Brianna Lennon, Dominique Mallard, Giselle Bernhardt and Devonisha Bugarin practice their testimony ahead of a hearing on the Foster Youth Sibling Bill of Rights. The young women are part of a generation of former foster youth who are making their voices heard in politics. (Jennifer Brown, Colorado Sun)

Former Colorado foster youth make themselves heard for “sibling bill of rights,” driver’s license bill

The two proposed bills are the result of a generation of foster youth who are louder than any before them

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RTD board soundly rejects resolution to replace security with social workers

The resolution lost in a 14-1 vote in the Regional Transportation District's publicly elected board of directors.

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Coronavirus has led to a boom in single-use plastics. NREL is launching a new effort to upcycle them.

Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette was in Golden for the groundbreaking where he pledged the Trump administration’s support for renewable energy efforts, despite proposed budget cuts

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Colorado hopes a new higher education funding formula will make a difference for students. It may not be easy.

The state’s newest model will provide money to schools based on metrics that include how many students of color it enrolls, and how many are low-income, the first to go to college in their family and are from Colorado