Posted inHealth, News, Politics and Government

Colorado GOP, Catholic Church mobilize as 2020 ballot deadline for 22-week abortion ban nears

A split in the anti-abortion movement is generating questions about whether supporters can gather enough signatures in the next two weeks to put a ban on abortion after 22 weeks of pregnancy on the November ballot.  The Colorado Republican Party and the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver are supporting the “End Late Abortions in Colorado” initiative […]

Posted inArts, Culture

“A Doll’s House” times two: DCPA Theatre Company experiments with epic-length production

I attended the double-header of “A Doll’s House” and “A Doll’s House Part 2” on Saturday. That meant strapping in for Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 classic when the sun was still shining, taking a dinner break after the 2-hour, 10-minute play (plus a 15-minute intermission), then returning to the theater for Lucas Hnath’s clever 2017 sequel […]

Posted inBusiness, Education, News, Technology

How to close the technology gender gap? A Colorado-launched effort starts with making sure stories don’t go untold

After TV news show 60 Minutes aired its “Cracking the Code” episode in March about the gender gap in technology, many of the folks working on the gap were furious. The show didn’t reference any of the female-led organizations working on the issue, concluded that things were getting worse and let a man speak for […]

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Here’s what the crowded Democratic field for U.S. Senate is missing, and why it may soon change

The Democratic field of candidates for the U.S. Senate race expanded to roughly a dozen this week, but there is still something missing: a woman with a political track record in Colorado. That is expected to change soon. Alice Madden, a former state House Democratic leader, is expected to enter the race to unseat Republican […]

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Here’s how Colorado Democrats aim to close the gender pay gap, starting with more wage transparency

When Joyce Sterling, a law professor at the University of Denver, studied pay discrepancies among lawyers in the 1990s, she quickly learned there was a big pay gap between men and women with the same skill set. A key finding? “Women don’t always know they’re paid less,” she said. More than a decade later, she […]

Posted inBusiness, Culture, News, Outdoors

Women-only Colorado Classic picks up big sponsor, giving the race financial stability and long-term viability

VF Corp hasn’t officially moved to town, but the giant outdoor gear company has signed on as a title sponsor of the women-only Colorado Classic bike race, signaling its commitment to playing a key role in its new community. The two-year deal announced Wednesday also puts the race on firmer financial footing than its predecessor, […]

Posted inBusiness, Culture, News, Outdoors

Women continue to scale outdoor-industry mountains. And they’re giving others a hand on their way up

In what is now at least the second year of what many call the “Year of the Woman,” Colorado has emerged as a national leader in the outdoor industry movement to make a leader’s gender unremarkable. Not that long ago, a female president of the board, a female CEO or a female entrepreneur was noteworthy. […]