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Photo: Proposition 104 in Colorado would mandate school boards hold contract negotiations with teachers in public. Opponents say the ballot measure would tie the hands of unions and limit options. Photo credit: Darderot/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - Proposition 104, one of four propositions on the November ballot in Colorado, would require public meetings of school boards during contract negotiations for school employees. Bruce Caughey, executive director of Colorado Association of School Executives, explains why his organization is ag...Read More

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Photo: The B Lab in Boulder aims to education companies on how they can get certified as a B Corporation and what the potential benefits are. Photo courtesy: B Corp

BOULDER, Col. - Today it may not be enough to make a good product and practice a solid business strategy - consumers want their companies to be good for people and the planet, too. A Nielsen survey found 55 percent of consumers are willing to pay more for products and services from companies committ...Read More

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PHOTO: Could this be a Coloradan? WalletHub.com says Colorado is the fourth happiest state in the nation, based on statistics from income to health to divorce rates. Image courtesy ClipArtBest.com.

DENVER - Here's something that could make your day: Colorado is one of the happiest states in the country, according to an analysis by WalletHub.com. Researchers took a look at state-specific figures about income, health, divorce rates and other factors to come up with the list, on which Colorado ...Read More

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PHOTO: A recent study by the Colorado Health Institute found counties on the state's Eastern Plains face the greatest shortage of primary-care physicians. Graphic courtesy of the Colorado Health Institute.

DENVER - A new plan to allow multi-state licensing for physicians could help fill gaps in areas without enough health-care services. If at least seven state legislatures agree to what's known as a multi-state compact, a licensed doctor could easily get permission to practice medicine in any of the c...Read More

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Photo: The gap between the poorest and wealthiest in Colorado is widening, according to Census data released Thursday. Photo courtesy of the Colorado Fiscal Institute.

DENVER - According to the latest Census data released Thursday, Coloradans are, at least on paper, making slightly more money than they were a year or two ago. The state's median household income increased by 2.4 percent since 2012, but experts warn it's important to read between the lines. Median ...Read More

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PHOTO: Colorado immigrants and faith groups are working together to form the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition, to help offer respite to people facing deportation. Photo courtesy of American Friends Service Committee.

DENVER - Places of worship are known as places to find comfort in faith, and a group of Denver faith leaders also wants to offer relief from the threat of deportation to members of the immigrant community. This week, five congregations announced the formation of the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition...Read More

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PHOTO: The record September 2013 floods in Colorado spread damage across 200 miles of the Front Range. Lyons, in Boulder County, was one of the hardest-hit areas with millions of dollars in property damage. Photo courtesy Nina Embervine/EarthSky.org

LYONS, Colo. - The northern Front Range is still in the midst of recovering from last September's record flooding, but the recovery and rebuilding effort is benefitting from a tool some may find surprising: the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) money ...Read More

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PHOTO: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the majority of child-safety seats are not installed properly in cars. Free car-seat inspections are being held at sites around Colorado as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week. Graphic courtesy seatcheck.org.

DENVER - Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children in the U.S., but it takes more than clicking the seat belt to keep them safe. This is National Child Passenger Safety Week and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while the appropriate car or booster ...Read More

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