand to more workers, more quickly But the effective...

Colorado’s new wage protections giving more workers earning higher incomes the right to overtime will go into full effect later than originally proposed, but...
Photo of smoggy downtown Denver skyline via the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division, Technical Services Program, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Colorado’s goal to rein in ozone misses federal deadline by two years The state...

Colorado health officials have set a goal to reduce toxic ground-level ozone along the Front Range by 2023 — roughly two years beyond a...
Colorado is projected to gain a U.S. House seat in the coming years — a change that would increase the state’s influence in national politics and could lead to more money for federally funded projects. (Photo credit: adamkaz/Getty Images)

Colorado is projected to gain a seat in Congress. Here’s why that’s a huge...

WASHINGTON — Colorado is projected to gain a U.S. House seat in the coming years, new data show — a change that would increase...

Updated: The Electoral College plan to stop Trump explained

UPDATE: This story was originally published on Dec. 6, 2016. On Jan. 17, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear the Colorado case that...
Colorado's U.S. Rep. Jason Crow speaks on panel at the annual Colorado Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Ritz Carlton hotel in downtown Denver on Aug. 22, 2019. Crow is among seven House Democrats who will present the case for the impeachment of President Donald Trump to the U.S. Senate. (Photo by Evan Semón)

Among those surprised Colorado’s Jason Crow was named an impeachment manager? Jason Crow. 'I’m...

WASHINGTON — Life changed dramatically for Jason Crow this week.  The freshman Colorado congressman has kept a relatively low profile since joining the U.S. House...

‘And so it begins’: Twitter shuts down a fake account that impersonated a Colorado reporter ...

Spoofs. Deep fakes. Disinformation. Manipulated audio and video. We're in for a hell of a near-future when it comes to sifting out what's real...
Adams City High School 2019 graduates. Colorado’s 81.1% graduation rate still leaves the state below the national average. (Photo by Yesenia Robles, Chalkbeat)

More Colorado students are graduating, even if it takes more time

Colorado graduation rates bumped up again in 2019 although districts posted more modest gains than before, and more of them saw decreases in the...

The Polis administration wants to open a state prison ASAP. Here’s why lawmakers haven’t...

Colorado lawmakers are scrambling to nail down a plan to create space in the state’s prison system after the prison company GEO Group announced...

Guest Post: Colorado judicial branch posts draft of proposed rule on suppression of court...

In a closed-door meeting Friday, a Colorado judicial branch committee is expected to consider a long-awaited new rule on the suppression and sealing of...
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