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Session delivers bills on transportation, pension reform

In a work season buoyed up by unforeseen revenue, Colorado lawmakers passed a deal to put more money toward the state's deep transportation needs, gave the green light to a last-minute compromise on …

Who will referee billion-dollar sports betting industry?

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multibillion-dollar business of gambling on pro and college …

Number of Americans who vape is down, study shows

New research shows 1 in 7 U.S. adults have tried electronic cigarettes. That's an increase but it's offset by a small decline in the number currently using the devices. About 3 percent of adults were …

Student stress can spike in May

Remember the feeling of freedom on the last day of school? Not every student feels it. Children’s mental health care providers see a spike in visits from teens in May, said Emily Laux, a licensed …

SPARK wins awards from Society of Professional Journalists

Anythink Libraries earned awards April 20 at the Colorado Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies contest for its magazine SPARK. The annual judged contest highlights excellence in …
Education

Foundation encourages girls to seek transportation, construction jobs

Two upcoming Career Days for Girls events are part of a nationwide effort to encourage young women to pursue careers in transportation and construction. Presented by the HOYA Foundation, the career …

Half-day or full-day kindergarten depends largely on money

Only 13 states in the country require schools districts to offer free full-day kindergarten as part of the school day. Colorado is not one of them. In Colorado, districts are only required to offer …

Colorado Early Colleges opens satellite office in Westminster

Colorado Early Colleges is opening Colorado’s first early college satellite office in Westminster and will be adding a second satellite office in Highlands Ranch this spring. The new Westminster …

Poll finds most Americans think teachers are underpaid

Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don't make enough money, and half say they'd support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise. The findings of the new poll from The Associated …

Teach children how to stop bullying in 10 seconds

While talking with young children about bullying they often share how upset and helpless they feel that no one comes forward to help. Adults are disappointed and hurt about this, too. They know …
Business

Meals on wheels: Some of the food truck fare at Northglenn’s carnival

Chuey Fu’s: Latin/Asian inspired offerings Joseph Knonlich really just wanted to stop working for someone else and start doing his own thing. So, he combined two of his favorite cuisines to bring a …

Pet waste service, supply company under new ownership

Poo Free Parks, a Denver-based, privately held company providing pet waste services and supplies to local communities, has changed ownership. Founded by Denver entrepreneur Bill Airy in 2009, Poo …

Teen mom at Hope House receives vehicle for Mother’s Day

Lake Arbor Automotive & Truck celebrated Mother’s Day again this year by contributing to the donation of a dependable automobile to a teen mother at Hope House of Colorado. In collaboration …

New Senior Hub director named

The Senior Hub has named Stephanie Knight, a former director of an Alzheimer’s care facility and head of the Better Buisness Bureau in Alabama, as its new Executive Director. Knight brings 18 years …

Arvada man creates cannabis-infused beer

After living in Belgium and earning his Ph.D. in brewing science, Keith Villa came home to Colorado and created Blue Moon Brewing Co., a brewing company that put a focus on Belgian-style beers — …
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