In this Jan. 8, 2016 photo, a sign advertises job openings at the meat processing plant owned and run by Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan, a conservative rural community on the eastern plains of Colorado. Many of Fort Morgan's roughly 1,200 Somali immigrants, many who are refugees who fled war, work at Cargill. (Brennan Linsley, The Associated Press)

Cargill Meat, union reach $1.7M settlement with 138 Muslim workers at Fort Morgan plant over prayer accommodations

The workers lost their jobs after a dispute about short breaks to allow them to perform obligatory prayers

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Gov. Polis prioritizes education in first budget request, but Democratic lawmakers are skeptical

Democratic budget writers worry the money for full-day kindergarten isn’t sustainable. And they want money for transportation

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U.S. Forest Service has built a wild horse pen that could allow it to sell the animals for slaughter

The U.S. Forest Service, however, denies claims by horse advocates it has made up its mind to sell the more than 250 horses for slaughter

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Pueblo is about to elect its first mayor in decades. Will this be the solution the city is looking for?

Nick Gradisar and Steve Nawrocki, both longtime fixtures in Pueblo politics, are running to be the city’s first mayor in roughly six decades