Energy Secretary Rick Perry poses for a photo after speaking in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 2018. Alex Cranberg, top second from left and Michael Bleyzer, top row fourth from left, two political supporters of Perry, secured a potentially lucrative oil-and-gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government. (U.S. Embassy Kyiv via AP)

Denver oilman Alex Cranberg and his partner secured huge Ukraine drilling deal after push from Rick Perry

Cranberg, a major Republican party donor, has supported Douglas County's controversial private-school voucher program

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Most money spent in the child welfare system comes after kids are in foster care. What if that’s backwards?

A multi-county, privately funded project aims to flip the system to prevent kids from needing services in the first place.

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“You would think it’s the opposite”: The average age of fatal avalanche victims is on the rise

The "terror management" theory suggests some older people take more risks as they confront mortality

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The 2020 battle to control Colorado’s state Senate is shaping up to be a big money election

Four super PACs tied to Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature and 2020 ballot committees reported millions in donations in the latest reports