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Mushroom legalization faces rough rollout

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies recently warned state lawmakers that it is unprepared for its assigned job of implementing the state’s new, second-in-the-nation legal “magic … more

Early education program raises concerns

As state leaders prepare to launch Colorado’s free preschool program next fall, some educators and advocates fear young children with disabilities will lose out under the new system. They say … more

PUC responds to Polis’ call for utility relief

Colorado’s Public Utilities Commission on Feb. 8 discussed addressing bill price hikes in response to Gov. Jared Polis’s utility cost-reduction directive, but it isn’t clear what the first … more

Eagle Ridge Academy make wishes real for heart patient

Eagle Ridge Academy students rallied around a youngster they have never met last week as part of the school’s Wish Week. The beneficiary of the fundraising effort is a young girl named … more

Fort Lupton council OKs permit for proposed oil well, drilling facility

Fort Lupton City Council approved a special-use permit for 10 horizontally drilled oil wells and one production facility during its meeting Feb. 7. The proposal is to use 14 acres of land near … more

State of education report finds teachers in need of more support

Survey results conducted by the largest educator’s union in Colorado paint a bleak picture of how most educators feel in their jobs. The Colorado Education Association recently surveyed around … more

Study eyes weed legalization

Last year, a study came out showing that marijuana legalization in Colorado likely increased cannabis use among adults in the state. Because of the novel methods the researchers used to examine the … more

Lawmakers attempt to tackle auto theft

Colorado lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at cracking down on the scourge of vehicle theft in the state by decoupling the cost of a stolen car from the criminal penalty a thief faces and … more

Amazon put workers at risk at Aurora warehouse

Amazon faces new fines for workplace violations at its Aurora facility and several other warehouses nationwide, according to citations issued Wednesday by the Occupational Safety and Health … more

How to defer payment on rising property tax bill

Many Coloradans’ property tax bills are spiking because of rising home values across the state, but there is a way to put off a big hit to your wallet happening all at once. The legislature passed … more

Dems aim to ax social studies from standardized tests

Elementary and middle schoolers in Colorado could stop taking state standardized assessments in social studies starting next year under a bill introduced recently by a group of Democrats in the state … more

For Girl Scouts, cookie sales generate a sense of accomplishment

The first year that Denver Girl Scout Bianca Morris started selling Girl Scout Cookies, she was hesitant to stand at a grocery store booth because she had yet not built up her confidence with … more

Righting a wrong

They say no two roses are alike. And this is the case for one of Denver’s unsung heroes. There will never be another Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose. The late Maj. Gen. Rose, of Denver, is known for being … more

Minor injuries reported after car, train collide

South Adams County fire officials said injuries from a train-vs.-car collison Jan. 31 were minor. The incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. near Easst 58th Avenue and Brighton Road. Details on … more

Juvenile violent crime is rising

Violent crimes that land kids and teens in Colorado’s youth corrections system are on the rise, accounting for 41% of admissions in 2022. From homicides, to sexual assaults, to robberies at … more

Weather and gas prices causing higher utility bills

The spiking energy bills affecting many Coloradans are caused by colder weather and higher gas prices — factors over which neither regulators nor utilities have control, the Colorado Public Utility … more

Colorado may end age-discriminating work question

Asking someone their age is considered impolite. But asking a job candidate? That’s perfectly legal. A bill at the state legislature would change that, at least in Colorado, and prohibit companies … more

Health care giants form one insurance company

By some measures, the Denver metro area has one of the most competitive hospital markets in the country. Large health systems duke it out every year for supremacy in the multibillion-dollar … more

Educators urge lawmakers to pay schools what they’re owed

Mary Rose Donahue keeps a box of scissors in her classroom, not for arts and crafts projects with her students but for the same reason she also stores a baseball bat and a first-aid kit complete with … more

Documenting Denver in the '80s and '90s

He’s been legally blind since the 1990s. Weinberg uses the latest technology to make the most of the little vision he has remaining to take photos, to get around on his own and to help other people … more
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