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Faith Miller

Faith Miller

Reporter Faith Miller covers the Colorado Legislature, immigration and other stories for Colorado Newsline.

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Cost of state investigation into Aurora Police Department is $2.3M

By: - September 23, 2021

A state investigation into the Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire Rescue had a total price tag of nearly $2.3 million, according to a spokesperson for the attorney general’s office. The majority of the cost was covered by outside organizations and law enforcement experts who donated their time instead of billing the state. The attorney […]

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Colorado’s economic growth to continue at slower pace, says state forecast

By: - September 22, 2021

For the most part, Colorado’s economy bounced back quickly following the pandemic-induced recession in March 2020. The state’s coffers are expected to keep growing next year — albeit at a slower rate. On Tuesday, nonpartisan Legislative Council Staff and fiscal analysts with the governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting presented their respective economic forecasts for […]

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Gov. Polis calls on FDA to review positive Pfizer vaccine data for kids 5 to 11

By: - September 20, 2021

Following Monday’s announcement from drug companies Pfizer and BioNTech that their COVID-19 vaccine appears safe and effective for 5- to 11-year-olds, Gov. Jared Polis called on federal regulators to expedite the approval process. “Given that the country is currently experiencing a pandemic, the (Food and Drug Administration) should cancel their weekend plans and postpone other […]

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Coloradans rank housing, cost of living among top concerns, survey finds

By: - September 17, 2021

When faced with a list of societal ills, ranging from COVID-19 to political divisions, Coloradans who responded to a recent survey ranked the cost of housing as the most worrying. According to the Colorado Health Foundation’s annual Pulse poll, 82% of respondents thought housing costs represented an “extremely serious” or “very serious” problem. The cost […]

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Aurora Police Department has pattern of racial bias and excessive force, investigation finds

By: - September 16, 2021

The Aurora Police Department has a pattern and practice of violating residents’ legal rights, state-appointed investigators declared in a 112-page report published Wednesday. Aurora police showed a pattern and practice of racially biased policing, excessive use of force and “failing to record required information when it interacts with the community,” according to the investigators, who […]

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Republican CU Regent Heidi Ganahl launches campaign for Colorado governor

By: - September 14, 2021

Heidi Ganahl, who holds an at-large position on the University of Colorado Board of Regents and is the only Republican currently elected to statewide office in Colorado, on Tuesday launched her campaign for governor in 2022. “Colorado needs a comeback, and I’m here to give back to the greatest state in the nation,” Ganahl said […]

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Colorado prepares for large-scale rollout of booster shots, pending federal approval

By: - September 13, 2021

State officials are preparing to roll out booster shots for older Coloradans and residents of long-term care facilities this month, pending an official OK from the federal government, Gov. Jared Polis said Monday during a virtual news briefing. “Now, keep in mind the impact (of vaccination against COVID-19) is much greater for the first two […]

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Three veterans reflect on 20 years since Sept. 11 attacks

By: - September 11, 2021

David Kendrick Jr. was just 17 years old when he signed up to join the United States Army. In 2006, the Rochester, New York, native was stationed at Fort Carson as a cavalry scout, he said. Kendrick was 19 when he deployed to Iraq to fight in the “war on terror.” He was 20 — […]

Tina Peters

New Mesa County elections official says he hasn’t heard from Clerk Tina Peters

By: - September 9, 2021

Wayne Williams, the former Colorado secretary of state who’s newly in charge of Mesa County elections, said he hasn’t heard from Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters since the news broke that her office was under investigation. Williams said he hadn’t tried to reach Peters. “My focus is on trying to make the election work,” he […]

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COVID-19 hospitalizations in Colorado at highest point since Jan. 6

By: - September 8, 2021

More people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Colorado than at any point since Jan. 6, the day of the insurrection, according to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. As of Tuesday, 862 people statewide were hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, while 95 people were hospitalized with suspected cases. “That number […]

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Lawsuit alleges inadequate mental health care for Colorado teens

By: - September 8, 2021

A federal class-action lawsuit filed Friday alleges the state shirked its duty to Medicaid-eligible teenagers unable to obtain care for mental health and substance use disorders in Colorado. Three anonymous teenage plaintiffs are being supported in the legal action by the state chapter of Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health. The plaintiffs — whose lawsuit […]

Coloradans to receive TABOR tax refund, income tax cut

By: - September 3, 2021

Colorado taxpayers are due for a refund from the government, thanks to a constitutional restriction on how much state revenue can increase each year. State taxpayers who filed single returns will receive a sales tax refund of approximately $69 on average, while those filing joint returns can expect an average refund of $166, according to […]