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A group of bills called the “Frack Pack” announced last week by four Democratic congressmen would impose more stringent federal environmental regulations on a domestic petroleum industry lately suffering from its own success amid a persistent … more
Colorado lawmakers reached a deal last week on a standoff over how to pay for a program that lets immigrants get driver's licenses regardless of their legal status, an initiative that Democrats passed without Republican support two years ago. The … more
Colorado youths made a compelling presentation to state legislators on March 16, showing a young generation's attempt to address and mend statewide issues. The 40 members of the Colorado Youth Advisory Council made their annual policy … more
Senate committees last week approved two pieces of legislation dedicated to reforming the state's construction-defects laws. Proponents looking to reform the laws have argued that lessening the rigid process between homeowners who are seeking … more
A Navy SEAL from Highlands Ranch died after sustaining injuries during a training accident in Perris, Calif. Special Warfare Operator 3rd Class Jason Kortz, 29, was conducting parachute-jump … more
Five new charter schools may be added to the Douglas County School District by fall 2016, and an existing charter school plans to expand to a full K-12 school. STEM School and Academy, currently offering classes to sixth- through 12th-graders, … more
Two new charter schools will open in Douglas County for the 2015 school year, and three more are in the approval and planning stages. Not everyone thinks that's good news. Retired teacher Gary Colley voiced concern about the proliferation of … more
ThunderRidge High School student Max McBride said his original plan to hold the “Black Lives Matter” forum at the school encountered “continuous hiccups.” “We did everything they asked us to do and the list kept building,” he said. … more
A student-organized forum called “Black Lives Matter” about recent police shootings of black men and boys drew few participants but intense discussion. The March 16 event at Highlands Ranch's Westridge Recreation Center was part of an ongoing … more
Douglas County's legislative delegation addressed about 50 business and community leaders from the area March 11 during the Morning at the Capitol event in Denver. The event was held by the Douglas County Business Alliance, a group comprising the … more
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