Colorado has a new state Supreme Court Justice. Brian Boatright is starting his role this week. He previously served as a trial court judge in Jefferson County for more than a decade. He’s the fifth member of the seven member court appointed by a Democratic Governor, but Boatright is a Republican. KUNC’s state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland sat down with Boatright to talk about his some of his toughest cases and what he hopes to bring to the job.
Efforts to redraw the state’s seven congressional boundaries, a process known as redistricting, and individual legislative districts, reapportionment – have both hit snags in recent days. And time is running out to finish the work. KUNC’s Brian Larson spoke with Colorado Statesman Publisher Jody Hope Strogoff about what’s at stake.
A dozen Colorado and national conservation groups are renewing calls on the Obama Administration to enforce a national ban on development in "roadless" national forests and scrap a Colorado plan that they say affords less protections.
Hoping the third time’s a charm, Colorado officials are getting ready to submit their latest application for federal Race to the Top funds, which state officials want to spend on development of the new educator evaluation system.