Pueblo

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Six RVs to help rural Colorado’s opioid addiction are coming to a parking lot near you

Three of the vehicles have already begun visiting rural towns where there is no access to medication-assisted treatment for heroin or prescription opioids.

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Army has destroyed half of mustard agent stored in Colorado

The plant started operating in September 2016 and has eliminated more than 220,000 munitions.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Most Colorado public school teachers are white, but almost half of their students are not. Can the state close the gap?

Colorado lawmakers want to explore what’s standing in the way of minority teacher candidates. One hurdle: licensure.

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Colorado has a big shortage of volunteers to speak up for foster kids in court

That gap has sparked Colorado court appointed special advocates to make a plea for more volunteers -- they want 2,020 new ones in 2020

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Thousands of Colorado kids at risk of falling behind aren’t enrolled in preschool, but schools are out of room

Gov. Polis wants to expand preschool to cover more of the 76,000 kids at risk of falling behind in kindergarten, but with some districts at capacity, BEST grant funds may provide wiggle room

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As Colorado’s anti-abortion pregnancy centers strengthen, abortion-rights advocates work to “expose” alleged “fake clinics”

Colorado has more than 50 religious-based pregnancy centers that encourage women to carry babies to term. In some rural areas, they are the only option.

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Cross-pollination between outdoor-grown marijuana and hemp is a budding conflict in Colorado, beyond

In Pueblo, the area of the state with the largest amount of outdoor-grown marijuana, the county regulators have been working to allow both hemp and cannabis cultivators to coexist

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The Colorado State Fair has lost money for 21 straight years, audit finds

The audit also says the fair authority has no comprehensive marketing plan and no target audience despite spending $1.1 million per year on marketing

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Pueblo saw hemp as an economic opportunity, so it pounced with taxpayer dollars and hopes of growing big business

Pueblo Economic Development Corp. sees hemp as a natural extension of southern Colorado’s ag and industrial heritage, and is laying down cash and tax credits to lure companies that agree to meet job-creation goals