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Bill meant to prevent opioid abuse vetoed

By: - July 3, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday vetoed a bill that contained measures to prevent opioid addiction and abuse of other substances.  House Bill 20-1085 was introduced in early January, during the start of the 2020 General Assembly, and the Legislature passed it during its recent pared-down, COVID-abbrevitated session. But Polis objected to the measure’s projected costs. […]

New state advisory board will bring inclusivity to place names

By: - July 2, 2020

A new state advisory board will help bring “inclusivity and transparency” to the naming of geological points and landmarks, according to a press release from the office of Gov. Jared Polis. The board, called the Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board and created by executive order, will evaluate proposals for new names, name changes, and “name […]

Organizers plan Capitol event and call on Gov. Polis to ‘cancel rent’

By: - June 30, 2020

Organizers with the Denver Democratic Socialists of America and other advocates plan an event at the Colorado Capitol lawn to highlight the risk of eviction for thousands of Colorado renters and to call on Gov. Jared Polis to take action. “We’ll be setting up tents and banners across the Capitol lawn, calling on the governor […]

Bow Mar achieves highest Census response rate

By: - June 30, 2020

Residents in the town of Bow Mar so far have achieved the highest rate of response to the 2020 Census compared to other Colorado municipalities, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. As of Tuesday, Bow Mar registered a response rate of 88.7%. Bow Mar is a statutory town west of Denver with a population of […]

Gov. Polis issues series of COVID-related executive orders

By: - June 30, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis issued a series of executive orders in recent days as part of Colorado’s response to COVID-19. One of the executive orders extends an expansion of telehealth services. Telehealth, in which providers and patients meet remotely, is deemed a safer way for consultations to proceed during the pandemic. The extension will expire July […]