Mon May 9, 2011
State Capitol

Capitol Conversation: The Clock is Ticking

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The state's legislative session is winding down and lawmakers are in a race against the clock to wrap things up before this Wednesday's deadline.

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Mon May 9, 2011

Public Input Sought on Educator Effectiveness Rules

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This week the Colorado Board of Education will begin the process of crafting statewide rules to measure educator effectiveness. 

Last month, the State Council on Educator Effectiveness gave 60 recommendations to the State Board of Education.  That body will now craft final rules which may or may not include the recommendations.   Council Vice-Chair Nina Lopez says the main goal is simply to make sure the best people are working in the state’s schools.

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Sun May 8, 2011

An African’s View on Osama bin Laden’s Death

Much has been said about the death of Osama bin Laden. We’ve heard reaction from all around the world from Ground Zero to the Arab world. KUNC commentator Pius Kamau has an African perspective of what bin Laden’s death means for his country.

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Fri May 6, 2011

Groups Question Rep. Gardner’s EPA Stance

More than a dozen environmentalists gathered outside 4th Congressional District Congressman Cory Gardner’s office on Friday to protest his support of the Energy Tax Prevention Act.
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More than a dozen environmentalists rallied in downtown Fort Collins today. At issue was Republican 4th Congressional District Congressman Cory Gardner’s support of legislation that would have blocked the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions.

The protesters delivered a letter to Congressman Gardner, questioning his support for a bill that would have taken away the EPA’s ability to limit carbon dioxide emissions. Gary Wockner is Colorado program director for Clean Water Action, which helped organize Friday’s event.

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Thu May 5, 2011
Garden Report

Picking the Right Plants Key to Healthy Garden

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Starting with healthy, vigorous plants is the key to a successful garden.  Whether you buy plants at the grocery, a big box store or your local garden center be selective.

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