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The rally has begun. More schools close their doors tomorrow as teachers take to the state Capitol.

Teachers dressed in red shirts circled the state Capitol this afternoon, demanding more money for K-12 education and a secure retirement pension. This was day […]...

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April 26, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Just In, The Mix

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

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 develop […]...

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February 15, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Health, Just In, The Mix

Colorado’s superintendents want (a lot) more money for schools and a new way to divvy it up

Colorado’s superintendents want to change how the state distributes money to school districts – but only if voters are willing to approve a $1.7 billion tax […]...

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February 8, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado lawmakers expand program that puts an end to “lunch shaming”

This story was updated on May 9 to indicated that the bill passed both the House and the Senate.  Fabiola Flores remembers losing her lunch […]...

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January 28, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Health, Just In, The Mix

ALEC Day 2: Betsy DeVos says school choice “is good politics because it’s good policy”

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos became the first member of the Trump administration to visit Denver, speaking Thursday to a noontime luncheon at the […]...

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July 20, 2017 Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

ALEC in Colorado, Day 1: Protest and policy making

It might not be the smoke-filled rooms of old, where politicians hammered out deals in secret— but that’s only because smoking isn’t allowed in public […]...

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July 19, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Charter school funding fight shakes up Colorado school finance debate

When state Sen. Owen Hill proposed an amendment to Colorado’s annual school funding bill, he told his colleagues on the Senate Education Committee no less […]...

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May 5, 2017 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Republicans walk a tightrope over rural hospital fix

As lawmakers continue to negotiate over the session’s biggest bill – to free up millions of dollars for rural hospitals, instead of cutting funds to the […]...

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April 18, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Rural funding bill survives first crucial test

A Senate committee today put a bipartisan stamp of approval on its most significant legislation of the session, a measure that its sponsors hope will […]...

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April 11, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The biggest bill of the legislative session pops this week. Here’s what you need to know before Tuesday’s hearing.

The name of the game: getting a bill that could make or break some rural hospitals and could free up millions for education and transportation […]...

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April 10, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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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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The Home Front: Man who ‘accidentally fired his gun during a youth baseball game in Steamboat’ is a Wyoming officer

“The man who accidentally fired his gun during a youth baseball game in Steamboat Springs on June 15 is a Wyoming police officer,” reports Steamboat […]

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