The back-and-forth of the general election campaign season seems to have started Monday for Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Republican challenger Geoff Diehl. Warren, seeking election to a second term on Nov. 6, appeared on WGBH’s “Boston Public Radio” where co-host Jim Braude picked up a question tweeted at the show by Diehl’s campaign regarding specifics on how much Warren wants to see tax rates increase. The show often takes constituent questions when elected officials appear on air, and, as Braude noted, Diehl is indeed one of them for Warren. Diehl, a Whitman state representative who won the Republican primary last week, is one of two vocal critics vying to unseat Warren this fall. Shiva Ayyadurai, a Belmont scientist and entrepreneur, is on the ballot as an independent candidate. “Voters want to know how much do you want to raise taxes?” Diehl’s campaign tweeted Monday, along with a link to a campaign video referencing Warren’s … [Read more...] about How high does Elizabeth Warren want to raise taxes? Her challenger wants to know.
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Monica Gallegos didn’t plan to miss work for two months, but then she received the diagnosis: The pounding headache she thought was a migraine had been caused by a brain aneurysm behind her eye, and she needed surgery. That was early June. When Gallegos returned home a month later to the Westwood apartment she shares with two teenage sons, the rent was already overdue. No paycheck was in sight, and she would have to wait a few weeks for clearance to return to her job as a dental assistant. “Everything hit me at once,” said Gallegos, 43. “I’m single, and I didn’t have any help. … I honestly thought I was going to be homeless.” She made it through the crisis with help from a new city program that has provided short-term assistance to hundreds of Denver residents who were temporarily at risk of losing their homes over rent or utility bills. The program has been among the most visible efforts of Denver’s 10-year, $150 million … [Read more...] about Denver’s affordable housing fund covered a woman’s rent after a medical emergency. Here’s what else $24 million is accomplishing.
Changes are blowing in with the fall semester for the Pikes Peak region's 17 public school districts.New superintendents are in charge at Colorado Springs School District 11 and Woodland Park School District RE-2.Three new schools with state-of-the-art features are opening to meet growing enrollment from residential development to the east and south.Students started classes Aug. 2 at School District 49’s $20 million Bennett Ranch Elementary in Peyton.Academy School District 20 is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Legacy Peak Elementary and the Center for Modern Learning in the Wolf Ranch neighborhood Tuesday.The first phase of Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8’s new middle school, to accommodate up to 1,500 students at completion, opens Monday. Colorado schools dig in to offer fresh grown foods at school cafeterias and homesSeveral districts will bring school financing measures to the Nov. 6 ballot.Many districts are making safety and security improvements to … [Read more...] about What’s new for fall at Colorado Springs area schools
Karin Brulliard, The Washington Post Published 1:54 pm PDT, Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Photo: Thomas D. Mangelsen Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 A grizzly bear known as 399 wanders with her cubs near Pilgrim Creek in Grand Teton National Park. One year after their removal from the endangered species list, grizzlies will be hunted in Wyoming for the first time in 44 years. less A grizzly bear known as 399 wanders with her cubs near Pilgrim Creek in Grand Teton National Park. One year after their removal from the endangered species list, grizzlies will be hunted in Wyoming for the ... more Photo: Thomas D. Mangelsen A wildlife photographer won a permit to shoot grizzlies. Here's what he's doing with it. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The largest grizzly hunt in the Lower 48 in more than 40 years is set to open … [Read more...] about A wildlife photographer won a permit to shoot grizzlies. Here’s what he’s doing with it.
Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE WASHINGTON — As of this week, House lawmakers are finished with congressional business until after Labor Day. That doesn't mean they finished all — or even most — of the congressional business left on their plates. Members of Congress left Washington Thursday to go on a month-long recess without tackling some of the biggest issues on the agenda, including legislation addressing immigration and family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, Russia-related measures and a second tax bill. For its part, the Senate is planning to stay in session for most of August, with just a week-long recess scheduled next week. But with House lawmakers back in their districts, there's not much senators can accomplish beyond confirming more of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees. Here are some of the outstanding items on the congressional to-do list: DACA & … [Read more...] about Half of Congress is leaving town. Their to-do list isn’t going anywhere.