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Lawmakers eyeing ways to bring school funding into the 21st century

DENVER – Next week, Colorado lawmakers will kick off a two-year evaluation of the formula used to distribute billions of dollars to K-12 schools across the state. In 2017, the Legislature allocated...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 hour 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Protest of Betsy DeVos reignites debate on school choice

DENVER – Hundreds of Coloradans protested U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ visit in Denver on Wednesday, largely criticizing her stance on using tax dollars to fund private schools. DeVos is...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Governors call for non-partisan approach on health care system

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper and the bipartisan group of governors who openly oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act added their voices to the those calling for a non-partisan approach to...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado measure would make law free access to public lands for fourth-graders

DENVER – Lawmakers are hoping to take a successful program that gives free access to public lands to fourth-grade students and their families and turn it into a law. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton,...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Rural Colorado counties spending hundreds of thousands on jail overflow

DENVER – Counties across Colorado are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to send inmates across county lines for incarceration, government officials said Monday at the first County...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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More than 3,000 Coloradans withdraw from voter registry

DENVER – More than 3,700 Coloradans withdrew from the state’s voter registry as of Friday and another 200 have asked to be added to the confidential voter program, according to the Secretary of...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Legislative Committee to investigate jail overcrowding and funding

DENVER – Staffing and funding will be priorities of discussion Monday when the County Courthouse and County Jail Funding and Overcrowding Solutions Interim Study Committee will hold the first of...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Experts say educators need to focus on media literacy to curb internet non-reality

Education experts are concerned that current curriculum is failing to prepare educators and K-12 students for the flood of digital information Americans are exposed to daily. Fake news stories...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ancestral Puebloans used fire to communicate across vast distances

In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt set about bringing the United States out of the Great Depression with his New Deal. These efforts included a number of things that became a part of everyday...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Voter confidentiality requests in La Plata County nearly triple since July 1

DENVER – Enrollment in Colorado’s confidential voter program has nearly tripled in La Plata County since Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced Colorado would provide some publicly available...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper commits to uphold Paris climate agreement

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Tuesday that Colorado has joined the United States Climate Alliance, a bipartisan group committed to following the guidelines of the Paris climate...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Substance abuse study committee meets for first time

DENVER – A drug-abuse specialist told a newly formed panel tasked with studying the health issue that the prevalence of addiction in Colorado requires policymakers to evaluate the problem as one...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News