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Strike vote hits home: How Denver teachers explain looming walk-out to students “I told...

Rebecca Basgal, who’d been up the night before battling anxiety, promised herself she wouldn’t let her students see how worried she was about the...

First-person: Furloughed federal employee in Denver: “I feel expendable this time.”

Joanne Grady, 49, is one of the 380,000 federal workers furloughed by the longest ongoing partial government shutdown in U.S. history. (Another 420,000 are working...

Slideshow: Denver’s MLK Marade embraces black lives, inclusiveness and human rights

It’s been three years since Black Lives Matter activists commandeered Denver’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Marade in the wake of the death of...

As Denver teachers turn out to vote on strike, superintendent defends ‘compelling’ district offer

Denver teachers — some fighting back tears, others filled with energy and purpose — streamed into a rented Baptist church Saturday to cast a high-stakes vote...

Talks collapse, Denver teachers to vote on strike Vote takes place Saturday and Tuesday

The Denver teachers union will hold a vote on whether to strike after months of negotiations over pay ended in deadlock. The bargaining team of...

Denver district, teachers union make some progress as contract deadline looms, but still far...

Update:  At 5:15 p.m. Friday, Erica Meltzer blogged that Denver Public Schools administrators came back to the bargaining table and offered teachers the opportunity...

On her first day as Denver superintendent, Susana Cordova visits the school where she...

At a morning assembly marking the first day of Susana Cordova’s tenure as Denver schools superintendent, the most telling moment was not the speeches...

Court secrecy, a handcuffed journalist, ‘Access Denied’: CFOIC’s year-in-review 2018

Two words come to mind when looking back at 2018’s government transparency highlights and lowlights in Colorado. Judicial secrecy. In June, the Colorado Supreme Court baffled many legal...

City audit finds several “serious” problems with Denver affordable housing program

Denver’s affordable housing program has “multiple, significant problems,” the city auditor determined in a report released today. The program, with its 1,200 units throughout the...

Guest Post: The Olympics: Death by suicide

British historian Arnold Toynbee’s observation about civilizations – “An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide” – applies also to...