One of Colorado’s poorest school districts gave its superintendent a 17% raise after losing $1M-plus in state funding
The $30K pay bump prompted the board president to resign and has the local teachers union asking questions after a battle over teacher pay.
Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick Sullivan dies
Sullivan served as sheriff between 1984 and 2002 and was considered a local legend until he was arrested in 2011 and charged with trading methamphetamine for sex after he was caught in an undercover operation
Colorado’s county commissions will have guardrails on how they draw commissioner districts under new law
House Bill 1047, which aims to enhance transparency and create legal guidelines for a process previously left up to counties, was signed by Gov. Jared Polis.
Universal free lunch will help Colorado districts keep feeding kids. But could it also rob some schools of state funding?
The USDA has extended universal free meals through the next school year. Some districts worry it could result in fewer state dollars they need for vulnerable students.
Rep. Chris Kennedy: Let’s extend redistricting reform to Colorado’s county commissioners
Three Colorado counties elect some or all of their commissioners by individual districts, and there’s nothing in the law requiring them to draw fair maps.
Coloradans have been giving generously during coronavirus. But some nonprofits worry it won’t be enough.
The pandemic has resulted in record fundraising for nonprofits. But some groups worry the focus on coronavirus relief will leave their other needs unmet.
More Coloradans than ever voted this year, and the state’s turnout ranks in the top 5 nationwide
Members of both major parties and unaffiliated voters all cast ballots at record-high rates, but Democratic counties led the way
Colorado voters take on coronavirus, power outages to contribute to record turnout
But early voting meant that for many counties, the day was relatively calm
Rejected ballots top 10,000 in Colorado. Election officials are working to get them counted.
Mail ballot rejections in the 2020 election remain below average, but are expected to rise and disproportionately affect younger voters, an analysis shows
Colorado vote tracker: Here’s a look at turnout in the 2020 election
A statewide analysis and breakdown of the top 11 counties shows Democrats hold the vote edge in Colorado
Colorado opens statewide in-person voting with rules designed to prevent coronavirus outbreaks
Counties across the state have set up voting procedures to address health guidelines and voter fears about COVID-19, using money from the federal CARES Act to buy everything from gloves to disposable pens.
Robberies dropped, fights between roommates spiked: How quarantine affected crime in Colorado
Statistics and anecdotal evidence suggest that targets shifted with the closures, which in some areas also may have veiled an anticipated rise in domestic violence
Colorado likely won’t have an accurate coronavirus death count for months, or even years
17% more deaths occurred in Colorado in March and April compared to last year — and only a fraction are listed as COVID-19 victims. Here’s what we know about the “excess deaths.”
Most of Denver area to remain under stay-at-home order as governor eases statewide restrictions
The extended orders mean that about half of Colorado’s 6 million residents will remain under some kind of stay-at-home directive. Douglas County, the lone exception, will follow the state’s safer-at-home guidance.
Colorado’s coronavirus stay-at-home order raised a lot of questions. Don’t call 911 to ask them.
Residents are wondering if they can pick up children from ex-spouses, teachers want to know if they can deliver homework to students, and some people are even asking if they still have to follow traffic laws.
Metro counties drop stay-at-home orders for one issued by state of Colorado
Public health departments representing Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Jefferson and Douglas counties say the patchwork of decrees was confusing, and tell residents to stay at home until April 11.
To boost low measles vaccination rates, public health agencies are targeting Colorado’s biggest counties
After an executive order from Gov. Jared Polis, departments are running radio ads, mailing parents and urging schools to beef up vaccination efforts to avoid an outbreak
Here’s a roundup of the most important 2019 local election results in Colorado
From Mike Coffman’s apparent political comeback to an anti-fracking sweep of the City Council in Broomfield and the rejection of big tax measures in the Denver area, these are the results you need to know from Tuesday night
New law to keep Colorado foster kids in their home schools is off to disappointing start
Less than 2 percent of state funds set aside for foster children’s transportation have been spent
One in three Colorado suicide deaths followed binge drinking, study finds
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment study was the first to examine link between suicide and alcohol