Colorado legislature

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Why teachers unions are trying to block outside intervention in Colorado schools

These are the first state-ordered outside interventions under Colorado’s 2009 accountability law, and the outcome of these lawsuits will clarify the state’s authority to tell school districts what to do

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

A new Colorado report tries to show what higher education is worth. The value is clearer for some degrees than others.

Colorado students, especially would-be teachers, are making cost-benefit choices of their own and switching to more lucrative programs

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

A change to Colorado’s DUI testing system has stoked fears of dropped cases and could shutter a private business

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is expected to be flooded with DUI testing requests from law enforcement agencies now that it offers the tests for free, an onslaught it admits it might not be ready to handle

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

The top Democratic and Republican pollsters in Colorado agree: 2020 is not looking good for the GOP

The turnout models in two recent 2020 polls favor voting populations kind to Democrats and ones that don’t support President Donald Trump

Nicolais: Will political purity tests catch up to Colorado Democrats?

Democrats have already begun to show the same type of intra-party strife that cost Republicans their political power in the state

Opinion
Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

A slain deputy. A political brawl. A school shooting: How Sheriff Tony Spurlock is handling years of turmoil

Spurlock, the target of a recall effort, says the past several years have been the most trying of his 40-year career in law enforcement. “I’d be OK if I forgot it,” he says of some of the trauma.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Recall petitions approved for 2 Democratic state senators as Colorado Republicans’ recall effort kicks into gear

Colorado state Sens. Pete Lee and Brittany Pettersen are now formally being targeted by recall elections