John Hickenlooper and Cory Gardner have both leveraged the economic success of Colorado on the campaign trail. (Hickenlooper photo by Gage Skidmore via Creative Commons; Gardner photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Both Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper claim credit for Colorado’s economy. But how much do they deserve?

The state’s economy has boomed over the past decade. The reasons behind that growth are complicated.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

To test or not to test? Colorado educators and advocates divided on CMAS in a pandemic

Federal and state law require standardized tests — in Colorado, that’s CMAS for students in third through eighth grade

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$5 million bond for man accused of killing 12-year-old Greeley girl in 1984

Prosecutors said that there was enough circumstantial evidence to charge Steve Pankey, 69, with the killing of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado student, scientist named Time Magazine’s “Kid of the Year”

Gitanjali Rao, a sophomore at STEM School Highlands Ranch who lives in the city of Lone Tree, was selected from more than 5,000 nominees