Julia Fennell

Julia Fennell

Julia Fennell is a former reporter for Colorado Newsline.

Former Sen. Ken Salazar of Colorado confirmed as ambassador to Mexico

By: - August 11, 2021

Former U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar of Colorado was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new ambassador to Mexico.  “Colorado is proud that one of our great statesmen will be representing the United States in Mexico,” Gov. Polis said in a press release Wednesday morning. “Ken Salazar was confirmed this morning by the United […]

Colorado’s hemp management plan wins federal approval, Gov. Polis announces

By: - August 10, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Colorado’s state hemp management plan, Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado Department of Agriculture Commissioner Kate Greenberg announced Tuesday. Colorado’s hemp management plan will allow hemp farmers to grow hemp in Colorado in compliance with federal laws. Colorado’s Department of Agriculture submitted comments for the plan over 18 months […]

The Coloradans charged in connection with Jan 6. Capitol attack

By: and - August 7, 2021

Multiple Colorado residents, including a two-time Olympic champion and a geophysicist, have been arrested and charged with crimes in connection to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. NPR reports that over 640 people have been charged in connection to the attack, which the FBI views as domestic terrorism. The attack […]

Sen. Bennet’s forest restoration proposal included in infrastructure deal

By: - August 5, 2021

A proposal backed by Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet to boost federal funding for forest and grassland restoration projects was approved by the Senate on Wednesday as an amendment to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. “I’m thrilled our bipartisan amendment to formally authorize the Joint Chiefs program will be included in this infrastructure bill. This […]

Report highlights ‘tree equity’ gaps in Colorado neighborhoods

By: - August 4, 2021

How much of the open space, sidewalks and other land in your neighborhood is shaded by trees? It depends on where you live — and, environmental advocates say, on decades of inequities that break down along class and racial lines. Only about 3% of Sun Valley, a west Denver neighborhood where 94% of residents live […]

Rep. Neguse encourages vaccinations in African American community in new video

By: - July 27, 2021

Rep. Joe Neguse, a Democrat from Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, released a public service announcement video this week to encourage members of the African American community to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  The video included messages from Neguse and several Black community leaders in Colorado.  “The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and extremely effective,” Maya Wheeler, the […]

Colorado officials release new COVID-19 guidelines for schools

By: - July 21, 2021

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released new coronavirus guidelines for pre-K through 12th grade schools. The guidelines will be effective Aug. 1 and are based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. “We want to make sure that schools remain a safe place, and this plan outlines ways to reduce […]

Rep. Buck is co-founder of new anti-Big Tech caucus

By: - July 19, 2021

Rep. Ken Buck, a Republican from Colorado’s 4th Congressional District, and Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) announced on Thursday the creation of the Freedom from Big Tech Caucus.  According to a press release from Buck, Big Tech companies “rig the free market, crush competitors, stifle innovation, cozy up to China, and censor Americans. Big Tech companies […]