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Faith Miller

Faith Miller

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

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock

Restrictions tighten for Denver, Adams counties following increase in COVID-19 cases

By: - October 27, 2020

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced Oct. 27 that the city and county would enter a more restrictive level of the state’s COVID-19 dial system following a weeks-long increase in cases and a rising percentage of tests coming back positive. “We will work to implement this state order in the best way we can to protect […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 27

By: - October 27, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 27 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted remotely. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. During the briefing, Polis will be joined by Scott Bookman, who is the […]

What to expect on election night in Colorado

By: - October 27, 2020

Through Oct. 25, nine days before the general election, Coloradans had already returned more than 1.61 million ballots. That comprises a 43.3% turnout among active registered voters. In 2016, just 879,000 ballots were returned nine days before the November election, representing 28.1% of active voters. High turnout among early voters portends well for election staff […]

Jared Polis ranked among top 10 governors by conservative-leaning organization

By: - October 23, 2020

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis was the only Democrat ranked among the country’s top 10 governors by the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative-leaning organization that advocates for limited government, free-market capitalism and states’ independence. Polis came in No. 9 in ALEC’s ranking, after Gov. Eric Holcomb of Indiana and before Gov. Chris Sununu of New […]

New Colorado health order limits gathering size to 10 people, two households

By: - October 23, 2020

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Oct. 23 moved to limit personal gatherings in most counties to no more than 10 people, effective immediately. Under the new order, those 10 people must be from two or fewer households — so two families of five people each is allowed, but not five couples […]

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Absent clear guidance on COVID-19 testing, Colorado colleges go their own way

By: - October 23, 2020

Colorado colleges and universities that brought students back for in-person classes — and, in many cases, to live on campus — adopted extensive COVID-19 testing strategies in hopes of controlling outbreaks and maintaining some normalcy for students during the pandemic. The specifics of each campus’ strategy vary greatly, though, just as school budgets and populations […]

Hospital capacity could be exceeded by late December in Colorado due to COVID-19

By: - October 20, 2020

Colorado officials on Oct. 20 painted a troubling picture of the state’s COVID-19 situation, with its fast-rising cases and hospitalizations. Modeling presented by state epidemiologist Rachel Herlihy at a news briefing showed that if current levels of transmission are maintained, Colorado’s intensive care bed capacity would be exceeded by late December. “We unfortunately see the […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 20

By: - October 20, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted from the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. During the briefing, Polis will be joined by […]

Supreme Court to review Trump plan for excluding undocumented immigrants from census

By: - October 19, 2020

The Supreme Court on Oct. 13 allowed the U.S. Census Bureau to stop counting people across the country two weeks earlier than a lower court’s order had originally required, raising fears that many people — including racial and ethnic minorities, who have historically been undercounted — would not be included in the census data. Now, the […]

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Debt looms for Coloradans with student loan payments soon to come due

By: - October 17, 2020

With another round of pandemic relief legislation looking more and more unlikely to arrive before the new year, people in student loan debt who’ve recently faced financial hardships could be in trouble. On March 20, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos directed the Federal Student Aid office to suspend loan payments on all federal student loans held […]

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Colorado’s new citizens wield growing electoral power

By: - October 15, 2020

In Colorado alone, an estimated 59,806 people will have become naturalized U.S. citizens from 2014 through 2020. They represent a significant enough portion of the electorate to potentially shape the results of Colorado’s upcoming U.S. Senate race and other statewide elections. Those findings come from a new report from the National Partnership for New Americans, […]

Colorado’s COVID-19 test positivity rate an ‘alarming’ sign, Gov. Polis says

By: - October 13, 2020

For the first time since early August, Colorado’s percentage of positive COVID-19 tests has exceeded 5%, the threshold that the World Health Organization recommended states and countries stay below before reopening businesses. If more than 5% of tests come back positive, that means not enough testing is taking place and the level of virus transmission […]