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Charter Schools celebrate 23 years in Colorado at rally

Charter Schools celebrate 23 years in Colorado at rally

On average in 2013-14, charter school students outperformed traditional school students in every subject and every demographic group on standardized tests

By Sherrie Peif · February 1, 2016 · 0 comments · Education
U.S. Representative Jared Polis

Lomax: Don’t Get Fooled Again By Anti-Fracking Congressman Jared Polis

An example of Polis aiding anti-fracking activists came during the historic September 2013 floods — Polis legitimized the “ban fracking” activists by demanding a congressional hearing into the “toxic spills.”

By Simon Lomax · January 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Economy, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, Property rights
National school choice week celebrates options, opportunities in education

National school choice week celebrates options, opportunities in education

Regardless of the form it takes, school choice empowers parents, provides opportunities to students, and facilitates the allocation of resources where they are most useful.

By Tyler Massey · January 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Education, Gold Dome, Politics
US Dept. of Homeland Security loses 1,300 badges and credentials in 31 months

US Dept. of Homeland Security loses 1,300 badges and credentials in 31 months

Almost 900 of the 1300 lost or stolen badges or credentials were from the component agency Customs and Border Protection.

By Todd Shepherd · January 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Criminal Justice, Immigration, National, Open Records
Gov’s office slow walks open records request

Gov’s office slow walks open records request

The category: Audio recordings of the Governor. Specificity: Made on January 6, 2015.

By Todd Shepherd · January 25, 2016 · 0 comments · Gold Dome, Legal, Open Records
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Blake: Stadium name change hangs in the mile high air

Denver voters are predictably socialist when it comes to supporting professional sports. They’re happy to pay even though the prime beneficiaries are the private owners of the sports teams.

By Peter Blake · January 25, 2016 · 0 comments · Business/Economy, Economy, Peter Blake, Property rights, Sports, Taxes
Hickenlooper: Polling shows people would reject move of hospital tax

Hickenlooper: Polling shows people would reject move of hospital tax

“We know from our polling…if we put (the hospital provider fee) on the ballot it would be a tough thing to pass right now…”

By Todd Shepherd · January 24, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Constitutional Law, debt, Economy, Education, Energy, Exclusives, Gold Dome, Health Care, Open Records, Politics, TABOR, Taxes
Douglas County Public Schools reforms deliver good news

Douglas County Public Schools reforms deliver good news

More than 75 percent of the DougCo teachers surveyed said they are empowered to take educated risks and 83 percent said their job makes them feel like they are part of something meaningful.

By Sherrie Peif · January 21, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Education
Blake: ‘Green Taxi Cooperative’ hopes to speed past Uber

Blake: ‘Green Taxi Cooperative’ hopes to speed past Uber

An entrepreneurial union? Isn’t that an oxymoron?

By Peter Blake · January 20, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Business/Economy, Denver, Economy, Peter Blake, Transportation
Parolee accused of murder held up as model of reform by DOC management

Parolee accused of murder held up as model of reform by DOC management

“I’d like to tell you briefly about a, a parolee that, um, has some significant mental health issues. He, uh, was acting out. He was threatening staff.”

By Todd Shepherd · January 20, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Criminal Justice, Denver