Thu May 10, 2012

EdNews: TCAP Reading Results Reveal Trends

A student at work in Sheridan's Fort Logan Elementary, where Wednesday's results show third-grade reading scores are on the rise.
Education News Colorado

Nearly three-fourths of Colorado third-graders are reading at grade level, a slight increase that matches the highest proficiency mark achieved in the past ten years, according to results released Wednesday.

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Wed May 9, 2012
Presidential Campaign

Romney Campaigns In Colorado [Updated]

Mitt Romney speaking to supporters at a rally in Tempe, Arizona, April 20th 2012
Gage Skidmore Flickr - Creative Commons


Mon May 7, 2012
Around the Nation

Drilling Boom Strains State Regulatory Agencies

Originally published on Mon May 7, 2012 4:34 am



Tax revenue coming from shale, oil, and gas development has many states very happy, but the boom is also putting a strain on regulators. There are not enough of them to inspect all the drilling sites. Colorado, for example, has 17 inspectors for more the 47,000 active oil and gas wells. Kirk Siegler reports from member station KUNC.

KIRK SIEGLER, BYLINE: Each day, Jim Precobb(ph) of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission logs about 400 miles in his state-owned truck.

JIM PRECOBB: It is absolutely staggering.

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Wed May 2, 2012

Fracking the Focus of Congressional Hearing at Colorado Capitol [Updated]

An oil and gas rig in Weld County, Colo.
Kirk Siegler

Denver was the location for a U.S. Congressional field hearing on hydraulic fracturing on Wednesday. Panelists and members of Congress debated whether the fracking process is safe, and if federal regulations would be overreaching.

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Wed May 2, 2012

Opinions on Civil Unions Changing In Colorado

A drawing by 4 year old Jeremy Simon, showing his parents Fran and Anna.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

A bill that would legalize civil unions in Colorado faces a key test at the State House this week. While the measure has an uncertain future with lawmakers – a recent survey suggests a majority of Coloradans favor passage of a civil unions bill.

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