The oil and gas industry holds a rally outside of the Colorado Capitol on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, ahead of the first committee hearing for Senate Bill 181. The legislation would add significant new regulation to the industry and is being brought by Democrats. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

Chaos and conflict brewing at the Colorado Capitol as Democrats push a big agenda and the GOP resists

A series of major policy shifts is generating tension, with one leading Republican state senator promoting secession

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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