It's back to school month and for many students it means returning to an environment of harassment and bullying. In the wake of a national epidemic of highly-publicized gay suicides, Colorado lawmakers passed an anti-bullying bill this year designed to forestall another tragedy. But while many view it as a good first step - full implementation of the bill is still months away. KUNC's Will Witwer has more
Store mannequins used to be seen and not heard. These days you can follow them on Facebook. Retail mannequins are changing to incorporate action, emotion, color and texture. Grace Hood from member station KUNC reports on how retailers like Disney and Old Navy are reinventing the form to attract more customers.
Even with fewer teenagers actively looking for work this summer, unemployment among young people remains at just over 24 percent nationally. And that figure is very similar in Colorado. But one program is working to reverse that trend by offering highly specialized training to help teens compete in the adult job market. KUNC's Will Witwer has more
Some of the most meaningful conversations take place around the dinner table. But sitting down together almost seems to be a lost art in our 24/7 society. KUNC commentator Pius Kamau says such gatherings could do a lot to help us learn more about the world in which we all live
For those keeping track - we're still 16 months way from the 2012 election. This means its prime time for challengers to begin their campaigns which is exactly what three Democrats have done recently for state congressional seats. KUNC's Brian Larson spoke with Colorado Statesman Publisher Jody Hope Strogoff for more
The Annual Denver Western Stock Show may be moving from its current venue in Denver. It's one of the topics our media partners at KBDI and "Colorado Inside Out" are taking about.
Colorado's Yampa River is one of the last-free flowing rivers in the West and its water has long been eyed by the oil shale industry and by water agencies looking for new sources to tap to feed communities and farms hundreds of miles away.
In Congress, the oil and gas debate is starting to move away from off-shore drilling rigs to hydraulic fracturing on land. It's a process commonly known as "fracking." Many opponents fear the practice contaminates drinking water in areas where it's used - including here right in Colorado. Patrick Terpstra has a look at the debate from Washington
Governor John Hickenlooper has signed more than 240 bills into law since taking office in January. Many were done during the legislative session when the bills first reached his desk, but the deadline for the rest is ticking. The Governor has until June 10th to either sign, veto or let bills become law without his signature. KUNC's State Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland has more.
A deadly virus is spreading among horses in the western United States and parts of Canada. The highly contagious Equine Herpes Virus-1 isn't a threat to humans. But it spreads easily among horses and even llamas and alpacas. So far, it's caused scores of horse owners to quarantine their animals. And as KUNC's Kirk Siegler reports, it's also forced the cancellations of horse shows and competitions in Colorado and other states.
For much of our Government and You series, we've discussed the potential impact of budget cuts as state lawmakers worked to fill a projected half-billion dollar shortfall. Now that the legislative session is over, and a budget bill signed, we examine what happens when a tax is repealed. HB 1005 will be signed into law next week. It would eliminate a 2.9 percent sales tax on agricultural pesticides and other products.
Researchers with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science have resumed excavations at a major fossil find outside of Snowmass Village. And as Conrad Wilson explains, it's the first time scientists have been able to work on the site since the discovery last fall.
Democratic State Senator Rollie Heath is hoping his ballot proposal will help solve Colorado's dramatic decrease in funding to K-12 schools and higher education. The measure unveiled yesterday would ask voters this fall to raise state sales and income taxes to generate money. But the idea is being met with opposition from Republicans, and silence from Colorado's largest public universities.
While legislative leaders in both parties spent the final days of the state's legislative session trading barbs back and forth, one person remained largely unscathed. Governor John Hickenlooper managed to stay above the fray and win high marks from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for his management style. Still the Governor acknowledges he didn't accomplish everything on his agenda. KUNC's state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more