A new short film frames last year's Jefferson County School Board recall election as a harbinger of politics nationwide today. Leftover food from Colorado Rockies' home games isn't going into a landfill this year, as it did in the past. It will go to places it's needed, like a day shelter for homeless kids. Also, supersonic air travel may make a comeback if one Colorado Company has its way. And a special guest co-host helps interview the Denver author of a detective novel for young adults.
Jefferson County Public Schools
"We pushed back against an agenda that wasn’t good for our schools,” said Ron Mitchell, a retired JeffCo teacher and principal.
We chose five questions and compiled the positions of each candidate.
The race in Colorado's second-largest district is saturating social media, lighting up talk radio, and sending hundreds of volunteers on door-knocking campaigns.
Activists want to recall three conservative school board members in Jefferson County. The recall election could have implications beyond Colorado.
Organizers turned in 37,000 petition signatures on Tuesday. That's twice as many as required to force a recall election this November.
For each board member that the group wants to recall, 15,000 signatures must be collected. It took 17 days for the group to finish collecting the signatures.
For each school board member that the ralliers want to recall, 15,000 signatures must be collected.