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Coalition: Here’s how Colorado can grow and diversify its teacher workforce

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Nicholas Garcia on May 24, 2016 Colorado lawmakers, teacher preparation programs and school districts should move quickly to address...

Vast number of unregistered eligible Latino voters could decide election in...

In 2008 Barack Obama defeated John McCain in Colorado by roughly 215,000 votes. A new Center for American Progress study demonstrates that the number of unregistered but eligible Latino voters in the state is greater than the number of votes that decided the presidential contest-- and that that is the case in most of the battleground states in the country.

LIVE VIDEO FEED: Bennet on deficit and fiscal policy

Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet will participate in the Responsible Fiscal Policy for Growth and Stability Panel this morning from 8 am until about 9:30.

Polarized Washington sets new low in failing to extend unemployment benefits

Congress has never before let federally extended unemployment benefits drop with an unemployment rate so high: That is the takeaway from a searing new...

Gov. Ritter in D.C. frames state’s ‘New Energy Economy’ as national...

Gov. Bill Ritter today touted Colorado’s “New Energy Economy” as the keynote speaker at the “Good Jobs-Green Jobs” conference in Washington, D.C. – the...

No relief yet for consumers suffering double-digit WellPoint rate hike

Consumers were shocked when insurance giant WellPoint hiked rates in Colorado this year on its Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield individual-market policies by more than 20 percent. More shocking, perhaps, is that those rates may be perfectly in line, given the way medical prices are rising, according to consumer advocates. State regulators say Coloradans won't learn whether the rates were fair or not, much less win relief, for months or longer.

WellPoint’s 20 percent Colorado rate hike drew minimal review

As Washington again debated health reform last week, Coloradans enrolled in insurance giant WellPoint's Anthem individual group plan reeled from a 19.9 percent rate hike. Indianapolis-based WellPoint levied the double-digit increase here quietly in January, without a sound from Colorado lawmakers. A state insurance commissioner told the Independent he was unsurprised by the increase and "signed off" on it back in September.

Bush’s Planned Shutdown of Econ Info Site Sparks Outrage

With a reported economic recession on the horizon, the Bush Administration garnered harsh criticism from bloggers and business professionals this week regarding a decision...

State of U.S. Latinos has Suffered in Bush-led Union, Hispanic Leaders...

George W. Bush won the White House in 2004 with the help of large numbers of Latino voters. But his failure to push through...