William Wei, the Colorado state historian, inside the History Colorado Center and the "Zoom In - The Centennial State in 100 Objects" exhibit on July 31, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. One of Wei's favorite objects in the exhibit includes this ballot box used in 1894 in El Paso County during the first statewide election in which women voted. (Kathryn Scott for The Colorado Sun)

In contentious times, CU prof William Wei brings new perspective to the revamped role of Colorado’s state historian

Though he specializes in Chinese and Asian American history, a background in immigration finds him taking an outspoken turn in the History Colorado position

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Thousands of teachers applied to Colorado’s new educator loan forgiveness program. But only 100 spots are available.

The Colorado Department of Higher Education is granting loan forgiveness of up to $5,000 each year for five years. Will that draw more people into rural classrooms and help the state overcome its teacher shortage?

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Rural Colorado sees more broadband options coming online. But getting up to speed is taking longer than anticipated in some areas.

The expansion goes nicely with the state’s goal to get rural Colorado up to speed -- to 92% by June from 87% today