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With loan forgiveness and stipends, Colorado lawmakers hope to lure teachers...

The downside of living in Campo is that it’s 70 miles to Walmart and 20 miles to the nearest grocery store. The upside is...

Dems fight the clock on vaccine, sex ed and greenhouse gas...

Lawmakers have been working past midnight in recent weeks and even came in on Saturday for the first time in decades. But it's clear...

Colorado was set to repeal the death penalty this year. What...

A few weeks ago, in preparation for what she knew would be an emotional debate on the state Senate floor over whether to repeal...

The plan to repeal the death penalty in Colorado is coming...

Editor's note: The death penalty stands in Colorado. Tuesday, Democrats in the Colorado Senate abandoned efforts to pass a bill abolishing capital punishment, citing...

“Red flag” law for Colorado in the works, the last shot...

Colorado lawmakers are mulling legislation that would allow police officers to temporarily remove guns from people suspected of being a threat to themselves or...

Colorado lawmakers say yes to anti-bullying policies but no to suicide...

It was the suicide late last year of 10-year-old Ashawnty Davis that prompted state Sen. Rhonda Fields to call on state education officials to...

Civics test bill fails on final Senate roll-call vote

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Todd Engdahl on April 5, 2016 The bill to require high school students to pass a civics test to...

Lawmakers aim to lure teachers to rural Colorado, amid budget crunch

There’s an old rural joke about how to keep teachers in local schools: find them a rancher or farmer to marry. It isn’t always...

Bill to protect the civil rights of workers fails

Wednesday, House Republicans killed a bill to offer greater civil rights protections to the employees of small businesses. The bill died in committee on a party-line vote as Republicans said the bill would stop small businesses from hiring more people.

Ten legislators abandon controversial Republican Study Committee

Former Colorado Springs Senator Dave Schultheis is no longer holding forth on bills on the Senate floor in Denver, but he has continued to exert influence this year as the powerful force behind the conservative Republican Study Committee of Colorado. Now that influence may be waning. This week, a third of the RSCC flock quit the committee, rejecting the would-be radical-right revival.