Colorado can keep tuition flat, with tradeoffs

Colorado will have to make tradeoffs if it hopes to avert a tuition hike for the state’s public universities next year, Gov. Jared Polis told state budget-writers Wednesday. It was Polis’ first public meeting with state budget-writers since he sent them his 2020-21 budget request Nov. 1, and he received generally good feedback. Sen. Rachel Zenzinger, a Democrat of Arvada, said there’s “a lot of things that I think are

Walmart Inc. sues 31 Colorado counties to shrink tax bills

DURANGO, Colo. — The parent company of Walmart has sued dozens of counties in Colorado where the company has store locations. The company claims its stores’ equipment is being overvalued. The Durango Herald reports that county assessors are tasked with taking inventory of businesses’ personal property and determining the items’ value. Authorities say Walmart Stores Inc. filed the lawsuit against 31 of the state’s 64 counties saying the valuations don’t

Veritas Farms teams up with Southeastern Grocers to sell its CBD products

Veritas Farms has added Southeastern Grocers to the chains now selling its full-spectrum CBD products. Southeastern Grocers, parent company of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, has started stocking the company’s products in Florida and South Carolina. That boosts the number of stores selling the Veritas Farms line to more than 5,000 across the country, according to the company. “We’re really excited because we’ll be launching ingestibles, too, which is going

Denver homeowners remain restless compared to other metros

The typical U.S. homeowner is staying put in the same place five years longer than at the start of the decade. But metro Denver residents aren’t typical. Back in 2010, U.S. homeowners had spent a median of eight years in their homes, according to a study from Redfin, a national real estate brokerage firm based in Seattle. But this year, the median tenure is now at 13 years. In Salt

Army’s use of TikTok app raises concerns on Capitol Hill – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — The Army’s use of a China-owned video app called TikTok as part of a new campaign to recruit young people into the service is raising concerns on Capitol Hill. Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York sent a letter to Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy asking about potential national security risks posed by the social media platform. Schumer said national security experts have raised concerns about TikTok’s collection and

Non-citizens can’t vote in Colorado, but ballot measure would make extra sure of it

Conservative organizers say they plan to submit more than 200,000 signatures Tuesday morning for a ballot measure that would ban non-citizens from voting in Colorado elections. Backed by state Rep. Patrick Neville, a Castle Rock Republican and the Colorado House’s minority leader, the organizers hope to place Initiative 76 on the 2020 ballot. At least 124,632 valid signatures will be needed if the initiative is going to be voted on

Colorado, Washington scientific groups remove job posts over LGBTQ policy at BYU

SALT LAKE CITY — Two well-known scientific groups have dropped job postings from their websites from Brigham Young University because of the school’s LGBTQ policies, igniting a debate on whether research organizations should take a stance on social issues. The Washington-based American Geophysical Union and the Colorado-based Geological Society of America took down the ads amid mounting pressure from members, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Monday. Both groups say the

Disney Plus streaming package debuts Tuesday with Marvel, Star Wars and more

NEW YORK — Disney will sprinkle its pixie dust on the streaming arena Tuesday, as its Disney Plus service debuts with an arsenal of marquee franchises including Marvel and Star Wars, original series with a built-in fan base and a cheap price to boot. The $7-a-month commercial-free service is poised to set the standard for other services like WarnerMedia’s HBO Max and NBCUniversal’s Peacock to follow, as major media companies

United Airlines pilot arrested for walking naked in Westin DIA hotel room receives $300,000 in settlement

Denver has agreed to pay a $300,000 settlement to a United Airlines pilot who was arrested for standing nude near a hotel window at Denver International Airport. The charges were dismissed, and Capt. Andrew Collins filed a notice that he intended to sue the city. The sides settled after mediation. “A respected family man and outstanding veteran aviator, Capt. Collins was the victim of an unjustified and warrantless entry into

On Philanthropy: Suffering from seasonal gluttony syndrome? Here’s a cure.

The winter holidays are right around the corner. Soon, many Americans will gather around the table with family and friends to give thanks for abundant blessings and freedoms as they indulge in a surfeit of delicious traditional foods. Leftovers will last for days. In December, people of different faiths and traditions will celebrate religious or cultural holidays – enjoying more festive and plentiful food and the added indulgence of gift-giving.