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Denver superintendent’s goals include dismantling ‘oppressive systems’

In anticipation of the Denver superintendent’s first evaluation in October, the school board has approved the criteria for evaluating his first year on the job. The metrics are related to the retention... Read more »

Polis signs bill providing $500 early TABOR refunds

Coloradans who filed taxes for last year can expect to see $500 refunds later this summer thanks to legislation that Gov. Jared Polis signed into law on Monday. Senate Bill 22-233 creates the... Read more »

Could rehabbing dams in the Rattlesnake Wilderness help native trout struggling with climate change?

Bull trout were so significant to the Salish and Pend d’Oreille people who originally inhabited the Missoula Valley that they called it “Place of the Small Bull Trout.” The name specifically refers... Read more »

Why is the FDA seeking to ban menthol cigarettes? 4 questions answered

The FDA has opened the public comment period for the agency’s proposed ban on menthol cigarettes. Epidemiology and global health professor Rafael Meza studies data modeling in disease prevention and cancer risk. David Mendez, who studies smoking cessation... Read more »

TurboTax settlement results in $2.5M for some Colorado taxpayers

Low-income taxpayers in Colorado who have used TurboTax to file their taxes could be seeing refunds following a settlement with the tax-filing service’s parent company. Intuit, the company that owns TurboTax, will... Read more »

Rural Colorado students go to college at low rates. Tiny Fowler goes against the trend.

Sisters Shaelea and Ryanna Pruett can rattle off plenty of facts about raising cattle. The Fowler High School graduates know the ideal build for a bull and how to bottle-raise a calf.... Read more »

Colorado bill to improve school climate, limit seclusion and restraint advances

Despite strong objections from school districts and charter schools, the House Education Committee put its support behind a wide-ranging bill that limits the use of seclusion and restraint, sets higher standards for... Read more »

Kentucky Democrats file ethics complaint against Cameron

One day after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced his candidacy for next year’s gubernatorial election, the Kentucky Democratic Party announced Thursday it filed an ethics complaint against the Republican officeholder. In... Read more »

4 North High students on why Denver needs more teachers of color

North High School senior Martin Castañon grew up in a neighborhood where most people looked like him. But now, he said, white newcomers treat him with irritation, when they were the ones... Read more »

As pandemic wanes, Denver looks to make up missed special education services

Kiran Obee’s twin boys were in second grade in March 2020 when the pandemic hit. With school buildings closed, her boys’ special education services were provided over an app. They only saw... Read more »