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  • With Plunging Enrollment, a ‘Seismic Hit’ to Public Schools

    05/18/2022 7:24:19 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 45 replies
    NYT ^ | 17 May 2022 | Shawn Hubler
    In New York City, the nation’s largest school district has lost some 50,000 students over the past two years. In Michigan, enrollment remains more than 50,000 below prepandemic levels from big cities to the rural Upper Peninsula. In the suburbs of Orange County, Calif., where families have moved for generations to be part of the public school system, enrollment slid for the second consecutive year; statewide, more than a quarter-million public school students have dropped from California’s rolls since 2019. And since school funding is tied to enrollment, cities that have lost many students — including Denver, Albuquerque and Oakland...
  • Married couple from Tri-State shot while renting car in Denver, husband dead

    05/09/2022 2:13:00 PM PDT · by Scarlett156 · 61 replies
    WKRC ^ | 8 May 2022 | WKRCSunday
    DENVER, Colo. (WKRC) - A local man was killed and his wife was seriously injured after a shooting in Colorado on Friday. Married couple from Tri-State shot while renting car in Denver, husband dead (Denver PD) Pat and Shannon Huhn were customers at a Denver Enterprise Rent-A-Car location near N. Broadway and W. 3rd Avenue. Married couple from Tri-State shot while renting car in Denver, husband dead (Denver PD) Emergency crews were called to the scene around 1 p.m. for a report of shots fired. They found the couple in the parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. Pat, a 1985...
  • Emigration: Americans flocked to these 10 cities last year — and none are in New York or California; Here are the country's top 10 moving destinations for 2021

    05/08/2022 8:38:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/08/2022 | Jade Scipioni
    Fewer Americans are moving than ever before, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau data — but a new report says the people who are taking the plunge are flocking to some familiar cities.Houston, Las Vegas and Phoenix topped this year's edition of truck rental company Penske's annual Top Moving Destinations report, which uses data from its one-way consumer truck rental reservations to compile a list of the country's 10 most popular cities for movers. More generally speaking, the Sun Belt led the way, with Dallas, Austin and San Antonio also ranking highly.Eight of the 10 cities made the list in...
  • These LGBTQ lawmakers want to make their states a refuge for trans kids (WaPo)

    05/08/2022 9:20:23 AM PDT · by Salman · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05-07-2022 | Anne Branigin
    For the past few months, Colorado state Rep. Brianna Titone (D) has kept a close eye on the bills neighboring states have been proposing — bills that aim to curb the rights of transgender children from participating in youth sports, accessing bathrooms and getting gender-affirming health care. There’s Arizona, Oklahoma and Utah, which all passed laws barring trans kids — with a focus on girls, in particular — from playing on teams that align with their gender identity. In Kansas, a similar bill passed the state Senate, but was vetoed by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. And in Idaho, lawmakers sought...
  • Catholic Church In Boulder Vandalized With Abortion-Rights Graffiti

    05/05/2022 3:02:45 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    CBS Local Denver ^ | 4 May 2022 | Dillon Thomas
    Criminals sharing abortion-rights sentiments targeted a church in Boulder Tuesday night, smashing windows and spray painting Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Boulder. The Catholic church, and the Archdiocese in Denver, said the vandalism to the property will cost thousands of dollars to repair. Parishioners of the Boulder County church showed up for morning mass to find anti-catholic and abortion rights messages spray-painted on their buildings. Windows were smashed, and messages of universal healthcare were also left on sculptures. “Once again a parish community showed up for a morning mass and had to walk in and witness that their parish...
  • Guns the leading cause of death for children, teens

    04/29/2022 10:40:54 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 98 replies
    KDVR ^ | Apr 28, 2022 | Joshua Short
    Guns the leading cause of death for children, teens by: Joshua Short Posted: Apr 28, 2022 DENVER (KDVR) — New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals an alarming trend: Guns are now the leading cause of death facing children and teens. That new report comes as many observe Youth Violence Prevention Week this week. The Problem Solvers dug into these numbers and found it’s a trend also impacting local communities. Some experts say some people will read or even hear this headline and automatically assume this is an issue on guns or gun laws. But they...
  • ‘Puppet Of The Democratic Party’: Tucker Carlson Trashes ‘MSNBC Contributor’ Kevin McCarthy

