A volunteer marks a vehicle in support of the proposed Douglas County bond and mill levy override after school in Highlands Ranch this month. The measures are among about 40 from school districts on ballots across Colorado this fall. (Kim Mecham, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado is near the bottom of states in school funding. That’s why there are nearly 40 bond and mill levy override questions on ballots this fall.

From new buildings to mental health counselors to teacher pay increases, schools have a growing list of needs for more cash

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Denver passed over, Salt Lake City gets the go-ahead to bid for Winter Olympics

"We proposed hosting the Games in a new and innovative way, the Colorado Way, but we recognize that now may not be the right time for such a model," said Rob Cohen, who was in charge of Colorado's Olympics exploratory committee

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Hickenlooper commutes life sentences of 6 men convicted of murder, including in high-profile Curtis Brooks case

Curtis Brooks was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the slaying of 24-year-old Christopher Ramos in Aurora in 1995

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Colorado, southwestern U.S. states now have a Jan. 31 deadline for drought deal

Water users from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming should have had a pact to sign at an annual water users' conference this week in Las Vegas. They didn't.