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Littwin: DougCo’s dodgy voucher plan boosts religious recruitment – not public education

The Douglas County School Board might be unhappy with the state Supreme Court ruling knocking down its dodgy voucher plan. Religious schools throughout Douglas County...

Frustrated with board, JeffCo teachers look to state legislature

  Counties like Douglas and Jefferson in suburban Denver have become political flash points in local and state politics as conservative boards of education duel...

Wiretap: Obamacare, insurance, triangles

One of the biggest unanswered questions out there is what's really going on with insurance rates and Obamacare. This is the time when you need a smart guy to explain it all. Enter Ezra Klein.

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.

Swanky Douglas County paints a new political reality

With its swanky private country clubs, large estates and high per-capita income, Douglas County just south of the Denver metro area is a major Republican stronghold in Colorado. The county, which has the state's highest average median household income at $82,929, has only gone for a Democratic presidential candidate three times since 1920 — twice for FDR in the 1930s and 40s, and once for Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
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