Tag Archives: Douglas County

Littwin: How mentally ill do you have to be in America not to have access to guns?

The more we learn about mass shooter Matthew Riehl, the clearer it becomes that he had very serious mental health issues that were well known […]...

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January 3, 2018 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

DougCo school board: Koch group lost the battle but aims to win the war

In Colorado, the Nov. 7 Election Day in Douglas County didn’t mean the end of efforts by Americans for Prosperity, the political arm of the billionaire […]...

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December 1, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized
Spending on Colorado school board races by outside groups surpasses $1.5 million

Spending on Colorado school board races by outside groups surpasses $1.5 million

Outside groups seeking to influence school board races in the Denver-metro area continue to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars at a steady clip, new […]...

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November 2, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Texas district responds to protests against Liz Fagen’s hire

A day after announcing former Douglas County School District Superintendent Liz Fagen would take the helm of the 39,000-student Humble (TX) Independent School District, school […]...

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May 26, 2016 Just In, The Mix

DougCO superintendent quits for Texas gig. Hundreds of Texans protest Liz Fagen’s hire.

Liz Fagen, the embattled superintendent of the 67,000-student Douglas County Schools, announced her resignation Tuesday to become superintendent of Humble Independent School District, just outside of […]...

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May 25, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Douglas County family flees ‘Big Brother’ school reform

Debbie Gurley moved to Douglas County for its school system. Now, because of the school system, she’s moving out. She and her husband bought their […]...

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May 20, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Lawsuit from conservative group challenges Douglas County voucher program barring religious schools

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Eric Gorski on April 19, 2016   A conservative legal group representing three Douglas County families filed a federal lawsuit […]...

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April 20, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Lawmakers vote to align school board campaign disclosures with other races

Campaign finance disclosures in school board elections should be aligned with those of other races in Colorado, a panel of state lawmakers decided Monday night. […]...

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March 22, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

DougCo won’t fund religious schools, private schools still a go

  Douglas County’s school board may have decided it has little chance of winning a U.S. Supreme Court battle defending a program that uses taxpayer […]...

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March 16, 2016 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

DougCO schools: Students protest, teachers quit and rage boils

  Students at Ponderosa High School in Parker walked out of class Wednesday to protest a growing exodus of their district’s teachers. The protest is […]...

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March 10, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Hickenlooper calls his executive order for orphan gas wells the ‘second-best solution’

Colorado’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, on Wednesday signed an executive order focused on addressing the safety concerns around orphaned wells— while simultaneously admitting that the […]

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