Monday, January 22, 2018

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Mead High students set up presentation about safe driving for their school - Fri, 19 Jan 2018
Mead High School juniors Ashleigh Seery and Hannah Wojahn huddled in the corner of a classroom Friday morning, going over their introduction for a presentation that was about to be broadcast to the school's 900 students.

Responding to #MeToo, Colorado Democratic Party looks to combat sexual assault on the campaign trail - Fri, 19 Jan 2018
Democratic Party Chairwoman Morgan Carroll is expected to announce Friday the creation of a panel that will make recommendations about how to combat “sexual harassment and assault on the campaign trail.”

For Amazon's HQ2, here's how Denver stacks up against a few of the 19 other finalists - Fri, 19 Jan 2018

Denver's biggest disadvantage - not being in an Eastern Time Zone, which 14 finalists are - may not be as big of an issue as speculated, said Sam Bailey, who's leading Colorado's effort to attract Amazon.

Residential fire in Colorado's Federal Heights sparks bomb investigation, evacuations - Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The Adams County bomb squad was called to a mobile home park in Federal Heights on Wednesday after a man torched his home and told investigators that bombs were inside the residence.

Denver's Winter Olympics exploratory committee met this week, but the public wasn't invited - Wed, 17 Jan 2018
The sports stars, politicians, and movers and shakers who make up the exploratory committee for a potential Denver Winter Olympics bid so far are digging into the issue behind closed doors.

Airbnb hosts in Colorado earn $183 million from 1.2 million guests in 2017 - Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Colorado homeowners who rented their properties last year on Airbnb earned $183 million from 1.2 million guests. That's a 68 percent annual increase in number of guests, revealing the explosive growth of short-term rentals in Colorado.

Rising cost of living emerges as key issue at Colorado Statehouse, but parties are far apart on solutions - Wed, 17 Jan 2018
There are already two bills on the subject with bipartisan support to extend tax credits for affordable housing and child care. But early on, the most ambitious proposals appear significantly more likely to land in a 2018 campaign ad than on the governor's desk to be signed into law.

Colorado lawmakers on course to fix pot-tax glitch that hit RTD and led to doomed special session - Wed, 17 Jan 2018

Three months ago, a special legislative session to fix a mistake Colorado lawmakers made regarding pot taxes disintegrated into partisan finger-pointing and blame. Now, the discord is mostly resolved and the legislation to allow special districts to collect a voter-approved tax on recreational marijuana sales is poised for easy passage.

Xcel Energy receives shockingly low bids for Colorado electricity from renewable sources - Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Renewable energy developers have offered to supply Xcel Energy with electricity at the lowest prices quoted in the U.S., including options including energy storage priced below what coal-generated power in the state costs.

Fierce flu season estimated to cost employers $9 billion in lost productivity - Tue, 16 Jan 2018

Sick employees could wind up costing employers $9 billion in lost productivity because of sick days related to the flu, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., an executive coaching firm that crunched the stats.

Loveland police safely return Pomeranian to pet store owners - Mon, 15 Jan 2018
A puppy stolen from a Loveland pet shop early Friday morning has been safely returned to its owners, the Loveland Police Department announced on its Facebook page over the weekend.

Colorado Democrats denounce Trump's comments while honoring Martin Luther King Jr. with a resolution - Fri, 12 Jan 2018
Colorado Democrats pointed to Trump's reported comments as the latest in a long line of racially tinged events since Trump took office, none more alarming than the white supremacist rally last year in Charlottesville.

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