Colorado in focus: Betsy DeVos delivers local control message at conservative summit in Denver
Watchdog News | July 21, 2017
Denver Post: Betsy DeVos delivers local control message at conservative summit in Denver U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, booed at a college commencement and reviled by teacher groups across the nation, found a cozier audience Thursday in Denver at a gathering of conservative thinkers and policy advocates. DeVos garnered two standing ovations from members of the […]
Colorado in focus: No more free rides? Colorado lawmaker proposes bicycle tax
Watchdog News | July 20, 2017
ABC 7: No more free rides? Colorado lawmaker proposes bicycle tax Bicycles and cars have always had to “share the road.” Soon they could have to share the cost of the road in Colorado. A state senator from Grand Junction has thrown his support behind a bicycle tax after Oregon passed one as part of […]
Colorado in focus: Denver’s jail population is shrinking and officials hope new practices will hasten the decline
Watchdog News | July 19, 2017
Denver Post: Denver’s jail population is shrinking and officials hope new practices will hasten the decline Denver’s jail population is on the decline after reaching near-crisis levels last winter, and officials hope that several new practices will continue to reduce the number of people who spend time in the city’s two jails. In February, the Denver […]
Proposed legislation would open up records on federal pension recipients
Michael Carroll | July 19, 2017
A Florida congressman and an open-government organization have launched a campaign to make key information on federal pension recipients subject to public disclosure. The legislation, which is being sponsored by Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, would make information about pension recipients subject to the federal Freedom of Information Act. The information subject to public review would […]
Colorado in focus: Colorado’s resorts, hurting for workers, applaud one-time increase in visas but push for complete overhaul
Watchdog News | July 18, 2017
Denver Post: Colorado’s resorts, hurting for workers, applaud one-time increase in visas but push for complete overhaul The ski resort industry on Monday celebrated Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly’s approval of a one-time increase in the number of H-2B visas for seasonal workers, but the bump in temporary employees likely will be gone by the time ski […]
Haupt: Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere
William Haupt III | July 18, 2017
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” – Francis Bellamy Those that crossed the Mason-Dixon Line to work in the Civil Rights Movement were shocked to experience denial of justice and […]
Krug: Editors and publishers fail when transparency is absent in reader ‘comments’
Chris Krug | July 17, 2017
Where the media falls down so badly so often is in its approach to stories. Slanted and misleading headlines, hyperbolic and unsubstantiated reporting that’s short on facts and long on opinion, and manufactured outrage probably are the worst of what stands for journalism today. But that’s simply the content that lives above the comment line. […]
Colorado in focus: Colorado Springs employers battle tight labor market to fill openings
Watchdog News | July 17, 2017
The Gazette: Colorado Springs employers battle tight labor market to fill openings Colorado Springs employers could attract a roomful of applicants a few years ago for many job openings. Today, they are lucky to get more than a handful of applicants for most jobs and many openings go unfilled for weeks or sometimes months in a […]
Colorado in focus: Colorado online want ads dip; here are metro Denver’s 49 highest-paying jobs
Watchdog News | July 13, 2017
Colorado Medicaid system data breach potentially exposed private information of 822 people The technology company at the center of an ongoing Medicaid payment fiasco in Colorado now says a system glitch might have inadvertently shared the private health information of 822 people. The problem revealed Thursday comes after months of complaints about DXC Technology’s failure […]
Colorado in focus: Prosecutors consider retrial of former Colorado sheriff
Watchdog News | July 12, 2017
Prosecutors consider retrial of former Colorado sheriff Prosecutors are considering whether to retry a former Colorado sheriff accused of abusing his power. A judge declared a partial mistrial Monday after jurors found former El Paso County sheriff Terry Maketa not guilty of witness tampering, conspiracy to commit witness tampering and official misconduct. They deadlocked on […]