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Colorado Republicans could be forgiven for thinking that several years of fiery political contests over abortion and reproductive rights, which helped Democrats win several elections in this socially liberal swing state, were behind them. Then, … more
School officials are dismayed by the release of 2015 PARCC results just four months before students will take the standardized test again in April, saying teachers have no time to interpret the data to help prepare students. “The delay in … more
An outcry from students, parents, teachers and administrators persuaded state education officials to postpone a switch from the ACT to SAT college entrance exams to spring 2017. State superintendents also urged the CDE in a letter not to rush the … more
Thanks to the boost by voters in November, the 2016 Jefferson County libary budget has $8 million more to spend to expand branch hours of service, update its technology and provide more high-demand items. Earlier this month, the Library Board of … more
As the start of the 2016 legislative session got underway, Rep. Max Tyler began to feel a sense of urgency: Just as he’s learned how to navigate the job, he must leave. The Democrat, who represents District 23 in Lakewood, is term-limited so … more
Arvada craft beer enthusiasts found themselves slightly shocked when Olde Town’s Arvada Beer Company closed its doors after four years of business. “Arvada Beer Company was a shining example of all that’s right with local business,” said … more
Littleton Public Schools Superintendent Brian Ewert stood with 70 of his counterparts inside the jam-packed rotunda in the state Capitol on Jan. 11, urging legislators to untangle what Ewert calls the “Gordian knot” that is school finance in … more
Fire rescue dive team members are not called upon often, but when they’re needed, they’re needed urgently. To keep skills sharp, West Metro Fire Rescue hosted the yearly ice dive — a regional dive team training exercise — on Jan. 11 at … more
Shortly before the gavel sounded in the newly refurbished Senate chamber, Linda Newell's eyes unexpectedly welled with tears. "It's hard to leave something that I love so much," she said of the … more
Loyal readers of the Golden Transcript agree it’s difficult to imagine what the Golden community would be like without its local newspaper. Fortunately, it’s something the community hasn’t had to experience: The Transcript has been … more
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