Mon November 21, 2011

Conservationists Pressure Obama for National Forest Protection

A dozen Colorado and national conservation groups are renewing calls on the Obama Administration to enforce a national ban on development in "roadless" national forests and scrap a Colorado plan that they say affords less protections. 

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Mon November 21, 2011

EdNews: Colorado Readies Next R2T Bid

Hoping the third time’s a charm, Colorado officials are getting ready to submit their latest application for federal Race to the Top funds, which state officials want to spend on development of the new educator evaluation system.

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Mon November 21, 2011
Colorado Veterans

President Signs Veterans' Jobs Legislation

photo by Zach_Beauvais Flickr

President Obama signed legislation Monday giving tax breaks to companies that hire unemployed veterans. The bill passed Congress last week with rare bipartisan support.

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Mon November 21, 2011
Arts & Culture

National Day of Listening: A Conversation With David Isay

Harvey Wang

This Friday is the National Day of Listening – an unofficial holiday – where you are encouraged to set aside time and record the stories of your family and friends. KUNC’s Brian Larson spoke to the Day of Listening founder David Isay about why the act of listening is so important.

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Sun November 20, 2011

State Supreme Court Will Hear Republican’s Appeal on Redistricting

Creative Commons

The Colorado Supreme Court will take up a Republican challenge to new congressional maps in early December. The state must draw new maps every ten years. A Denver District Court picked a Democratic map after the legislature failed to agree on one. Republicans argue that it splits key communities of interest. KUNC’s State Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland talks with other state house reporters about the process and ramifications.