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Julia Fennell

Julia Fennell

Julia Fennell is a reporter for Colorado Newsline.

Dolly Parton’s free book program for kids expands in Colorado

By: - December 2, 2021

A statewide expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library means many young Coloradans will soon have access to free books. Each month, the Imagination Library mails free books to registered children from birth to age 5.  The goal of the statewide expansion is to make books available for children ages 5 and under in every ZIP […]

New state agency puts Colorado’s belief in apprenticeships to work

By: - November 26, 2021

Colorado is in the process of creating a State Apprenticeship Agency, a move that some say will expand opportunities for residents to gain valuable skills. The agency will give the state, rather than the federal government, the authority to register apprenticeship programs in Colorado as well as establish standards for these programs. Gov. Jared Polis […]

Senate committee’s advancement of Amache bill earns nod from Rep. Buck

By: - November 24, 2021

Republican Rep. Ken Buck, of Colorado’s 4th Congressional District, said he “applauds” the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee for passing the Amache National Historic Site bill.  “The Amache National Historic Site Act recognizes the awful injustices committed against Japanese Americans who were placed in internment camps, while preserving the site for the citizens of […]

Colorado joins multistate investigation into Facebook’s alleged ‘willful practices’ that harm children

By: - November 23, 2021

Colorado has joined a multistate investigation into alleged “willful practices” by Facebook that harms children, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced on last week.  This comes after the Wall Street Journal published its “The Facebook Files,” an investigative series that suggests the company downplays what they know about Facebook’s alleged problems.  Facebook knows that Instagram […]

When these women needed abortion care, they turned to Colorado

By: - November 5, 2021

With states like Texas imposing abortion restrictions, and concern that more will follow, a greater number of out-of-state women are coming to Colorado to seek abortions.  Historically, women have come from all over the country to Colorado, which is sometimes called a “safe haven“ for abortion, to get abortion care. Maleeha Aziz is one of […]

Rep. Boebert elected to House Freedom Caucus board

By: - November 4, 2021

Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District was one of three House Republicans elected this week to serve on the board of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.  Republican Reps. Dan Bishop, of North Carolina’s 9th District, and Bob Good, of Virginia’s 5th District, were also elected to the board.  Current Freedom Caucus members […]

Everything you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11 in Colorado

By: - November 4, 2021

On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky endorsed a CDC advisory panel’s recommendation that children ages 5 to 11 receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.  The decision comes a week after the Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory panel voted to recommend authorizing Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to […]

Lamborn, Cruz ask Supreme Court to review decision in Colorado religious liberty case

By: - November 1, 2021

Rep. Doug Lamborn and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas asked the Supreme Court to review a circuit court decision that “prohibits a Colorado business owner from exercising her free speech and religious liberty rights,” Lamborn announced in a statement on Friday.  Business owner Lorie Smith runs a website design company called 303 Creative. She is […]

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Anti-vaccine mandate bill finds support from Rep. Lamborn

By: - October 28, 2021

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado Springs issued a statement on Tuesday calling President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate a “blatant federal overreach,” when announcing that he co-sponsored a bill to block Biden’s vaccine requirements. Lamborn, a Republican, joined U.S. Rep. Diana Harshbarger, of Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District, in co-sponsoring a bill that would prohibit Biden […]

Gov. Polis calls in National Guard to support Colorado election cybersecurity

By: - October 18, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order on Friday to help with cybersecurity defense efforts in Colorado’s election on Nov. 2.  The order activates up to nine members of the Colorado National Guard Defensive Cyber Operations Element to help prevent data breaches. The order comes after Colorado’s secretary of state requested the Colorado National Guard […]

2021 election guide: Important information and dates

By: - October 15, 2021

Once again, it is time for Coloradans to make their voices heard by voting in the Nov. 2 coordinated election.  Coloradans are asked to vote on local initiatives and candidates, as well as three statewide measures. Coloradans can register to vote and vote up until the end of the day on Election Day. County clerks […]

Rep. Lamborn accuses Vice President Harris of ‘anti-Semitic worldview’

By: - October 11, 2021

The controversy began when Vice President Kamala Harris recently took questions while at George Mason University to discuss voting rights. A student spoke about U.S. funding of Israel and referred to Israel as an “ethnic genocide and a displacement of people,” according to CNN. The student said they felt the need to bring it up […]