Keyword: Election 2018
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State of school funding for Jeffco

Spring is right around the corner and the Colorado legislature is back in session. While the work of teaching and learning happens in our schools, these coming months are also a time when we get … more

Rep. Duran and Sen. Story talk legislative bills

The legislative session has just begun, but Jeffco’s reps are already hard at work. About 30 people attended a town hall meeting with Rep. Monica Duran, D-Wheat Ridge, Sen. Tammy Story, D-Jefferson … more

Turning bond dollars into tangible projects

As principal of Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Colleen Owens spends a good chunk of her time dealing with facilities problems — a leaky roof, a flooding gymnasium floor, and the … more

County business underway with New Year

About 300 people attended a swearing in ceremony on Jan. 8, during which seven elected officials took the oath of office. They were: Assessor Scot Kersgaard; Clerk and Recorder George Stern; District … more

Looking back at 2018 in Jefferson County

From proposed roads to taxes, Jefferson County had a busy year in 2018. Blue Jeffco Jefferson County voters made history this year by voting to put the majority of elected offices in the hands of … more

Jefferson County politicians named to legislative committees

The 2019 legislative session begins on Jan. 4, and committee assignments for both the House and Senate for the Democratic and Republican parties have been announced. Colorado House of Representatives … more

Wheat Ridge seeking a new city councilmember

The city of Wheat Ridge will have a City Council vacancy in District 1, effective Jan. 1. Council members play an important role is setting the vision and direction for the community and can have a … more

Jeffco goes to market with bond sale Wednesday

Jefferson County Public Schools is looking to get a good chunk of its voter-approved $567 million bond money as soon as possible, to begin some of the facility work it has promised. The school … more

A thank-you to voters of Jefferson County

The results of the 2018 election have finally been certified and they mean improved opportunities for students, better pay for our educators and staff, and improved buildings in Jefferson County. … more

Why we did not vote … and why we did

This column is not about vote shaming – we all have our reasons for what we do. Rather, it’s about what I’ve learned since the midterm elections. Did you know that Colorado’s voter turnout … more

Jeffco goes deep blue

All contested Jefferson County elected positions on the ballot this year have gone the way of the Democrats, as of Nov. 9. While candidates note that getting the job done in many of the county … more

Golden votes no to lower voting age

While it's not surprising to adult advocates that Golden's ballot question to lower the voting age didn't pass, the teen advocates feel differently. “I think all of us were so optimistic, and we … more

Democrats take state Senate, grow House lead

The much-mentioned “blue wave” broke on the state Capitol on Nov. 6, sending the Democrats a three-seat advantage in the 35-member state Senate and more power in the state House. Nineteen … more

Post election here’s how to unwind

Whew. Thank God that’s over. I know, this was an ugly election season, and, today, some people are celebrating, and some people are lamenting. And, there’s probably a pretty good chance that some … more

Story takes Senate District 16 race

Tammy Story, a mother of two from Conifer, has spent 20 years as a public education advocate, supporting Jeffco Public Schools. Story, a Democrat, leads the way in the Senate District 16 race over … more

Polis, other Democrats secure state offices

Colorado's new governor says he's focused on saving familes money on health care coverage and being a leader for all people. The night of Nov. 6, Jared Polis walked onstage at the Democrats' watch party in downtown Denver as loudspeakers played Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'." more

Perlmutter to remain in his House seat

Congressman Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat of Arvada, is in the lead to remain in his seat representing Colorado’s 7th Congressional District. As of 7 p.m. Nov. 6, Perlmutter had 59.56 percent of the … more

Titone takes the lead in HD27

Just after 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 7 Democrat Brianna Titone took the lead in the race for the House District 27 seat. Titone now narrowly leads Republican Vicki Pyne  50.01 to 49.99 percent.... more

Arvadan seeks to be first openly transgender person to hold state office

Brianna Titone, an Arvada resident seeking election to represent House District 27 in Jefferson County, is hoping to make history as the first openly transgender person to hold state office in … more

Get off the political sidelines and vote on Nov. 6

In pro sports, as in politics, our perceptions of how the game is being played usually reflect the sideline from which we are watching. Unlike sports, however, politics sometimes offers us the … more
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