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The Mix

News and analysis pulled from the rush

A student at Denver's DCIS Montbello raises her hand during a reading assignment. (Photo by Nathan W. Armes/Chalkbeat Colorado)

We asked the 2019 Denver school board candidates nine questions. Here’s what they said.

This fall, voters will determine the future direction of Denver schools. Three of the seven seats on the Denver school board are up for election....
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Guest Post: Colorado journalism needs public support

There was a time, not so long ago, when the two of us were foes in a "newspaper war." We thought that the winner would...
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State Board raises standards, making it harder for Colorado schools to earn a top...

Hundreds of Colorado schools are likely to lose their top rating under changes approved by the State Board of Education Thursday, and those that...
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Littwin: Big day in Colorado for establishment Dems, the Hick effect and power of...

There were a couple of major stories in Colorado Democratic politics Friday, and, in both cases, old-school Dems easily won the day. They left...
Greta Thunberg speaks to the crowd at the Climate Strike rally at Civic Center Park on Oct. 11, 2019. (Photo by Evan Semón)

Greta Thunberg rallies in Denver with young Colorado activists The Swedish climate activist joined...

Climate activist Greta Thunberg joined hundreds of young and old Coloradans as they descended on Civic Center Park on Friday in a rally for...

A big new push for public support of local journalism in Colorado rolls out...

"Local News is a Public Good." That's the message from some familiar faces in our state's journalism scene who are sticking their necks out...
Sen. Michael Bennet speaks at the Westin Downtown Denver in November 2018. (Photograph by Evan Semón for The Colorado Independent)

Why is Michael Bennet still running for president?

WASHINGTON – In the field of Democratic presidential candidates in 1992, a relatively unknown, centrist governor from Arkansas wasn’t the obvious frontrunner.  New York Magazine...

Denver’s one-day, one-stop event to help those needing stable housing draws hundreds More than...

As a biting wind delivered the first inches of snow for the year on Thursday morning, hundreds of people experiencing homelessness gathered inside of...
A Manual High School student, deep in thought.

District, teacher groups urge State Board not to change Colorado school ratings

The state’s largest teachers union and organizations that represent school boards and district leaders are mounting a united front against proposed changes to how...
Under the new MOU with Broomfield, Extraction would abandon the Lowell Pad, pictured here, and put in a new 19-well site named Livingston just southwest of Lowell, between Wildgrass and Anthem developments. (Ted Wood/The Story Group)

Colorado residents ask district court to halt oil and gas drilling until new regulations...

A group of frustrated Broomfield residents is asking the state court to halt oil and gas drilling in Colorado until state regulators update their...