    04/27/2022 4:06:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies ^ | 4/26/22 | Michael Ginsberg
    Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson ripped into House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday over recently released audio recordings of the California Republican criticizing then-President Donald Trump and fellow GOP representatives in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. McCarthy promised members of his leadership team, including House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and then-Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney, that he would encourage Trump to resign in a Jan. 10 phone call. After the top House Republican denied having the conversation, two New York Times reporters released an audio recording of the conversation. The two reporters released...
  • The Most Radical Abortion Law in the Nation

    04/08/2022 12:22:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | April 8, 2022 | David Harsanyi
    Democratic Party would be wise to emulate. One political writer recently argued that the Colorado governor was a "model of how you can build a coalition of the normal and decent." It's true that Polis was one of the first Democrats to shed the hysterical federal COVID regime. And his occasional pushback against fringe progressive economic ideas -- the norm among Western Democrats not that long ago -- certainly makes him seem less radical. Yet his support for what is likely the most extreme abortion law in America, maybe the world, should put an end to any talk about national...
  • CO Gov. Polis: DeSantis Using Putin’s Authoritarian Playbook to Attack Disney

    04/21/2022 5:44:17 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/21/2022 | Pam Key
    Governor Jared Polis (D-CO) said Thursday on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” that Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R-FL) law to penalize Disney by removing the company’s special tax status and privileges because they oppose Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law is like the actions of dictators. Polis said, “This is out of the playbook of authoritarianism of government intervention into private businesses saying you don’t do what I want, you’re not supporting my anti-gay law. Therefore I will directly penalize your company, not pass some general law that affects all companies. Literally, we will go after your company if you don’t get in...
  • As Customers Battle High Bills, Xcel Could Battle Ballot Measure. ( Colorado )

    04/20/2022 9:48:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Westword ^ | APRIL 19, 2022 | Catie Cheshire
    Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute, calls Xcel Energy the "corporate antichrist of Colorado,” and he blames state government and the Colorado Public Utilities Commission for helping the company achieve that title by giving it a virtual monopoly in metro Denver. The devil's in the details. The PUC was established in 1913 to regulate electric street lights and telephones, among other utilities, replacing what had been the Railroad Commission. In the decades since, it's evolved into its current configuration. Headed by director Doug Dean, a former lawmaker, the PUC has three commissioners appointed by the governor to four-year terms:...
  • TOP STORY Lamborn challenger Dave Williams sues to add 'Let's Go Brandon' to his name on primary ballot

    04/20/2022 3:46:37 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 5 replies
    Gazette ^ | April 18, 2022 | Ernest Luning
    Republican congressional candidate Dave Williams wants voters in Colorado's upcoming primary election to know how he feels about President Joe Biden when they see his name on the ballot. On Monday, the state lawmaker from Colorado Springs, one of three Republicans challenging U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn in the June primary, filed a lawsuit to force the state's top election official to include a phrase popular among Biden critics, along with his name on the primary ballot, claiming that he's widely known as Dave "Let's Go Brandon" Williams. Some of the Democratic president's most vocal detractors have adopted the phrase as...
  • Who is Stanley Charles Thorne? The controversial candidate for Colorado attorney general

    04/14/2022 1:41:19 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    A week or so before the assembly, however, Thorne was approached by one – then multiple – Colorado citizens who knew him through his work with Randy Corporon and grassroots conservative groups on parental, health and electoral freedom issues. These citizens were disgusted with the party establishment picking winners and losers. They wanted a different choice than John Kellner, a name I’ve come to learn is synonymous with Country Club Republican. When Thorne finished speaking, George Brauchler jumped up to object to his status as a Republican. Brauchler nominated Kellner and, as his former boss, groomed him to succeed as...
  • State may set age for gender identity curriculum (CO)

    04/14/2022 7:43:10 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 25 replies
    KDVR ^ | Apr 13, 2022 | Kim Posey
    <p>DENVER (KDVR) — The Colorado Board of Education heard comments from the public Wednesday surrounding the possibility of excluding LGBTQ references in the social studies curriculum until fourth grade.</p><p>After thousands of people offered feedback, a committee made the recommendation to the board.</p>
  • Republican drops bid to unseat Lauren Boebert in Colorado primary (to help fellow RINO)

