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Fri August 26, 2011

Business News

David Greene has business news.


Thu August 25, 2011

A Family That Teaches Together Talks Shop

Robin Weems' son Jason (left) teaches kindergarten across the hall from his parents' first-grade class in Baltimore, Md.

When classes begin at Leith Walk elementary school in Baltimore, Md., Monday, teacher Robin Weems will meet her new first-grade students. And she won't be alone: Her husband, a retired Marine, is her classroom assistant.

And just across the hall from the Weems' first-grade class is their son Jason's classroom, where he teaches kindergarten.

Recently, the husband-and-wife teaching team sat down to speak with Jason about their unique work arrangement.

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Thu August 25, 2011

Despite Good Turnout, Race Future in Limbo

Photo by Kirk Siegler

As the USA Pro Cycling Challenge prepares to head from Avon to Steamboat Springs Friday, organizers of the inaugural event say they’re pleased with the turnout so far.  Thousands of fans have lined even some of the state’s most remote highways to catch a glimpse of the racers, but the race’s future beyond this year remains unclear.

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Thu August 25, 2011

Lawsuit Challenges Colorado’s Education Funding

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Colorado’s Lieutenant Governor took the stand this week in a lawsuit challenging the state’s education funding system. A 2005 lawsuit filed in Denver District Court contends the Colorado legislature’s method of funding violates the state constitution’s promise to provide a “thorough and uniform” education system. A similar lawsuit took years to play out in neighboring Wyoming. Daniel Costello has more on that case and what it might mean for Colorado.


Thu August 25, 2011
Pro Cycling Challenge

Patience, Caution Advised for Race Fans and Hunters this Weekend

USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Thousands of fans are still flocking to get a glimpse of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, as the riders make their way through the northern and central mountains.  But traffic delays and other hazards are still a concern for this weekend.

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