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

Education Primary category in which blog post is published
Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Now that Colorado lawmakers have put Gallagher repeal on the ballot, will they actually be able to pass it?

Already trouble signs are emerging signaling that would-be allies lack the enthusiasm needed to sell the 2020 electorate on a difficult ballot question

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Forgotten ballots. Allegations of errors. Missed deadlines: The recall of Mesa County’s clerk is a political potboiler

First-term Republican Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters is trying to fend off an effort to remove her from office

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Rifles, mine-resistant vehicles, robots: How Colorado police have used a federal program to stockpile military gear

More than 100 Colorado police and sheriff’s departments have received surplus military equipment under the federal 1033 program. Officials defend the acquisitions, saying they’re needed to keep officers safe.