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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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Colorado launches new ‘dial’ system to determine COVID-19 restrictions

By: - September 15, 2020

Colorado will replace its current system of deciding when counties should get exemptions, or variances, from statewide coronavirus restrictions, with a “dial” system that sets universal thresholds for different levels of business closures or capacity limits, Gov. Jared Polis announced at a news briefing Sept. 15. “Colorado’s not monolithic,” Polis said. “Different counties and communities […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15

By: - September 15, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted at the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. At the COVID-19 briefing, Polis will be joined […]

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Frustration mounts at independent venues as state permits Broncos’ stadium to seat 5,700

By: - September 15, 2020

When Gov. Jared Polis announced on Sept. 8 that up to 5,700 people would be allowed to attend a late-September Denver Broncos football game at Empower Field at Mile High Stadium, Coloradans who ordinarily work to put on events at smaller venues watched in disbelief. “We were surprised, and frustrated, and angry … when we […]

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Gov. Polis shifts tone from COVID-19 response to economic development, recovery

By: - September 11, 2020

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has been shifting his tone at weekly and biweekly briefings on the state’s COVID-19 response: It’s less about the level of virus transmission, and more about economic development and recovery from the pandemic-era recession. “It’s really great to kind of see how our state is bouncing back from COVID,” Polis said […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 2 p.m. Sept. 11

By: - September 11, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 2 p.m. Sept. 11 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted at Morgan Community College in Fort Morgan. Scroll down for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. Polis is touring the northeast Colorado towns of […]

Denver Broncos to bring back in-person fans in trial of COVID-19 precautions

By: - September 8, 2020

The Denver Broncos plan to allow a limited number of people to attend football games in person, starting with 5,700 people at a Sept. 27 home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Gov. Jared Polis and Broncos executive Brittany Bowlen announced at a Sept. 8 news conference. That number equates to a small fraction — […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 8

By: and - September 8, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 8 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted at the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Scroll down for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. Brittany Bowlen, of the Denver Broncos, and Sarah Tuneberg, […]

Gov. Polis makes plea to college students: Don’t party over Labor Day weekend

By: - September 3, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis praised the state’s successful slowdown of COVID-19 transmission in the state since mid-July, but he issued a strong rebuke to college students who he said “held illegal, large parties over the weekend.” He called the parties “disappointing, inexcusable actions of a small minority of students,” including some from fraternities at the University […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 3

By: and - September 3, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 3 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response and economic resiliency. The news briefing will be conducted at the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Scroll down for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. University of Colorado President Mark Kennedy, […]

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Colorado public health officials propose ‘dial’ system to determine COVID-19 restrictions

By: - September 2, 2020

Six months into the pandemic, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has drafted a standardized method of determining when a county is allowed to relax COVID-19 restrictions. While the current process through which a county can request a variance from the state’s Safer at Home guidelines — such as those related capacity limits […]

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Gov. Polis: More people in southern Colorado should get tested for COVID-19

By: - September 2, 2020

For the first time, Gov. Jared Polis on Sept. 1 held his briefing on Colorado’s coronavirus response outside of the metro Denver area — at Pueblo Community College in Pueblo. Polis, a Democrat, participated Tuesday in several events in Pueblo and, 40 miles to the north, Colorado Springs, touting new economic development projects and relief […]

State lawmaker Patrick Neville, commentator Michelle Malkin sue Gov. Polis over executive orders

By: - August 28, 2020

Two high-profile conservative figures this week announced a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. Jared Polis and the state’s top health officials over executive orders issued during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the requirement for Coloradans to wear masks to reduce virus transmission. Colorado House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, a Republican from Castle Rock, and conservative commentator Michelle […]