State Rep. Dave Young, Democratic candidate for Colorado treasurer, at a Highlands Ranch event in September 2018. (Marvin Anani, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Get to know Dave Young, the Democrat candidate for Colorado treasurer

State Rep. Dave Young served on the legislature’s powerful Joint Budget Committee. Before entering politics, he was a high school math and technology teacher.

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Denver schools could soon have too few students — meaning consolidation might be coming. Here’s why.

By 2022, Denver Public Schools predicts there could be as many as 19 schools with fewer than 215 students, which would cost the district $3.4 million in subsidies

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Colorado wildlife officials have already put down 12 bears this year. Can a new Denver Zoo exhibit help reverse the trend?

Denver Zoo’s Harmony Hill aims to teach visitors how to keep bears -- and themselves -- safe