—Image of the Capitol's dome courtesy of Shutterstock.
The 70th session of the Colorado General Assembly started last week, and the divided legislature—Dems control the State House while Republicans hold the Senate—ensures that bills will need bipartisan support in order to make it to Governor John Hickenlooper’s desk. And that’s a good thing.
January 14 2015, 1:15 PM
The stage at the Mercury Cafe
At a table tucked in the back of one of Mercury Cafe’s many funky performance rooms, 17-year-old Ashia Ajani sits patiently, reviewing her material. Above her, strings of lights line the ceiling, and in front, a cluster of tables face a simple, but cluttered stage, decorated with a long, rustic...
November 5 2014, 10:45 AM
—Photography by Morgan Rachel Levy
One year ago, Colorado voters issued a resounding “no” to a proposed nearly $1 billion tax increase to pay for what Governor John Hickenlooper called “the most...
—Courtesy of Terry Shapiro
In recent years, Colorado has suffered all kinds of school-funding wisecracks, and voters’ shellacking of last year’s Amendment 66, a proposed nearly $1 billion tax increase for K–12 public education, only made things worse. (See “Minding The Bottom Line,” page 92, to find out how five Denver...
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Check out the big brains in Colorado Springs.
The fair hamlet to our south ranks as the eighth-most-educated city in the nation, an analysis by the website WalletHub concludes. Denver clocks in at No. 28.
WalletHub's rankings were based on a variety of factors—including education level...
September 17 2014, 3:58 PM
What do cave painting and tequila have in common? How about soul food and surrealist painter Salvador Dalí?
If your answer is "nothing," you're in for a surprise. Since 2004, MCA Denver’s Re-Mixed Taste series has featured "tag-team lectures" on categories that sound as...
August 7 2014, 10:30 AM
—Image courtesy of Unalibri/Janeen Joy Photography
Imagine not being able to read this. One in four kids in the United States likely can’t. Illiteracy—often tied to poverty—is connected to lack of employment opportunities in life, greater health problems, and an increased risk of criminal behavior. Yes, the statistics are grim—but one local...
August 4 2014, 10:00 AM
Yesterday, Governor John Hickenlooper delivered his annual State of the State address to Colorado legislators and assembled guests. Like the national version, the SoS assesses the state’s (and the governor’s) accomplishments and setbacks during the past year and outlines his...
January 10 2014, 11:00 AM