Colorado official warns of high avalanche danger over the holiday weekend

Colorado’s top avalanche official is warning of high avalanche danger in the state’s backcountry heading into the holiday weekend. “New snow and the holiday weekend will provide a much-needed outlet for all... Read more »

Colorado projects student enrollment won’t recoup pandemic losses

Colorado school enrollment is essentially flat this year, with far fewer students showing up to class now than before the pandemic. School leaders had hoped enrollment would rebound after the highly disrupted... Read more »

Hogan announces historic agreements with state employee unions

State employees in Maryland will be seeing a significant pay raise due to new agreements between unions and the state. Gov. Larry Hogan announced the “historic agreements” Monday in a news release. The... Read more »

How Denver plans to address a drop in early elementary reading scores

Fewer young Denver students were reading at grade level this fall than in the previous two years — a concerning trend district officials attribute to unfinished learning during the pandemic. The district... Read more »

Early childhood educators feel burnt out and undervalued. Here’s what we can do to help

Australian early childhood educators feel burnt out and undervalued. Our research reports on more than 200 educators’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, which exposed existing strains on the system and further eroded... Read more »

Kemp directs $100M to boost hospital staff in Georgia

Georgia will spend an additional $100 million to expand hospital staff to keep up with the demand for more COVID-19 testing, Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday. The announcement came after hospital leaders... Read more »

Offshore wind projects move into contract negotiation stage

A pair of offshore wind projects will be moving forward in the contract negotiation process, Gov. Charlie Baker said. Mayflower Wind and Vineyard Wind will provide 1,600 megawatts of clean and affordable... Read more »

Climate change could make Virginia’s Tangier Island uninhabitable by 2051

Virginia’s Tangier Island is rapidly disappearing. Rising sea levels are exacerbating erosion and flooding, and could make the speck of land in the Chesapeake Bay uninhabitable within the next few decades. For... Read more »

City Employees Call for Remote-Work Option as Omicron Spreads

As the Omicron variant surges, vaccinated city employees say they’re not being notified when someone in their office tests positive for COVID-19 — and they’re pleading with Mayor Bill de Blasio to... Read more »

Colorado overdose deaths up 34.6% in one-year period

Fatal drug overdoses in Colorado are up 34.6% in a one-year period, according to data recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Colorado reported 1,655 overdose deaths between April 2020... Read more »