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Faith Miller

Faith Miller

Faith Miller was a reporter with Colorado Newsline covering the Colorado Legislature, immigration and other stories.

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 […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19, restaurants at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 13

By: - October 13, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 13 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response and the restaurant industry. 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 […]

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Doug Emhoff, Kamala Harris’ husband, visits Colorado

By: - October 9, 2020

Colorado, no longer considered a swing state, hasn’t been attracting the same national attention it did in past presidential elections. But Doug Emhoff, attorney and husband of vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, a U.S. senator from California, did make a few appearances in the state this week, including at a car rally Oct. 8 with […]

A week later, news of Trump’s COVID-19 infection hasn’t transformed campaigns

By: - October 8, 2020

Last week, news that the president and his wife had tested positive for COVID-19 reverberated across Wall Street and cable news. Political watchers speculated that the protracted illness or death of Donald Trump, who at 74 was at risk of more severe symptoms than the general population, could throw 2020 into further turmoil and upend […]

COVID-19 hospitalizations ‘alarming,’ but statewide shutdowns unlikely

By: - October 6, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis and state epidemiologist Rachel Herlihy on Oct. 6 warned Coloradans about worrying trends in daily new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Colorado saw a decrease of about 13% in the average number of daily new cases for the week ending Oct. 4. However, much of that decrease came from the 18- to 25-year-old […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 6

By: - October 6, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 6 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, he’ll be joined by state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy. Through […]

White House outbreak shows testing alone can’t halt virus, Polis says

By: - October 2, 2020

At an Oct. 2 briefing on COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis wished President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania — who have tested positive for COVID-19 — a speedy recovery. Polis also remarked that the outbreak showed the White House didn’t have “strong enough precautions” around mask-wearing and social distancing. Others with connections to the president who’ve tested […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 2

By: - October 2, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 2 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. Polis is traveling to Greeley, Windsor, […]

2,732 pardons issued — the most by a Colorado governor at one time — for past marijuana convictions

By: - October 1, 2020

A last-minute June amendment to a bill creating social equity licenses for new cannabis businesses allowed Gov. Jared Polis to issue mass pardons of people convicted of possessing up to 2 ounces of marijuana. The governor on Oct. 1 issued 2,732 pardons for past marijuana convictions — the most people ever pardoned by a Colorado […]

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Nursing homes, assisted-living facilities look cautiously toward indoor visits

By: - October 1, 2020

Until late summer, residents of nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in Colorado weren’t allowed to see any visitors. A public health order from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, issued March 12, barred all nonessential visitors and health care workers from entering long-term care facilities. Similar federal guidance was issued the following day […]

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Report: ICE plans to target Denver, other ‘sanctuary cities’ for immigration enforcement

By: - October 1, 2020

Citing anonymous officials, the Washington Post reported Sept. 29 that Immigration and Customs Enforcement was planning an “immigration enforcement blitz” in several so-called “sanctuary cities” — including Denver — that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials. The operation could begin in California as soon as this week, the Post reported, and then expand to […]

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Isolation dominates student life at CU Boulder during pandemic

By: - September 30, 2020

When the University of Colorado Boulder moved classes completely online for at least two weeks starting Sept. 23 and Boulder County Public Health banned young people from gathering in groups of two or more, freshman Sachi Rohilla moved back to Colorado Springs with her parents. She’ll stay for at least another week or two — […]