Members of the Colorado legislature applaud and take photos as Gov. Jared Polis enters the state House chambers before delivering his first State of the State address on Jan. 10, 2019. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

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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Arizona will miss deadline for Colorado River drought plan that impacts water for millions, officials say

Missing the March 4 deadline could allow the federal government to step in and decide the rules

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Colorado’s Catholic churches will open records to independent investigator in effort to account for alleged sex abuse

Prompted by a Pennsylvania grand jury’s bombshell report last year, the Colorado effort is aimed at giving alleged victims recognition, solace. Former Colorado U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer will lead the review.

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Redstone Castle spent years in financial distress. The accountants who own it now are “a dream come true”

April and Steve Carver, also behind the overhaul of the majestic Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs, apply their historic renovation skills to work for one of Colorado’s most storied buildings