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Julia Fennell

Julia Fennell

Julia Fennell is a reporter for Colorado Newsline.

Local nonprofit for military families shifts its focus to ‘life skills’ training for graduates

By: - December 27, 2021

It began as a summer camp, a way for retired Lt. Col. Steve Harrold to commemorate his friend, Maj. Troy Lee Gilbert, who was killed in Iraq. Today, it’s a 118-acre campground that serves over 100 children throughout the year.  Knights of Heroes is a Colorado-based organization that offers summer camps and retreats for boys […]

How airlines, federal officials have coped with a rise in ‘egregious’ passenger behavior

By: - December 24, 2021

Millions of Americans are traveling for the holidays at the end of a year that has shattered records for the number of unruly and dangerous passenger incidents investigated by federal aviation officials. As of Dec. 14, there have been 1,030 such incidents investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration this year, up from 183 investigations in […]

Gov. Polis appoints Republican Ken Montera to CU Board of Regents

By: - December 20, 2021

Republican management consultant Ken Montera will serve as the new University of Colorado Regent from the 5th Congressional District, Gov. Jared Polis announced Monday. “I will do everything I can to take us into the future with as much pride as Colorado deserves,” Montera said during the announcement, which took place at the University of […]

‘Ghost guns’ would be banned under proposed Denver law

By: - December 17, 2021

Denver City Attorney Kristin Bronson and Mayor Michael Hancock proposed an ordinance last week to ban ghost guns, which are privately-made firearms without serial numbers on them, making the guns untraceable.  If passed, the bill would ban the possession, carry, use, manufacture and sale of non-serialized guns in Denver, according to the executive summary of […]

State officials encourage families to catch up on routine childhood vaccinations

By: - December 16, 2021

Like many other states, routine childhood vaccination rates have declined in Colorado since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment encourages families to catch their children up on routine childhood immunizations.  “With all of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been difficult to keep up with our […]

Hickenlooper, Bennet introduce legislation to increase number of district judges in Colorado

By: - December 15, 2021

Democratic Sens. John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet introduced legislation last week to increase the number of district judges in Colorado.  The Colorado Judgeship Act would add three district judges to Colorado’s district court and would be the first increase in judges in Colorado’s district court since 1984.  “Our courts are integral to a fair and […]

Rep. Perlmutter co-sponsors legislation to protect local journalism

By: - December 10, 2021

Rep. Ed Perlmutter, of Colorado’s 7th Congressional District, recently introduced legislation aimed at protecting and honoring local journalism’s role in supporting democracy.  Perlmutter joined Reps. Mark DeSaulnier of California, Jamie Raskin of Maryland, and David Cicilline of Rhode Island, in co-sponsoring the local news resolution, which asks Congress to work with news outlets to help […]

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Rep. Lamborn introduces legislation to replace ‘fetus’ with ‘unborn child’ in federal law

By: - December 9, 2021

Colorado Springs Rep. Doug Lamborn has introduced legislation to replace the word “fetus” with “unborn child” in all federal law.  The Recognizing the Unborn Act of 2021 would amend the wording of several codes, including sections within Title 18, which is the primary criminal code of the federal government, by replacing the words “fetus” and […]

Mandates, tests, ‘enforcers’ help college students remain on Colorado campuses

By: - December 8, 2021

One Colorado college hired students to act as COVID enforcers. Another school conducts about 10,000 COVID-19 tests a week. As fall semester concludes, Newsline examined how three Colorado colleges and universities managed COVID-19 on campus as a wave of cases arose in the state. Since the start of the semester, COVID-19 cases increased across Colorado. […]

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 […]