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Report: Women’s rights a canary in coal mine for democracy

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(Colorado News Connection) The United States was designated a backsliding democracy in late 2021, when it appeared on a prominent European think tank's annual global ranking. Today, half of the world's democratic governments are on the decline, according to The Global State of Democracy, a report released by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) this past November.

Colorado sets record for new businesses, per capita income hits $75K

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Despite inflation, a tight labor market and fears of a recession, a record number of new businesses started operating in the fourth quarter of 2022 in Colorado and many other benchmarks are positive, according to a report by the University of Colorado and the secretary of state's office.