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Student teachers are rarely paid. Colorado lawmakers, school leaders want to ensure they’re compensated.

Near the end of last semester, Jorge Cabral’s budget was on the brink. He carefully watched how he spent each dollar, limiting his purchases to essentials like shampoo and toilet paper and cutting corners with meals by buying rice and beans to last through each week. On top of getting no pay for his full-time […]

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Brighton councilman, facing DUI charge, resigns

Brighton City Councilman Kris Jordinelli, who faces a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence after an incident with Brighton police this summer, resigned from his council position Friday. A city statement said the remaining council members will take the next steps to fill the vacancy at a future meeting. Jordinelli was elected in 2020. His […]

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Man convicted of killing Denver-area driver while going 120 mph during speeding livestream

BRIGHTON — A 24-year-old man has been convicted of vehicular homicide after prosecutors say he hit a car while driving around 120 mph during a Facebook livestream showing him speeding. A jury in Adams County found Bryan Kirby guilty Thursday in the 2018 crash, District Attorney Brian Mason said Monday. He was also found guilty […]

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Why Colorado Democrats are trying to unseat the most bipartisan Republican in the legislature

State Sen. Kevin Priola was the most bipartisan lawmaker in Colorado last year, a moderate Republican who sided with Democrats more often than any of his GOP colleagues.  He was the lone Republican senator to support state tracking of greenhouse gas emissions, and the only one to join Democrats in a failed attempt to get […]

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Colorado’s near-lowest vaccination rates have schools ready to enforce state law to prevent an outbreak

Concern that Colorado is vulnerable to a major outbreak of measles, mumps or whooping cough has prompted a few school districts to try something new: follow state law. Colorado requires that school districts exclude students from school if they do not have up-to-date immunizations or exemptions on file. But most districts do not follow that […]