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Front-line felons: Colorado prison inmates fight wildfires for $6 a day

The firefighters awaken by 4:30 a.m. The forest is dark, but even here, miles from the blaze, they can smell smoke. There are 20 on...

A bastion of student data privacy, Colorado yields a bit to demands for more...

Colorado education officials are reconsidering the data privacy rules that for three years in a row have hidden large amounts of student achievement data...
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To close or evolve? As teen birth rates drop, school programs for teen parents...

There was just one student in the Boulder Valley School District’s teen parent program last year. She graduated in May, and and the district...
Jack Phillips

Christian cake maker in Lakewood is now suing Colorado in federal court

Following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that sided with a Christian baker over a never-baked wedding cake for a gay couple in Colorado,...

New rule to ‘raise the bar’ for ballot measures wasn’t high enough for this...

In 2016, a group ran a campaign that put an interesting proposition on the ballot for Coloradans: The question asked voters to change the...

Residents of soon-to-close Aurora mobile home park plead with City Council for help

More than 50 residents facing eviction from a north Aurora mobile home park pleaded with City Council members for help this week, in another...

Latest Trump overhaul on public lands would undo endangered species protections in Colorado

If you’ve ever marveled at the sight of a bald eagle or a lynx or a black-footed ferret in Colorado, thank the Endangered Species...

Sixty two buses, 60 drivers, 9,000 square miles: What happens when the demand for...

Fort Morgan, CO — Sherry Jean Burrell lives in a small, clapboard home amid the corn fields amid the plains amid the vastness of...
Oil and gas development in new housing subdivision on Collier's Hill. (Photo by Ted Wood/The Story Group.)

Colorado oil and gas industry prepares for battle at the ballot box as production...

Oil and gas companies in Colorado are on track to reach record production levels this year. But when industry representatives gathered on the top...

Abortion rights are on the line at the Supreme Court. What does that mean...

Sarah Weddington, the lawyer who at age 27 successfully argued Roe v. Wade at the U.S. Supreme Court, figured the landmark ruling that legalized...