Colorado holds top 10 spot in 'Best States' ranking
Colorado hung onto its No. 10 spot in U.S. News' third annual ranking of the "Best States." The report evaluates how all 50 states are serving residents in 71 metrics across eight categories: education, health care, economy, infrastructure, opportunity, fiscal stability, crime and environment. For the second year, the Centennial State ranked No. 1 in the "economy" category.