Pledge of Allegiance

A federal judge dismissed some but not all of parents’ constitutional class-action claims against Victory Preparatory Academy, a Colorado charter school, which allegedly sent home students for failing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, called the police on them for it, and banned their parents from campus, including from sports events and parent-teacher conferences.

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House Panel on Climate Crisis Looks to Colorado for Ideas on Going Green

Dressed in funeral black, two women welcomed attendees of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis hearing in Boulder, Colorado, on Thursday as if they were overseeing a wake for a loved one. Despite the August heat, other members of the Extinction Rebellion were costumed as clocks seconds from midnight.

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Remains ID’d as Those of Colorado Girl Missing 34 Years

The disappearance of 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews shortly after singing “Jingle Bells” with classmates at a 1984 Christmas concert stunned this rural town in northern Colorado. Her case attracted the attention of the White House, and came at a time when the faces of missing children across the nation were being placed on milk cartons.

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Anti-Gay Cake Shop Owner Wants Latest Case Dismissed

If only her favorite colors were pink and blue, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips might be able to make a custom cake for Autumn Scardina, the transgender woman who sued him after he refused to make a cake celebrating her transition birthday. So said the Colorado cake shop owner Monday evening when he asked the Denver County Court to dismiss the lawsuit filed in June.

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Feds: Moving Land Agency Will Save Money, Improve Decisions

The Trump administration said Tuesday that it can save taxpayers millions of dollars, make better decisions and trim a “top heavy” office in Washington by moving the headquarters of the nation’s biggest land agency to Colorado and dispersing scores of jobs across 11 states in the U.S. West.

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