Hi. It’s time to read the noise and separate signal from noise. Here’s what I found meaningful or interesting in my read of this morning’s Denver news. Today’s roundup includes Cory Gardner on health care, Jefferson County’s big debate about free money for affordable housing, a moose boom and a teacher shortage — plus, as usual, a historical photo.
Fear of "war on suburbs" may convince Jefferson County to reject $1.7 million for affordable housing
Two years ago, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down a program that allowed public money to indirectly fund religious schools in Douglas County. Now that program will get another look.
Two years ago, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down a program that allowed public money to indirectly fund religious schools in Douglas County, the suburban area that includes Lone Tree and Castle Rock.
Now that program will get another look. The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered that the high Colorado court take up the case again, as the Associated Press reported.
Good morning. Today’s high is about 97 degrees in Denver with slight winds. That should be the worst it gets all week. A red-flag fire warning is in effect for the mountain valleys due to dry conditions.
Tomorrow, the temperature drops to 88 degrees, and it should stay between the mid-80s and the low 90s through the weekend, with a slight chance of thunderstorms each afternoon.
The air pollution contributed to ozone pollution along the Colorado Front Range, according to a civil complaint. Ozone can lead to smog.
DENVER — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state regulators are pursuing potentially steep fines of more than $100,000 a day against an oil and gas company for alleged air pollution violations at dozens of the company’s oil tanks in a Colorado oil field.
The EPA and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment accuse Denver-based DPC Energy, Inc., of failing to sufficiently limit air pollution at 86 oil tank sites in the Denver-Julesburg Basin. The air pollution contributed to ozone pollution along the Colorado Front Range, according to a civil complaint the agencies filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Denver.
Ozone can lead to smog.
Featured alongside the mayors of Los Angeles, Louisville and Boston, Michael Hancock is described as a “low-key leader” who’s living out a childhood dream.
Mayor Michael Hancock made a splashy landing in Politico on Sunday, including a colorful illustration, as part of the magazine’s “11 most interesting mayors” feature.
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