The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters in north Denver hears from one or two construction workers nearly every day complaining of wage theft. The union helps workers file claims with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and is part of a coalition asking the state for stronger laws to crack down on wage theft and labor trafficking. (Jennifer Brown, Colorado Sun)

Construction workers exploited by Colorado’s underground economy want to add bite to wage theft law

Wage theft is currently an unclassified misdemeanor, no matter how much is owed, but a new focus on fighting labor trafficking could change that in Colorado

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In crowded 2020 Democratic field, a clear top tier emerges. Colorado’s candidates are not in it.

Even with six months to go in the campaign, strict debate standards and cash flow issues are separating the candidates

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More than a third of Colorado high school graduates need extra help to do college work

Students of color, students from low-income families, and women are all more likely to be assessed as needing developmental education

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BLM will move 27 jobs from Washington to Grand Junction, 54 more to Lakewood as part of HQ relocation

While the job number for Grand Junction might not be eye-popping, the people who are slated to move there are top-level brass