HopSkipDrive employee Laura Bopp drives a Denver boy to a robotics class last week. The company, which operates in Colorado and California, specializes in driving children. Besides customer-booked rides, drivers work with the child welfare system to take foster kids from their foster homes to their schools of origin. (Marvin Anani, Special to The Colorado Sun)

New law to keep Colorado foster kids in their home schools is off to disappointing start

Less than 2 percent of state funds set aside for foster children’s transportation have been spent

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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