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Fox Creek Elementary sets sail on every school day under the slogan, “We are crew, not passengers.” Principal Brian Rodda is captain of the academic ship. “`Crew, not passengers' means we need each other to get to our destination, a crew of … more
Interest in income inequality is all the rage in public debate nowadays, with political figures from Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the left to Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush on the right decrying the widening gap between the wealthy and … more
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 Lone Tree man recently pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States. Hemal Ramesh Jhaveri, 52, entered the plea in U.S. District Court. He will be sentenced June 15.  Jhaveri was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver in … 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
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