Why More School Districts Are Holding Class Just Four Days a Week

Today school districts in parts of 22 states use a four-day week, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Colorado Localities Challenge Energy Giants With New Lawsuit

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Curbing Atlanta City Hall’s “culture of political interference” … N.Y.C. officials look to boost Airbnb enforcement … more GOP leaders want Mo. governor to resign … and Pa. Turnpike to get “delicious vegan cookies.”

Cautious Optimism From Marijuana States Following Senator’s Trump Assurance

But “this president has demonstrated a willingness to go back on his word,” according to Washington state’s attorney general.

Colorado Uses Laser Measurement to Safely Inventory Road Signs

Keeping track of a state transportation department’s infrastructure, including where it’s located, has never been easier.

Colorado Lawmakers Poised to Oust 1st of Several Accused Harassers

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Statehouses grapple with clunky harassment policies; calls to lock up Mayor “Lawless Libby” in Oakland, Calif.; a dramatic end to the Allentown corruption trial; and an expensive affair for Nashville’s mayor.

Governors Want Room to Shape Health Care Innovation

Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper are making a second, bipartisan attempt at improving Obamacare and affordability.

Why ‘Cloud Seeding’ Is Increasingly Attractive to the Thirsty West

A National Science Foundation-funded study, conducted in Idaho, was the first to show real-world observations of silver iodide forming ice crystals inside clouds and falling out as precipitation.

Transit Agency Seeks to End Its Use of an Especially Lonely Job Post

Since Denver’s airport commuter rail line opened two years ago, problems with wireless technology prompted the use of human backups.

Another Gigabit City Takes Shape in Colorado

But some local officials remain apprehensive about how to proceed on a municipal solution.

Lessons From a Small-Town Bulldozer Rampage in Colorado

Marvin Heemeyer told four people that he was “just going to bulldoze the town.” They dismissed his threats as pure bluster.

Building Upon a Decade of Deploying Small-Cell Solutions to Improve Connectivity

After successes in Colorado ski towns and canyon dead zones, there’s a new push in Denver as the metro area moves toward 5G.

Testing for Tainted Marijuana Challenges States

Anecdotes have emerged of vulnerable consumers, such as cancer patients, contracting dangerous infections after smoking bad weed.

How Much State Interest Is There in Proper Election Audits?

As Colorado pioneers best practices, races in Georgia and Alabama show how futile efforts are to verify votes without the right protocols in place.

How Colorado Is Trying to Stay Ahead of Evolving Transportation Technology

The state understands it can’t hope to outpace Silicon Valley, but it can outpace other states in adopting autonomous vehicles and hyperloop.

Supreme Court Will Hear 2 Cases Impacting State Government This Week

From the Tenth Amendment to the First, civil rights to states rights, a lot is at stake for state and local governments.

Colorado Is the 1st State to Warn Residents of CHIP’s Uncertain Future

The state only has enough money to keep the program operational until Jan. 31.

Movement to Make Broadband a Public Utility Gains Momentum in Colorado

Front Range communities like Longmont and Fort Collins have been on the front lines of an ongoing battle over improving internet speeds, access and reliability.

Reducing Isolation Among Denver’s Growing Senior Population

Instead of more services, our seniors needed better access to the services the city already provides.