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Thompson conservative majority needs police escorts out of meeting

Thompson conservative majority needs police escorts out of meeting

“It was not more aggressive at this meeting,” Board Vice President Bryce Carlson said. “But just given the nature of where we are in negotiations, tensions are high. This was the first time I was escorted. I certainly would hope that kind of thing is not necessary.”

By Sherrie Peif · April 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Education, Featured, K-12 Transparancy, Sherrie Peif, Thompson
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Beware biases in capital case analysis

In the August 23, 2012 Denver Post, I wrote about the appropriateness of seeking capital punishment for the Aurora theater shooter. That does not mean I necessarily support a death verdict. I will have to first hear the evidence and the experts.

By Craig Silverman · April 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Criminal Justice, Gold Dome, Top News
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The Legislature and PUC should decide Colorado energy policy, not one unelected bureaucrat

Because when costs rise and reliability decreases, you will want to know whom to hold accountable.

By Amy Oliver Cooke · April 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Amy Oliver Cooke, Business/Economy, Energy, Environment, Featured, Gold Dome, Politics
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CEA involvement means Thompson negotiations about to get uglier

Collective bargaining this year in Thompson School District already has gotten downright ugly as the board attempts to provide more specific guidance to its negotiating team. With the Colorado Education Association directly entering the fray, it looks like things are about to get even uglier.

By Ross Izard · April 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Education, Featured, Ross Izard, Thompson
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Blake: When a bureaucracy determines “public need”

Yellow Cab, spearheading the opposition to the latest taxi deregulation bill in the Colorado legislature, seems to be complaining that the bill doesn’t go far enough. And it’s right! An ideal bill would be more radical. But it’s an improvement over the current situation, and at the legislature you take what you can get. You don’t spurn the good just […]

By Peter Blake · April 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Featured, Gold Dome, Peter Blake, Transportation, Uncategorized
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CDOT strikes part-time work agreement for council candidate

And aiding him in his efforts to win a city council seat is a unique deal whereby CDOT has agreed to let Mr. Greco work on a part-time basis starting this past February

By Todd Shepherd · April 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Elections, Original Report, Transportation
State union leaders behind petition to Thompson school board

State union leaders behind petition to Thompson school board

Complete Colorado has learned that a new petition requesting the Thompson school board to “reconsider” changes to the district’s collective bargaining agreement is being run by the Colorado Education Association (CEA)…. Many of the petition’s signatures are anonymous, and some are duplicates.

By Sherrie Peif · April 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Education, Featured, Thompson
‘Sharing economy’ a high tech version of free market capitalism

‘Sharing economy’ a high tech version of free market capitalism

This is the “sharing economy,” made possible by the Internet. It is popular among those of us who use it. It is effective, and it is above all disruptive to existing arrangements. This bothers people, particularly those who are convinced that the world cannot possibly run itself without their help.

By Barry Fagin · April 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Barry Fagin, Business/Economy, Denver, Featured, National
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Blake: Why does political courage disappear in Iowa’s cornfields?

Since Iowans aren’t good at picking winners anyway, why not impress the rest of the nation — and maybe even a few sensible Iowans — by coming out against ethanol subsidies?

By Peter Blake · April 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Agriculture, Energy, Featured, National, Peter Blake
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JeffCo teachers union sues school board

It is not known when the suit will be heard. But the filing appears to be the latest move by the JCEA to disrupt the district and the Board of Education.

By Sherrie Peif · April 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Education, Jeffco, Top News