Marianne GoodlandSeptember 28, 20179min253

A legislative committee looking at the school finance act Wednesday announced they’ve picked the company that will help take the deep dive into how the state pays for public schools. Cross and Joftus, based in Maryland, will take on the heavy lifting over the next year to figure out the solutions to Colorado’s strange mix of finance and school funding policy. The company will handle data and analysis, research, and taking input from a variety of stakeholders. The General Assembly set aside $383,000 in 2017-18 and 2018-19 to pay for the consultant as well as other expenses.


Brent Briggeman, The GazetteSeptember 27, 20178min6640

The NFL’s national anthem protest has virtually no chance of reaching the Air Force Academy. First, the Falcons almost always remain in the locker room during the playing of the anthem. Second, unlike the football-playing citizens who are utilizing their First Amendment rights to sit or kneel during the anthem, members of the military are required by rule to follow a precise set of instructions when the song is played.


Robert Barnes, The Washington PostSeptember 26, 20175min3500

There are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of people who will file friends-of-the-court briefs to advise the Supreme Court on how to settle the dispute between the gay Colorado couple seeking a wedding cake to celebrate their marriage and the baker who refused them, citing his religious beliefs. But only one amicus brief longs for technology that would enable “touch, smell and taste.”


Ernest LuningErnest LuningSeptember 19, 20175min5690

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet roasted a last-ditch attempt by Senate Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare Tuesday as worse than the GOP's previous effort and contended the legislation could derail bipartisan work to repair the nation's health care system. “I can’t decide whether this is Groundhog Day or the definition of insanity: every attempt is worse than the last," the Colorado Democrat said in a statement.


Marianne GoodlandSeptember 18, 20178min685
Colorado and its western neighbors have done well economically, according to Gov. John Hickenlooper, but a low unemployment rate, at around 2.4 percent, is creating its own problems: Workers lack the the skills necessary to attract new businesses or help expand existing ones. Hickenlooper, along with South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, spoke on Monday at […]

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