Julia Fennell

Julia Fennell

Julia Fennell is a former reporter for Colorado Newsline.

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 […]

Columbine copycat threat behind Rep. Crow’s push for proper background checks

By: - October 8, 2021

Rep. Jason Crow is leading Colorado Democratic representatives in pressing the Department of Justice to ensure states comply with background checks for people attempting to purchase firearms out of state. Crow, a Democrat who represents Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, wrote a letter to Inspector General Michael Horowitz of the Department of Justice requesting more information […]

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Some Colorado school districts adjust to the absence of police in the halls

By: - October 7, 2021

Police in Boulder and Denver are being removed from schools, but not in Jefferson County, which includes Columbine High School. The conversation surrounding police officers, also known as school resource officers, in Colorado schools is heated, and doesn’t seem likely to be resolved soon. Some critics point to how Black students are more likely to […]

Gov. Polis meets with small business owners in Pueblo, Salida and Cañon City

By: - September 27, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis met with small businesses in Pueblo, Salida and Cañon City on Friday as part of Colorado’s “Powering the Comeback Tour.”  “It was exciting to visit small businesses and hear from community leaders in Salida, Pueblo and Cañon City about building back better,” Polis said in a press release. “We know our economy […]

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 […]

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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 […]