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Faith Miller

Faith Miller

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

Democratic National Convention: Featured speakers and how to watch

By: - August 17, 2020

The Democratic National Convention will be livestreamed each night Aug. 17 through Aug. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m., with a couple of prominent Colorado Democrats featured in accompanying roundtable discussions during the day. Read on for some highlights from the 2020 convention schedule and virtual policy roundtables, which you can watch here, and stay […]

Gov. Polis extends face mask mandate to Sept. 13

By: - August 14, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis extended a statewide mask order, which applies to most Coloradans in indoor spaces, for an additional 30 days. The original order from July 16 was set to expire Aug. 15. An executive order issued Aug. 14, which includes an additional exemption for “life rites,” will expire Sept. 13 unless the governor extends […]

Report: Lauren Boebert warned arresting deputies she had ‘friends at Fox News’

By: - August 13, 2020

Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert of Rifle, who has defended “law and order” and recently called for protesters to start “behaving” in the wake of widespread demonstrations against police brutality, was detained and handcuffed herself after a verbal altercation with law enforcement at a 2015 country music festival, records show. A petty offense charge for disorderly […]

Downtown Cañon City

Rural areas in Colorado lack mental health providers. A $1.5 million grant aims to fill the gaps.

By: - August 13, 2020

A statewide shortage of mental health and addiction providers is acutely felt in Colorado’s rural communities, many of which have high rates of suicide and overdose. A new fellowship program, supported by the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence and funded through United Health Foundation, aims to change that — or at least make a significant […]

Front Range mobile health unit

Worst year for overdose deaths feared as fentanyl, COVID-19 afflict Colorado

By: - August 12, 2020

The opioid epidemic would have presented an unprecedented challenge even if COVID-19 had never hit Colorado. In 2019, the state logged its highest-recorded number of fatal drug overdoses after a slight decrease in 2018 left some people feeling cautiously hopeful. Now, provisional data from 2020 leaves health experts worried that the coronavirus pandemic could accelerate […]

Colorado one of 10 states selected for program to improve impaired driving data

By: - August 10, 2020

Colorado will receive help from the National Governors Association to modernize its data collection practices for impaired driving. It is one of 10 states chosen to work with the NGA through a grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “In the past, a lot of (states’ data) tracking was geared toward alcohol-related […]

21 presidential contenders and counting: Colorado candidate list released

By: - August 7, 2020

For people wondering which candidates for public office could appear on Colorado’s general election ballot, the secretary of state’s office released a helpful tool Aug. 7. The new webpage — featuring a list of people who’ve filed candidacy paperwork — will be updated periodically leading up to Sept. 4, the day the ballot is finalized, […]

Colorado’s COVID-19 transmission is plateauing, Gov. Polis says

By: - August 4, 2020

After a July that saw a spike in reported cases of COVID-19 rivaling April’s, the state’s three-day average of new reported cases appears to be plateauing or declining, according to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. From Aug. 1 through 3, the daily average of cases reported to CDPHE was 315 […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 update at 3:15 p.m., Aug. 4

By: and - August 4, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 3:15 p.m., Aug. 4, on Colorado’s response to COVID-19. The news briefing will be conducted at the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Watch below for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook. As of Aug. 3, Colorado had 47,968 cases of […]

Sierra Club endorses Hickenlooper for U.S. Senate

By: - August 4, 2020

Climate advocates consider former Gov. John Hickenlooper to have a less-than-perfect record on the environment. That didn’t stop the Colorado Chapter of the Sierra Club from endorsing the Democrat for U.S. Senate over incumbent Republican Sen. Cory Gardner. “Colorado deserves a Senator who will prioritize public lands and conservation from day one, not just when […]

Census taker at door

Census Bureau to cut short door-knocking period

By: - August 3, 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau plans to cut short the door-knocking period it told Congress would be necessary to gather responses from hard-to-reach Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. “We will end field data collection by September 30, 2020,” the Bureau announced in a statement posted Aug. 3. “Self-response options will also close on that date to […]

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers

El Paso County limits indoor capacity following COVID-19 talks with state officials

By: - August 2, 2020

Due to high coronavirus transmission and a test positivity rate close to 8%, El Paso County announced it will tighten restrictions on indoor capacity and event size. The county submitted a mitigation plan dated July 13 that explained to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment how it would lower the test positivity rate, […]