The candidates’ misleading claims and negative attacks are making it difficult to tell fact from fiction in the 2018 campaign. It’s particularly tough in Colorado’s governor’s race between Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Walker Stapleton, where competing lines dominate the conversation and big outside money is fueling the falsehoods. To help voters, Colorado media outlets […]
Cory Gardner bill would let employers make up to $10,000 a year in tax-free contributions to ease workers’ student loan debt
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner has introduced legislation that would allow employers to make up to $10,000 a year in tax-free contributions to their workers’ student debt payments, an effort the Colorado Republican says he hopes will spur more job growth and retirement savings. “I would love to see colleges be able to reduce the cost […]
Why Maker Faire Denver — a celebration of the city’s curiosity and ingenuity — got a makeover
Not long after last year’s Maker Faire Denver, Dan Griner got a call from Elise VanDyne, the seemingly indefatigable leader of the annual creative event for the past five years. Griner, an industrial designer, had just moved back to Denver after living in India. He was happy to connect with his old friend. “She cold-called […]
Colorado voters could drastically change the state’s school funding this November. Here’s your guide to the ballot.
START HERE: WHAT’S WRONG WITH COLORADO’S BROKEN SCHOOL FINANCE SYSTEM When Colorado voters tear open their ballot envelopes this month, they’ll be presented with a familiar debate over how to fix the state’s K-12 schools. They’ll have the option to raise taxes statewide by $1.6 billion to finally fund schools at the level voters intended […]
Colorado’s school finance system is broken. Is Amendment 73 the answer?
On its face, the question Colorado voters will be confronted with this November is a simple one: Should taxes go up to inject more money into the state’s schools? They’ll have the chance to weigh in through a $1.6 billion statewide tax hike, and through a host of local measures. They’ll also have choices between […]
For some, home schooling is not about learning. It’s about hiding child abuse.
When an ambulance carried a blind, autistic boy from the Longmont home where his parents held him a virtual prisoner and nearly starved him for years, neighbors told reporters they couldn’t imagine how such abuse could have gone undetected for so long. Years earlier in Lakewood, as a little-boy face grinned from television screens and […]