Meet Denver’s district attorney candidates

Local elections don’t always get much attention – especially a year out. But the race for the Denver district attorney is different.

The office has been spotlighted – by reporters and by a judge – for its failure to prosecute law enforcement officers for excessive force. As police brutality, racial profiling, the death penalty and wrongful convictions hit headlines, the public’s concern about who’s running for district attorney has grown. READ MORE

INC partners again to present Denver Decides

Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation will partner again with the League of Women Voters of Denver to organize two election forums to be presented by Denver Decides through Denver 8TV for the very important November 3 school board and ballot issue elections READ MORE

Five Issues to watch as Denver Public Schools students return to the classroom [Chalkbeat Colorado]

Denver Public Schools understandably gets more attention than any other school district in the state. It’s Colorado’s biggest school district and a nationally recognized petri dish for reform. As a skyline of construction cranes stand testament to the city’s booming growth, DPS continues to grapple with the ever-present challenges of educating students on the margins of society. READ MORE

Guest Commentary: Amending a budget is a common practice

One troublesome sentence: “It takes a two-thirds majority of the council to force (emphasis mine) amendments to the annual budget, although Hancock typically has accepted some revisions requested by the council and has incorporated its annual budget priorities.” READ MORE

Denver school board incumbent Anne Rowe: “Now comes the hard part” [Chalkbeat Colorado]

By Jaclyn Zubrzycki July 13, 2015 The beginning of the race for Denver Public Schools board opens up three seats on the seven-member board — and a set of questions about how DPS should approach school improvement, district management, testing, … READ MORE

Denver Decided- Run-off Results for City Council Election

Preliminary numbers are in for the run-off, and although the results will not be certified until June 12th, the projected winners are: Councilmember District 2- Kevin Flynn Councilmember District 7- Jolon Clark Councilmember District 10- Wayne New Councilmember District 11- … READ MORE