Marianne GoodlandMarianne GoodlandFebruary 16, 20187min527
It’s not just about preventing another Columbine-style school shooting. Handheld radios in schools help employees manage difficult parents or help students get to school when the bus breaks down. But it’s the cost of setting up radio communications to first responders that is stopping many school districts from making that happen, and this week, Republican […]

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Ernest LuningErnest LuningDecember 18, 20172min899

Democrat and gun control activist Ken Toltz on Monday announced he's suspending his campaign for the congressional seat held by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, who is running for governor. Toltz said in a release he's putting the campaign he launched in early October on hold to focus his attention on what he called a serious health situation in his immediate family.


Mario NicolaisMario NicolaisOctober 4, 20165min223

The latest chapter in the Aurora theater shootings didn’t include the man who injured and murdered so many innocent people just over four years ago. Instead, it pitted those left behind against one another. The scarred victims and families of his crazed depravity against the company that owned the theater he chose for his crimes. The end result, however, seemed familiar. Everybody lost. Again.


Associated PressAssociated PressAugust 21, 20165min248

When two students went on a deadly 1999 shooting rampage at Columbine High School, it not only shocked parents, students and teachers, it had a lasting impact on education. Copycat threats across the country have forced lockdowns and orders for teachers and students to shelter in place, and parents, teachers and students have spent a lot of time since learning how to respond to threats.


Eileen McCarronEileen McCarronApril 27, 20166min340

Last week, after just a single day of court operations with six active judges and an empty judgeship, Colorado’s federal trial court caseload rose to a staggering 631 cases per judgeship. This prompted the nonpartisan Administrative Office of the United States Courts to declare the vacant seat on the U.S. District Court for Colorado a “judicial emergency” — one of only 34 in the nation. A technical re-calculation of the formula by the office dropped Colorado and five other federal judicial vacancies off the list this week, but the reprieve is temporary, at best. Caseload per judge will continue to rise and the calculations are done weekly. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised. Colorado has been limping along with only seven judges since 1984, despite a population explosion and increased federal government offices moving to Colorado as a regional hub for activity. Chief District Court Judge Marcia Krieger warned us two years ago that “the storm clouds are on the horizon” with regard to large caseloads creating delays for Colorado citizens and businesses seeking to resolve disputes in federal court.