Lead Stories


Wed March 4, 2015
American Graduate

Ed Advocate Thinks Flexibility Can Fight A 'Dropout System'

Jonathan Payne

When it comes to reducing the number of high school dropouts, Colorado appears to be making progress. According to the Colorado Department of Education, the current rate for the 2013-2014 school year is 2.4 percent – a substantial improvement from 2005-2006 when it was 4.5 percent.   

Even that kind of improvement isn’t enough for education advocate Steve Dobo. He’d like to see the number of dropouts reach zero. He’s so committed to the idea, he incorporated it into his company name, Zero Dropouts.

But is a goal like that even possible?

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Wed March 4, 2015


Wed March 4, 2015
inTune Station Blog

From Neil Best's Desk: The Music Scene In Our Own Backyard

Colorado has developed quite the national reputation as a flourishing innovation center. Boulder and Fort Collins were both ranked in the top 10 in a recent list of America's Most Innovative Tech Hubs, above better-known tech centers like Austin and Boston.

Colorado is also catching up to Austin in another area, with a growing reputation as a local music center.

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Tue March 3, 2015

Drone Privacy Bill Gets Delayed In Colorado Judiciary Committee

A DJI Quadcopter drone.
Adam Meek Flickr - Creative Commons

The sponsor of a proposal to put guardrails around the use of drones for non- government purposes asked lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee to delay a vote on the bill Tuesday.

"I would work with members of the committee to make sure it truly protects the privacy of people in the state," said Representative Polly Lawrence (R-Roxborough Park).

The delay came after nearly two hours of testimony that focused on emerging technologies and a person's reasonable expectation of privacy.

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Tue March 3, 2015