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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA - MAY 23: People gather together to ask the McDonald’s corporation to raise workers wages to a $15 minimum wage as well as demanding the right to a union on May 23, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The nation wide protest at McDonald’s was held on the day of the company’s shareholder meeting. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Guest Post: Keep fighting for a living wage Yes, Colorado's minimum wage is now...

What are you going to do with your windfall? Colorado now has a minimum wage of $12 per hour. Did you hear that collective...
Brendan Greene, a member of the East Colfax Community Collective, speaks about the group's recommendations for development in the East Colfax area at the Queen of Sheba restaurant on Feb. 5, 2020. (Photo by Forest Wilson)

East Denver small business owners want say in development plan to prevent displacement Businesses...

A group of East Denver residents and business owners is calling upon the city to ensure that community members can shape development plans for...
Former GOP Congressman Mark Kennedy speaks at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus on May 2, 2019, the day the board of regents named him as the system's new president. The announcement that Kennedy was the sole finalist for the $850,000-a-year job was met with unprecedented protest and concern that politics, not merit drove the process. (Photo by Susan Greene)

Opposing briefs lay out arguments in lawsuit over CU presidential search The Boulder Daily...

Did the state’s sunshine laws require the University of Colorado regents to publicly name more than one finalist for the president’s job and disclose...
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...
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...
Illustration credit: Mark Castillo with graphic elements from www.vecteezy.com

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...
WESTERVILLE, OHIO - OCTOBER 15: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) looks on as South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Otterbein University on October 15, 2019 in Westerville, Ohio. A record 12 presidential hopefuls are participating in the debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Heading into Iowa: Where do the Democratic candidates stand on health care coverage? Six...

As Democratic presidential hopefuls gather in Iowa for the seventh debate, Iran and foreign policy will likely play a central role. But health care will...
Advocates are seeking to put a tax on tobacco and vaping products on Colorado's 2020 ballot. The tax would pay to cover costs of state-funded preschool for all 4-year-olds by the end of 2022. (Image by Forest Wilson)

Could a new vaping and tobacco tax pay for free preschool in Colorado? Advocates...

Colorado voters could decide this November whether to fund free preschool for 4-year-olds statewide by taxing tobacco and vaping products.  On Friday, two citizens took...
The last time Colorado was home to gray wolves was in the 1940s. Supporters of reintroducing the endangered species to Colorado are busy gathering signatures to put a measure on next November's ballot. (Public domain photo from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Updated: What you need to know about a ballot effort to bring wolves back...

Editor's note: This story originally was published on Nov. 17, 2019. On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the Rocky Mountain Wolf Action Fund submitted to the...
Colorado schools race to keep up with the evolving spread of coronavirus.

2020 cheat sheet: What the Democratic presidential candidates have said about education The latest...

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Chalkbeat Staff on June 13, 2019. Updated on Jan. 3, 2020.  Education is hardly the only issue driving the 2020...
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