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Julia Fennell

Julia Fennell

Julia Fennell is a reporter for Colorado Newsline.

Human composting is coming to Denver

By: - September 24, 2021

A dead person is transformed from human remains into soil in 30 days through a process often referred to as human composting — and it’s now legal in Colorado.  Natural organic reduction — the formal term for human composting — is legal only in three states: Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Washington in 2019 became the […]

Here’s where Colorado representatives stand on the Women’s Health Protection Act

By: - September 23, 2021

All four Democratic members of the U.S. House from Colorado — Jason Crow, Diana DeGette, Joe Neguse and Ed Perlmutter — are co-sponsoring the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021, which would protect a woman’s right to get an abortion, and would prohibit states from creating bans or medically unnecessary restrictions on abortions. Newsline reached out […]

UCHealth vaccine trial

1 in 99 people in Colorado estimated to be infectious with COVID-19

By: - September 20, 2021

Colorado is currently in its fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, with 1 in 99 people in the state estimated to be infectious with COVID-19, according to a statewide modeling report released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado School of Public Health. The report estimates 70% of the Colorado […]

Colorado joins coalition in support of a federal challenge to Texas abortion ban

By: - September 17, 2021

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser joined a coalition of 24 attorneys general on Wednesday in filing a brief in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in support of the Department of Justice’s challenge to new abortion restrictions in Texas, Weiser announced in a press release. Texas Senate Bill 8 went into effect […]

Reps. Buck and Crow urge FCC to add a text option to the national suicide prevention hotline

By: - September 16, 2021

Two Colorado representatives are urging the Federal Communications Commission to add a texting option to the national suicide prevention hotline, saying it will “save lives.” This comes a year after Congress passed a law designating 988 as the new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a change from the current 1-800-273-8255 number.  Reps. Ken Buck, of Colorado’s […]

Stolen, missing military weapons addressed by legislation from Rep. Crow

By: - September 13, 2021

Prompted by an investigation that found almost 2,000 military weapons have gone missing, a Colorado representative has introduced legislation aimed to address the problem.  Democratic Rep. Jason Crow, of Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, and Florida Republican Rep. Scott Franklin, introduced a bipartisan bill on Sept. 1 to address missing, lost, and stolen military weapons. The […]

Glenwood Springs

Communities across Colorado awarded Main Street program grants

By: - September 9, 2021

Seventy-one communities across Colorado are benefiting from the state’s Main Street program, according to a Sept. 8 press release. The program was developed to guide local efforts to improve downtowns. In addition, the Colorado Department of Transportation developed the Revitalizing Main Streets grant program in 2020 as a way to support infrastructure projects that “provide […]

Events in Colorado honor the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks

By: - September 8, 2021

As the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approaches, communities across Colorado, home to several military bases, are memorializing the day in different ways.  Pagosa Springs emergency response and officials from Archuleta County are hosting a memorial 5K run at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 at the Pagosa Fire Protection District Station 1 […]

Majority Leader Daneya Esgar

Almost 170 laws passed during this year’s legislative session go into effect

By: - September 7, 2021

Of the 502 laws passed during the 2021 Colorado legislative session, 169 go into effect today. These acts include legislation to combat climate change, reduce gun violence, and promote financial literacy in high schools. The legislation will also create a Special Olympics license plate.  “Today, Colorado’s anti-discrimination laws are more inclusive and insurers can no […]

Boulder County issues indoor mask mandate, the first since statewide order was lifted

By: - September 7, 2021

Boulder County has reinstated a mask mandate for all individuals in public indoor spaces, regardless of a person’s COVID-19 vaccination status. The mandate went into effect on Friday, and applies to everyone over the age of 2. The mandate follows a July 27 recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that people wear […]

Some schools have tightened COVID-19 policies. Colorado Mesa University has loosened them. 

By: - September 3, 2021

Colorado Mesa University has done things differently since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this academic year is no different. Unlike many other institutions of higher education in Colorado — including the University of Colorado system, University of Northern Colorado, and Colorado State University Fort Collins — CMU is not requiring the COVID-19 vaccine […]

Republicans in Colorado can win statewide elections with turnout drive, Ganahl tells GOP gathering

By: - August 29, 2021

A ranch in Woodland Park on Saturday was the site of a gathering of Republicans, who shared barbecue and beverages, participated in an AR-15 raffle, and listened to stump speeches from candidates for elective office. The marquee name on the lineup of the Teller Republicans’ “Big Tent Event” was not-quite-candidate Heidi Ganahl.  Ganahl, who is […]