Ron Baker will get the severance payment because the Public Employees’ Retirement Association board voted to terminate his contract without cause
The executive director of Colorado’s public pension system has been on leave for a month. PERA won’t say why.
Ron Baker, who as the head of PERA manages billions of assets and serves hundreds of thousands of Colorado’s current and former public workers, went on leave March 8
Criminal charges against preschool teachers, closure of child care center tore a Colorado town apart
Parents, now scrambling to find alternative care after the abrupt closure of The Schoolhouse in Poncha Springs, are accusing authorities of overreacting to reports of a 5-year-old touching younger classmates
Former Colorado state representative’s mileage reimbursements were early indication of her falsified residency
Former state Rep. Tracey Bernett, D-Boulder County, didn’t change the amount of mileage she was reimbursed for after purportedly moving closer to the Colorado Capitol. On Friday, she pleaded guilty to criminal charges.
Colorado libraries keep closing for meth contamination. Is it their problem to solve?
Denver metro libraries are spending tens of thousands of dollars to clean up meth residue in their bathrooms.
Colorado’s mental health system ill-equipped to handle adopted children with severe trauma
The primary reason adoptions of foster kids in Colorado fail is “child’s behavior problem.” How do you fix reactive attachment disorder or adoption-related loss?
Colorado funds only one agency to help families and adopted kids with their trauma-filled past. And its budget just got slashed.
No family who has received trauma-informed coaching by Raise the Future has reported a disrupted adoption, according to the agency and the state.
The same adopted child in Colorado could get $1,000 of monthly subsidies, or none. The deciding factor? Where they live.
Colorado is among just a handful of states where adoption assistance rates are set entirely by counties. The state is making reforms.
Failed twice: Colorado foster kids who are adopted often end up back in the child welfare system
More than 1,000 children who were adopted from foster care in Colorado in the past decade ended up back in the system.
A Republican candidate for Colorado governor was arrested three times, is subject of restraining order
Republican gubernatorial candidate Danielle Neuschwanger, a top contender to take on Democratic Gov. Jared Polis in November, was arrested three times from 2008 to 2011 and also had a permanent restraining order issued against her during that period, according to court documents and police records obtained by The Colorado Sun. Serious charges against Neuschwanger, now […]