Kindergartener Lea Wickham during a reading intervention session with teacher Katie Hoiland at Aragon Elementary in Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8. Aragon is one of the schools that showed drastic improvement in reading levels after using a competitive grant from the READ Act to overhaul teaching techniques. (Mark Reis, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado spent $231 million to help young children catch up on reading. But rates of kids with significant deficiencies only worsened.

The READ Act program still has not produced any significant improvement in the reading skills of the students it targeted

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A new law allows convicted felons in Colorado to vote. And advocates are rushing to register them.

The law allows those convicted of felonies who are out on parole to vote. People convicted of misdemeanors or awaiting trial have long been able to vote.

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Boulder County loosens coronavirus restrictions on 18 to 22 year olds

The change allows 18 to 22 year olds to gather publicly in groups of up to two people

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Cameron Peak fire continues to spread, destroy more structures as it becomes Colorado’s 3rd largest blaze

Officials said the fire grew Saturday by about 20,000 acres when winds reaching 60 mph caused the blaze to jump over fire lines. More structures were destroyed.