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3:46pm

Wed May 11, 2011
Education

Colorado Board of Education Appoints New Commissioner of Education

Education Commissioner Robert Hammond
Photo Courtesy of The Colorado Department of Education

The Colorado Board of education has officially appointed the state's new education commissioner.

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3:25pm

Wed May 11, 2011
Immigration

DREAM Act Reintroduction Hailed by CO Immigrant Groups

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Colorado immigrant groups are praising the reintroduction of the so-called DREAM Act in the US Senate, even though its fate is uncertain in a divided Congress. 

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2:41pm

Wed May 11, 2011
Environment

Spring Rain Increases Flood Danger in Four Mile Canyon Burn Area

Four Mile Canyon burn area.
Kirk Siegler

Boulder County officials are in “wait and see” mode as a spring storm brings rain and snow to the area burned by last September’s Four Mile Canyon wildfire. The moisture is welcome in many parts of the Front Range but it could trigger mudslides and other problems in the burn area.

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9:47am

Wed May 11, 2011
Agriculture

USDA Predicts 39% Decline in Colorado’s 2011 Winter Wheat Crop

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The first forecast of Colorado’s winter wheat production this year estimates a steep decline in crops this year. But nationwide the decrease is expected to be less severe.

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8:45am

Wed May 11, 2011
State Capitol

Legislature Fails on Redistricting, Courts Will Likely Decide

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The state legislature failed to reach a compromise to draw new congressional districts, and depending on who you ask, you get a vastly different picture of how and when things broke down. The issue will now likely go to the courts for a judge to decide new maps.

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