U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey are calling for a “Green New Deal” that would involve massive government spending to shift the U.S. economy away from its reliance on carbon. Their congressional resolution goes into great detail about the harms of climate change and what the U.S. government should do about it. Left […]
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Colorado pits big colleges against small campuses in a “zero-sum game.” Gov. Polis wants a truce.
Teacher protests and a push for full-day kindergarten are dominating the education debate in Colorado, but policymakers are quietly working to address the state’s other school crisis: higher education. The problem is significant. Colorado is effectively trying to sustain one of the most educationally demanding economies in the country, while spending the fourth least of […]
Colorado’s universities are catering to out-of-state students. Is their public mission at risk?
Colorado’s flagship public university is within reach of a controversial milestone: the majority of its student body could soon come from out of state. The University of Colorado’s Boulder campus has trended that direction for years — the result of radically changing its business model to make up for two decades of state budget cuts. […]
GMO food labels are coming. But with most products already using modified ingredients, battle lines have shifted.
While you were eating, some of the biggest controversies over genetically modified foods have largely been settled. At least nine out of 10 kernels of corn grown in Colorado are GMO, as are 98 percent of the sugar beets and much of the alfalfa, canola and other commodity foods. Modified potatoes that can better handle […]
South Korea, home of Hanwoo and bulgogi, is now largest importer of Colorado beef
Last year, the Republic of Korea became the top international buyer of Colorado beef. And no, its rise in the rankings did not have to do with the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China. The small East Asian country, known for its homegrown Hanwoo cattle and grilled sweet BBQ beef, knocked Japan and […]
Dollar stores — 18 of them — have filled in gaps as conventional grocers pulled up stakes in Pueblo
PUEBLO — It’s a late Friday afternoon on Pueblo’s Santa Fe Avenue, a two-lane strip of road that winds out east of the Steel City, as it’s still sometimes called. The street crests a hill and runs into a part of the county known as the Mesa, where Family Dollar, Dollar Tree and Dollar General […]
Love your fancy cocktail? You’ve got Prohibition to thank
With America in the middle of a flourishing craft beer and craft spirits movement, it’s easy to forget that Prohibition was once the law of the land. One hundred years ago, on Jan. 16, 1919, Nebraska became the 36th of the country’s 48 states to ratify the 18th Amendment, reaching the required three-fourths threshold. The law […]
Guild Education’s twist on college is working for cashiers, sales clerks and others who abandoned the idea of a college degree
Scrambling to get term sheets filled out, calculations corrected and contracts signed isn’t always a pleasant experience, especially when you’re nine months pregnant. With twins. But Rachel Carlson had done this before. Not the twins thing. But convincing investors to plunk down millions of dollars towards her young Denver startup, Guild Education. The company she […]
Cory Gardner bill would let employers make up to $10,000 a year in tax-free contributions to ease workers’ student loan debt
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner has introduced legislation that would allow employers to make up to $10,000 a year in tax-free contributions to their workers’ student debt payments, an effort the Colorado Republican says he hopes will spur more job growth and retirement savings. “I would love to see colleges be able to reduce the cost […]
Clash over wild horses heats up as herds reach highest numbers in program history
GRAND JUNCTION — The trap is set. Jim Dollerschell hides up the pink-dirt hill behind the sagebrush and the pinyon pine, not visible from the corral. A trough of fresh water and piles of grass-hay strewn along the ground will lure the wild horses he is capturing into a ring of metal fencing. And when […]