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Cary Kennedy, candidate for governor, visits Durango

One of five announced Democrats seeking to succeed Gov. John Hickenlooper, Cary Kennedy visited Durango on Friday, saying her priorities are education, responsible use of taxpayers’ money and smart...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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State to study open source materials to lower textbook costs

A statewide council is working on how to increase the use of open educational resource materials in colleges to address the high cost of textbooks. The council plans to create a digital repository...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Gubernatorial candidate outlines vision for renewable energy, inclusive economy

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis promised to pursue renewable energy, universal preschool and make the economy work for everyone while campaigning for governor Thursday in Durango. Polis , a Democrat and a...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango, state LGBT advocacy groups and lawmakers respond to Trump’s tweets

DENVER – State and local LGBTQ advocacy groups as well as Colorado lawmakers responded harshly to President Donald Trump’s tweets announcing intentions to bar transgender people from the military....

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado lawmakers eye changes to conservation easement program

DENVER – An audit of the Conservation Easement Tax Credit Program found the Division of Real Estate was failing to meet statutory obligations and was spending money it didn’t have without clearly...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado health exchange making strides toward self-sustainability, audit says

DENVER – An audit of Connect for Health Colorado found the state health care exchange has made strides to become financially self-sufficient since 2014, when it was last audited, but needs to...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Audit finds Great Outdoors Colorado may have awarded $45 million in grants to ineligible organizations

DENVER – An audit released Monday shows that a lack of clear policies and procedures resulted in Great Outdoors Colorado awarding $45 million in grants to organizations that may not have been...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Q&A: Who can request voter information and what does it contain

DENVER – The Trump administration’s recent request for voter registration rolls to help investigate voter fraud met stiff resistance from many states. The request also prompted multiple lawsuits...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | CATEGORY: Local News