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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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COVID-19 dial framework: Future restrictions are anyone’s guess

By: - January 6, 2021

Following Gov. Jared Polis’ Dec. 30 announcement on social media that he had asked the state health department to loosen COVID-19 restrictions for 33 counties, those formerly red-level areas of Colorado moved to orange-level restrictions within the state’s dial system on Jan. 4. This allowed restaurants within those counties to reopen indoor dining at 25% […]

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Colorado’s 13-member Democratic Latino Caucus has big plans for 2021

By: - January 5, 2021

Following the November 2020 election, the group of Latino Democrats elected to the Colorado Legislature held strong at 13 members. State Rep. Bri Buentello of Pueblo lost her election to GOP challenger Stephanie Luck, but Democrats gained a new Latino member with the election of David Ortiz to House District 38, which includes part of […]

Arapahoe, Broomfield among latest Colorado counties to permit some indoor dining

By: - December 29, 2020

Colorado’s new 5 Star State Certification Program — a way for businesses to increase capacity during the pandemic over what’s normally allowed — is up and running in a handful of counties, while several others are still waiting for the state health department to approve their applications. Arapahoe and Broomfield counties will become the latest […]

First U.S. case of new coronavirus strain identified in Colorado

By: - December 29, 2020

The first U.S. case of a new, more contagious strain of the novel coronavirus has been identified in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday. Colorado’s Laboratory Services Division confirmed that a man in his 20s has contracted a case of COVID-19-causing variant B.1.1.7, according to a statement from Polis’ office. The patient hasn’t traveled recently, […]

Q&A with Steve Fenberg, Colorado Senate majority leader

By: - December 28, 2020

Colorado Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, a Democrat from Boulder who owns a bar in the historic town of Silver Plume, recently won reelection to a second term in the General Assembly. He first won the Senate race in the 18th District in 2016. Fenberg serves on the Legislative Council. Colorado Newsline spoke with the […]

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Coloradans share their COVID-19 vaccine experiences

By: - December 23, 2020

Luke Gloystein doesn’t treat COVID-19 patients, but he was one of the first Coloradans to receive the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. On Dec. 16, the food service manager at Denver’s Saint Joseph Hospital snapped a photo while a masked health care worker administered the first of Gloystein’s two doses. Gloystein posted the […]

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Colorado Democrats announce they’ll delay legislative session until February

By: - December 22, 2020

The Colorado General Assembly will convene for the start of the regular legislative session on Jan. 13, as planned. But state lawmakers’ January activities at the Capitol will include only “urgent business” and swearing in new members, House and Senate Democratic leaders announced Dec. 21. After that, they will recess until Feb. 16. “Recessing until […]

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Colorado to receive 16,000 fewer Pfizer vaccine doses than originally expected in second shipment

By: - December 18, 2020

Colorado will receive 16,000 fewer doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech than it had originally expected in its second shipment, Gov. Jared Polis said at a news briefing Dec. 18. The state received its first order of 46,800 doses from the companies starting Dec. 14. Those doses were delivered […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19, mental health at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 18

By: - December 18, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live briefing at 12:30 p.m Dec. 18 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. Polis will also discuss mental health practices for the holiday season with Dr. Rachel Herlihy, the state epidemiologist, and behavioral health expert Aimee Voth Siebert, according to a statement from the governor’s office. Scroll down for […]

Stories of immigrants detained in Aurora told in ‘The Facility’

By: - December 18, 2020

Raul Medina Perez still has nightmares about his 11-month stay at the Aurora Contract Detention Facility, where he was detained by private prison corporation GEO Group on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “I’ve been doing therapy,” Perez said in an interview with Newsline. “It’s a traumatizing experience, you know, I hope that nobody else […]

Colorado lawmakers hold hearing on election integrity

By: - December 15, 2020

The Legislative Audit Committee, which is chaired by a Republican state lawmaker despite the Democratic majority in the Colorado House and Senate, will hold a meeting Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. to discuss the integrity of Colorado’s elections. Lawmakers on the committee will hear from expert witnesses and discuss audit requests related to the 2020 […]

Health care workers receive Colorado’s first COVID-19 vaccine doses

By: - December 14, 2020

Front-line health care workers at UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins became the first in the state to get injected with the COVID-19 vaccine developed by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech. The first dose was slated for Kevin Londrigan, a respiratory therapist who has underlying health conditions, according to a pool report. “This has […]