Politics and Government

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Why the Denver school board “flipped” toward reform and what might happen next

The question now is what this “flip” will mean for teachers, students, and parents

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Still a chance? 2020 presidential longshots like Colorado’s Michael Bennet insist race is up for grabs

Voters cast ballots in less than three months, and the Democratic primary is still crowded with little guys

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Why the DEA is suing Colorado’s pharmacy board as part of an opioid investigation

State officials say they can’t release the data the DEA wants without violating patients’ privacy

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

A new federal grant program allots $10 million for high-hazard dams in Colorado, 25 other states

An Associated Press analysis identified at least 1,688 dams that could cause particular concern — those rated by inspectors as in poor or unsatisfactory condition and located in high hazard places where people could die if they failed.

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664 voters in Aurora — home to a neck-and-neck mayoral race — didn’t get their replacement ballots until Election Day

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Friday blasted the U.S. Postal Service, saying it should have notified elections officials about the delayed ballots

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Interior Department proposes coveted water deal to ex-client of Secretary David Bernhardt

Bernhardt -- a Colorado native who used to work at a high-powered Denver lobbying firm -- served as a lobbyist for Westlands until 2016, the year before he joined Interior, initially as deputy secretary.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado districts aren’t getting enough state money to maintain schools and attract teachers. So they’re turning to local taxpayers.

Voters approved requests to fund critical school infrastructure projects and teacher raises in six districts, but rejected them in others. Local dollars are becoming more crucial to fill gaps left by the state.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Hickenlooper didn’t always reimburse travel on private planes, report says. An ethics panel will decide if that was illegal.

Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission released its report Thursday into allegations that Hickenlooper violated state law last year by accepting gifts over $59 on multiple occasions