Firefighters from Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District train on how to respond to car fires, on Oct. 24, 2019. (Provided by Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District)

Colorado’s tiny fire, metro and other districts control billions of dollars with little voter input

More than 2,000 local elections were canceled in Colorado in 2018. In one district, hundreds of thousands of dollars were embezzled before anyone noticed.

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Gov. Polis pitches preschool expansion, insists Colorado can afford it

Jared Polis has pledged that Colorado will have universal preschool access for 4-year-olds by the end of his first term in 2023

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LGBT activists say new bills — including one in Colorado — target transgender youth

The proposed laws, if enacted, “would bring devastating harms to the transgender community,” said Chase Strangio, a transgender-rights lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union