Advocates, lawmakers back efforts to bolster education funding

By Shanna Fortier ARVADA PRESS A state House bill and a ballot measure could increase education funding throughout Colorado. Colorado House Bill 1232, which is currently awaiting hearing by the House Education Committee, seeks to create a new public school funding distribution formula for preschool through secondary education. The modernized school finance formula, proposed by Colorado

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Charity booze auctions win OK from Hickenlooper

By Ed Sealover DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL Charities that auction off alcohol in fundraisers — wine baskets and the like — will no longer be breaking the law in Colorado. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday signed into law Senate Bill 67, which legalizes a practice that long has been common in the state, but that actually has been a

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Truckers lobby to combat human trafficking

CBS4 DENVER Commercial truck drivers are asking state lawmakers to help them combat human trafficking. They are lobbying this month for a bill that would require all truckers to get educated about the signs of human trafficking. Federal agents say truck stops are a common place to find human sex trafficking. The education would be incorporated into the training all

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URGENT: Protect civil rights in Colorado

By ProgressNow Colorado COLORADO POLS Last week, Colorado Republicans in the state senate launched an attack on the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Led by some of the most notoriously anti-equality members of the Colorado legislature, Three Republicans on the powerful Joint Budget Committee voted in a bloc to halt the commission’s funding with no explanation, and

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Transit Alliance Closes Its Doors

EPEAK Transit Alliance is shutting down after 19 years advocating for better transit in Denver and the metro region. Executive Director Kathleen Osher wanted to move on after 12 years, and the organization’s board decided to call it quits. The organization was founded after a failed transit referendum in 1997, with the express intent of

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