State Rep. Julie McCluskie, D-Dillon, works in her office at the Colorado Capitol, using a simulation tool developed by national nonprofit EdBuild to explore how changes to the state's school funding formula would impact districts across the state. (Erica Breunlin, The Colorado Sun)

Part calculator, part crystal ball: Colorado lawmakers’ simulator testing tweaks to state’s school-funding formula

The state is contracting with EdBuild to pay for its simulator tool through the end of 2019 for a total cost of $177,428. Lawmakers hope it can predict the effect of any changes they want to make to the formula.

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Fort Collins police defend investigation in fatal shooting case, despite errors noted by prosecutors

Evidence problems stopped Finnegan Daly's family from securing a tougher sentence in the Colorado State University student's death

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Nearly 600 uncounted 2019 ballots have been found in a western Colorado county

The missing ballots would not have changed the results of any of the 2019 elections, Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters said