Keyword: Election 2018
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Gubernatorial candidates talk education

School funding, achievement gaps, tax breaks and educating a diverse group of students were all topics Colorado gubernatorial candidates Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton weighed in on Sept. 24 when … more

West Metro Fire refers measure to the November ballot

Pam Bales knows firsthand how crucial it is for emergency response teams to reach their destination as quickly as possible. Four years ago, her son fell off a three-story balcony. He landed on his … more

Why I’m voting against Amendment 73 and the Jeffco Mill Levy

Jeffco has had a student achievement problem for 30 years. On the 2018 CMAS, 61 percent of Jeffco seventh graders did not meet the state math standard. When they were in sixth grade, 59 percent … more

Unaffiliated voters on rise in Colorado, but impact unclear

Colorado’s status as a “purple” state often gets tossed about, and in the battle to tilt the state to Republicans’ and Democrats’ liking, unaffiliated voters are caught in a tug-of-war. … more

$567 million bond would improve security, buildings, programs

A key part of the $1.3 billion that Jeffco Public Schools says it needs to bring outdated district buildings up to structural and educational standards and to address continuing population growth … more

Jeffco BOE votes on official ballot language

The Jefferson County Board of Education voted unanimously Sept. 6 on the ballot language for the bond and mill levy override voters will weigh in on during the November elected. Last month the board … more

First step in allowing teens to vote passes city council unanimously

It’s one thing to learn about government in high school, and something else to actually participate in it. “This might connect youth to how city government functions,” said councilman Paul … more

Paving the path to become life-long voters

Although Calista Poulos isn’t sure if all of her 16 and 17-year-old peers would take the responsibility of voting seriously, she sure would. “Personally, I think every single vote matters,” … more

Signatures being checked for statewide school funding measure

Coloradans looking to bolster education funding throughout the state may be one step closer to their goal, as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities campaign turned in more than 170,000 signatures … more

Shakti , Democratic candidate for HD28

Why are you seeking this office? I will increase the use of locally made renewable energy so that we have clean air.  I will prioritize public education so that kids without money can achieve their … more

Kris Teegardin, Democratic candidate for House District 24

Why are you seeking this office? I am seeking office to protect and promote the common good. It is vital that each individual, neighborhood, and community is well represented at the Capitol. We are … more

Dana Hutcheson, Democratic candidate for County Coroner

Why are you seeking this office? I am running because the Coroner’s office could better serve the people of Jefferson County. The Coroner must make better information available so that public … more

Annette Cannon, Democratic candidate for Jefferson County Coroner

Why are you seeking this office? I have lived in Jeffco for over 38 years and want to serve the county, community and the individuals who call it their home too.  I understand the importance of … more

Ron Sandstrom, Republican candidate for County Assessor

Why are you seeking this office? I am seeking re-election to the office of County Assessor to continue representing Jefferson County property owners to provide the valuation of their property in a … more

Brian Cassidy, Republican candidate for county assessor

Jefferson County has seen property values skyrocket in the recent few years, with some business property values up by more than 300%. I am running for Assessor because Jefferson County needs someone … more

Voters picking candidates for Colorado governor in primaries

Colorado voters will choose would-be successors to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is limited after two terms, in the June 26 primary election. It's the first primary in which unaffiliated … more
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