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All eyes remain on the Resolution Room at the Adams County Government Center in Brighton.
Messages today multiply. One brings another and soon they pile up like grains of sand in the Sahara. Can we really expect officials to keep them all and to deliver them in digestible chunks in a timely way upon request?
When Janice Anderson, a fourth-grade teacher at Pennock Elementary school in Brighton, Colorado, stands before the 30 students in her class, she’s teaching a collection of radically different 9 years olds with little to no extra help.
"When you get the first draft pick, you go after the best athlete," Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper recently said of his choice of Colorado State University-Pueblo President Joe Garcia as his running mate in the race for the governor's office in November.
DENVER-- Backed by a coalition of citizens' rights groups, Democratic lawmakers Rep. Karen Middleton of Aurora and Sen. Pat Steadman of Denver introduced a bill that would require police to inform citizens of their right to refuse voluntary searches. The groups backing the bill believe it would limit traffic stops and searches that stem from discrimination.
DENVER-- Gov. Bill Ritter shored up support with the state's growing number of Latino voters Tuesday, appearing with a group of roughly 40 of the community's leaders, who came to the downtown Auraria campus to endorse him as the best choice for governor in 2010. In discussions with the Colorado Independent, Latino leaders at the event made it clear that Ritter has been working hard to smooth relationships with the community and to address grievances. They also made it clear that Ritter's Republican rivals have moved in the opposite direction, their recent efforts further alienating Colorado Latinos.