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Colorado Producing Fewer Teachers, State Reports

Michael McGrady, The number of people in Colorado becoming teachers and education administrators has decreased for the sixth consecutive year, the state reports. The 2016 Legislative Educator Preparation Report, released by the Colorado Departments of Education and Higher Education in December 2016, reported, “The total number of individuals completing an educator preparation program at Colorado

Number of Homeschooled Students Has Doubled Since 1999

Michael McGrady,  The number of homeschooled students in the United States more than doubled between 1999 and 2012, according to U.S. Department of Education (DOE) estimates. “The percentage of students ages 5–17 with a grade equivalent of kindergarten through grade 12 who are homeschooled—the homeschooling rate—has increased over time,” states the study, titled “Homeschooling in

Largest Montana Health Insurer Raises ACA Premiums by 55 Percent

Michael McGrady, Insurance premiums for Obamacare plans in Montana in 2017 are increasing above and beyond the national average.  The three companies offering individual health insurance plans on Montana’s Obamacare exchange are charging between 31 percent and 55 percent more, on average, for individual insurance plans in 2017 than they did in 2016. For individual

Physicians Sue California Over ‘Unconstitutional’ Price-Capping Law

Michael McGrady, The law will cap prices for medical providers at insurer network rates even if they are not part of insurer networks. The medical-provider freedom advocacy group Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is suing California for allegedly violating the state’s constitution and U.S. Constitution by creating a law capping the reimbursement rates

Three Of Colorado’s Largest Police Unions, Representing 2,700 Officers, Endorse Trump

As originally reported by The Denver Post, unions representing law enforcement officers in Denver, Aurora and Colorado Springs have endorsed Donald J. Trump for President, joining the National Fraternal Order of Police. Nick Rogers, president of the Denver Police Protective Association released the following in response to the membership’s overwhelming support:  “After thoughtful consideration, we wholeheartedly

Terror Threats Return as Presidential Issue After New York Blast

Homeland security and terror threats are back on the front burner for the presidential campaign after an explosive device blew up in New York City on Saturday night, injuring 29 people, following incidents in New Jersey and Minnesota earlier in the day. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump seized on the New York blast within hours

Political divide widens between rural, urban voters, analysts say

There’s always been a political divide between city and country dwellers, but experts say this election year the gap is wider than ever before. “It’s expedited quite significantly over the past decade or so,” said Ross C. Devol, chief research officer for the independent economic think tank The Milken Institute. “And the recession probably edged

Statement from Republican Vice Presidential Candidate, Governor Mike Pence

“Donald Trump and I believe that Captain Humayun Khan is an American hero and his family, like all Gold Star families, should be cherished by every American. Captain Khan gave his life to defend our country in the global war on terror. Due to the disastrous decisions of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, a once

Trump to Clinton: ‘No more Mr. Nice Guy’

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he was taking the gloves off in his battle against Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House after taking a scorching from speakers at the Democratic National Convention. Trump wrapped up a five-day, seven-state campaign swing in Colorado on Friday, where for a fifth straight

In some U.S. cities, police push back against ‘open-carry’ gun laws

Tents, ladders, coolers, canned goods, tennis balls and bicycle locks are banned in the area surrounding the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. But guns are fine. When Ohio Governor John Kasich on Sunday rejected the Cleveland police union’s request to ban the open carrying of firearms near the Quicken Loans Arena, he weighed into a