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Rise & Shine: More candidates jumping into school board races across Colorado

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HAT IN THE RING Some candidates running for Pikes Peak region school boards in November have gotten out of the gate early. Gazette

In Denver, there are already 10 candidates competing for three open school board seats. Chalkbeat has written about each of the candidates — none of whom are incumbents — and we’ve shared the stories in previous Rise & Shine newsletters.

But ICYMI, here they are again.

In the race for a seat representing the city at-large, the candidates are: Tay Anderson, Anna DeWitt, and Alexis Menocal Harrigan.

In the race for a seat representing northwest Denver, the candidates are: Julie Bañuelos, Tony Curcio, and Brad Laurvick.

In the race for a seat representing southeast Denver, the candidates are: Scott Baldermann, Kristi Leech, Radhika Nath, and Diana Romero Campbell.

It’s possible more candidates will declare before the Aug. 30 deadline.

REPAIR/REPLACE Denver-area schools will split more than $14 million raised through marijuana taxes and lottery revenue for projects ranging from replacing roofs to expanding buildings. Denver Post

LATE START? After sending out a survey in March, Jeffco Public Schools is considering its next steps for a plan that could set a late start or early release for all of its schools. Colorado Community Media

TEEN HEALTH Addictions to electronic cigarettes are derailing the dreams of promising young athletes. In Colorado, National Jewish Health has launched a tobacco and vaping cessation program aimed specifically at kids under age 18. NBC News