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Douglas County GOP emails and robocalls full of vague allegations about union agenda

What is the union agenda in the Douglas County School race? The answer depends a great deal on whether you believe the hype or...

Praise for Martin pick at DNR; Obama Colorado College connection continues

Members of Colorado’s environmental community liked the selection Monday by Gov. Bill Ritter of Jim Martin, head of the Department of Public Health and...

Candidate Penry rails against the ‘big government’ employing his family

State Senate Majority Leader and gubernatorial candidate Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, has been attacking Gov. Bill Ritter for months and with what appears to...

Commissioner Jones seeks support for state’s Race to the Top application

Dwight Jones, Colorado's Commissioner of Education, is on a 14-city race himself right now, in order to seek support from local school districts for...

Ritter touts long-term economic strategy in ‘State of the State’ address

DENVER-- In a "state of the state" address at a Rotary Club polio benefit Thursday, Governor Ritter said natural gas and nuclear energy should be embraced as part of a clean energy portfolio, that he was "agnostic" on whether schools should be public or charter, and that he would ask voters to eliminate the budgetary constraints caused by the state's Taxpayer Bill of Rights should he be elected to a second term.

Rural Colorado students less likely to drop out of school

Rural students in Colorado are less likely than their urban and suburban counterparts to drop out of school, says a new report conducted by...

Douglas County schools candidate draws ethics complaint

In what some might see as a revealing small chapter of contemporary U.S. politics, an ugly school board election in Douglas County has seen the local Republican Party use hard-line ideological arguments to promote preferred "freedom-loving" Republican candidates over teachers' union-endorsed "liberal" Republican candidates. In a race that sees Republicans eating Republicans, the point seems to be less about the candidates than it is about the kind of school system a right-wing GOP would like to install in Douglas County.

Republicans attack Republicans as Obama-style socialists in Douglas School Board Race

The Douglas County school board elections are turning into an oddly partisan affair, one that pits Republicans against Republicans in an ugly campaign that...

Colo. education commissioner Jones remembers to reimburse state for calls

Called out by reporters, Colorado Commissioner of Education Dwight Jones continues to cut back on his spendthrift ways. Jones recently returned $940 to the state,...

A good week for the Colorado Charter School Institute

The Colorado Charter School Institute has been busy sending out press releases this week, as it fields one controversy after another. But so far, it’s...
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