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Teacher by day, waitress by night: Colorado teachers work second jobs to make ends meet

Last Updated by Chalkbeat, Ann Schimke on

The prevalence of teachers with second jobs is one symptom of larger, systemic problems — the steady erosion of teacher pay, Colorado’s perennial school funding crunch and skyrocketing housing costs. But some teachers and observers say it’s also a problem in its own right, sapping teachers’ energy, diverting their focus from the classroom and contributing to decisions to leave the profession.

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Trumped: Rural Rebellion

Last Updated by RMPBS News Staff on

Las Animas County voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012. In fact, it had not voted for a Republican for president since 1972. But in 2016, the county voted for Donald Trump.

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What's next for energy research under new administration?

Posted by Stephanie Joyce, Inside Energy on

Presidents do have considerable sway when it comes to directing federal research priorities. George W. Bush directed research money away from renewables for the Freedom Car.

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Colorado School District to Allow Teachers to Arm Themselves

Last Updated by The Associated Press on

A rural Colorado school district recently decided to allow its teachers and other school staff to carry guns on campus to protect its students.

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More than $1 billion of marijuana sold in Colorado in 2016

Last Updated by CNN , Sophie Lewis on

It's always 4/20 somewhere — at least in Colorado. The state's marijuana shops have reached a massive new milestone: $1 billion in legal, regulated sales in the first 10 months of 2016.

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Colorado To Kill Some Mountain Lions, Bears To Boost Mule Deer Numbers

Last Updated by NPR, Rebecca Hersher on

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved a plan to kill some mountain lions and black bears to help boost the state's mule deer population.

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How safe is super-concentrated marijuana?

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Now legal in eight states, there are unanswered questions about the impact of recreational marijuana on public health. To maximize potency, pot can be purified for maximum THC, its psychoactive ingredient. But a lack of research and restrictions on these very high concentrations is raising concerns.

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Unintended consequences explored in ‘Colorado: The State of High’

Last Updated by RMPBS News Staff, PHILIP MARAVILLA on

Dabbing gives the rush of an instant high. And in Colorado, where recreational marijuana is legal, there are no limits on THC concentration.

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Rocky Mountain PBS welcomes John Ferrugia as Principal News Anchor and Managing Editor

Last Updated by Alexa Corcoran on

Investigative reporter and award-winning journalist John Ferrugia has joined Rocky Mountain PBS as Principal News Anchor and Managing Editor.

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ACLU files racial profiling suit in Colorado Springs traffic stop

Last Updated by Alexa Corcoran on

Two black men who were pulled from a vehicle at gunpoint during a traffic stop in 2015 are suing the city and three Colorado Springs police officers on grounds of racial profiling.

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