    04/13/2022 5:08:25 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies ^ | 4/13/22 | Karin Zeitvogel
    Archuleta County businesswoman Marina Zimmerman has dropped out of the Republican primary for the U.S. House of Representatives seat held by Lauren Boebert, making the vote in June a two-horse race between longtime state Sen. Don Coram and Boebert, who is seeking a second two-year term. “We need every chance we can get to get her and her extremism out,” Zimmerman told The Chieftain Wednesday, hours after announcing on Twitter that she was pulling out of the primary. “I don't want to take any votes away from Coram,” whose petition to be included on the primary ballot was approved Tuesday...
  • Wind whips destructive wildfires in New Mexico, Colorado

    04/13/2022 12:24:24 PM PDT · by Republicans 2016 2020 · 10 replies
    AP News ^ | April 13, 2022 | Susan Montoya Bryan
    Firefighters scouted the drought-stricken mountainsides around a New Mexico village on Wednesday as they looked for opportunities to slow a wind-driven wildfire that a day earlier had burned at least 150 homes and other structures while displacing thousands of residents and forcing the evacuation of two schools. Homes were among the structures that burned Tuesday, but officials did not have a count of how many were destroyed in the blaze that torched at least 6.4 square miles (16.6 square kilometers) of forest, brush and grass on the east side of the community of Ruidoso, said Laura Rabon, spokesperson for the...
  • Colorado Republican Establishment is the Biggest Loser at State Assembly

    04/13/2022 4:30:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 4/13/22 | Raina Lucero
    The Colorado Republican Party gathered in Colorado Springs at the World Arena over the past weekend to conduct official party business. The Multi-County District Assemblies were held Friday, April 8 at the Double Tree in Colorado Springs, CO. The first order of business was the State Central Committee Meeting followed by Congressional District assemblies. The early morning of Friday April 8th began with delegates arriving to obtain credentials so that they may cast a vote for the candidates of their choosing in the Congressional District assemblies. The highly controversial but ‘apple of the grassroot conservatives’ eye, Lauren Boebert, swept CD3....
  • Pelosi says Boebert and Greene 'should just shut up'

    03/03/2022 5:40:58 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 85 replies
    Thehill ^ | 03/03/2022 | CRISTINA MARCOS
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had a terse reaction on Thursday to GOP Reps. Lauren Boebert (Colo.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) heckling President Biden during his State of the Union address on Tuesday: "I think they should just shut up." Pelosi didn't say if she thinks there ought to be any formal sanction by the House to rebuke the two far-right lawmakers for their breaches of decorum when a reporter asked whether action should be taken. She instead cited the apparent reaction from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) at the time. "Let me just say this. I agree with what Sen....
  • Whoopi Goldberg to Lauren Boebert: ‘Who the Hell Do You Think You Are, Little Girl?’

    03/03/2022 4:56:35 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/03/2022 | Pam Key
    Whoopi Goldberg told her co-hosts Wednesday on ABC’s “The View” that Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was acting like a “little girl” for interrupting President Joe Biden at his State of the Union address a night earlier. After playing a clip of Boebert, Goldberg said, “She doubled down on Twitter saying she couldn’t stay silent about this. I have to say, you’re probably about 35 years old, and maybe you don’t understand that a whole lot of folks over the last seven or eight years have been sent to their death for no good reason. Soldiers know what’s coming. They don’t...
  • Rep. Lauren Boebert heckles Biden as he talks about his late son during the State of the Union

    03/02/2022 6:28:45 AM PST · by billorites · 69 replies
    Union Leader ^ | March 2, 2022 | Andrea Salcedo
    Democrats and Republicans in Washington at times displayed unity as President Joe Biden addressed the nation at his first State of the Union on Tuesday night. Members of both parties stood to applaud the Ukrainian ambassador and Biden's announcement that United States airspace would close to Russian planes. But sharp divides between the parties were evident, too, including when the president brought up his late son, Beau Biden, an Iraq War veteran who died of brain cancer in 2015. Biden on Tuesday called on Congress to pass legislation to aid veterans exposed to toxins while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan...
  • Boebert shocks Democrats with Biden State of the Union interruption

    03/02/2022 3:40:03 AM PST · by RandFan · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/01/22 11:09 PM EST | BY CRISTINA MARCOS
    In an extraordinary breach of decorum, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) yelled out at President Biden during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, accusing him of putting American troops in coffins. Biden was in the midst of discussing how many American troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan developed cancer from exposure to toxic smoke from massive burn pits. "A cancer that would put them in a flag-draped coffin," Biden said. "I know —" "You put them in, 13 of them!" Boebert yelled out. She appeared to be referencing the 13 American service members killed in a bomb attack in...