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State meets vaccine goal for age 70-plus as Polis forecasts ‘final months of the pandemic’

By: - March 2, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis, at a pivotal time in the evolution of the pandemic in Colorado, led a cautiously optimistic news briefing Tuesday during which he referred to the state being in “the final months of the pandemic” and announced the state had reached its vaccination goal related to people 70 and older. With the aid […]

Vaccinations in long-term care facilities lead to drop in COVID cases

By: - March 2, 2021

State public health officials have registered a decline in cases of COVID-19 at long-term care facilities since vaccinations began in those locations, officials said during a news briefing on Monday. Scott Bookman, the COVID-19 incident commander at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, said 100% of clinics for first and second vaccine doses […]

LISTEN: Rep. DeGette talks COVID-19, impeachment role during tele-town hall

By: - February 22, 2021

Rep. Diana DeGette participated in a tele-town hall with constituents on Feb. 20. During the Saturday morning event, the Denver Democrat took questions submitted online and asked live by phone. Colorado Newsline · Diana DeGette tele-town hall, Feb. 20, 2021   Most of the questions concerned the coronavirus and vaccines. They included constituent inquiries about […]

Decision to move Space Command out of Colorado to be reviewed by Defense inspector general

By: - February 20, 2021

Just over a month after the U.S. Air Force, in the last days of the Trump administration, said it would move Space Command from its current site in Colorado to a permanent location in Alabama, the Defense Department’s inspector general, under the Biden administration, is stepping in to review the decision. The inspector general’s office […]

WATCH: Gov. Polis delivers the 2021 State of the State address

By: - February 17, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis delivered the 2021 State of the State address at 11 a.m. today during a joint session of the Colorado General Assembly. The speech took place in the House chamber. Polis acknowledged the extraordinary challenges and events Coloradans have experienced in the last year, including those related to the pandemic, systemic racial discrimination, […]

Listen: Rep. Lauren Boebert talks oil and gas, COVID-19 response and the Second Amendment during first tele-town hall

By: - February 5, 2021

Rep. Lauren Boebert on Thursday participated in her first town hall since joining Congress last month. The representative from Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District participated in the telephone-only event from Washington, D.C. It took place at 7:15 p.m., Feb. 4, and lasted about 43 minutes. During the call, Boebert took about 10 questions from constituents who […]

First members of Colorado congressional redistricting commission selected

By: - February 2, 2021

The first members of a new commission charged with updating the boundaries of Colorado's congressional districts were selected Monday.

Denver teachers stage walk-ins as a call for vaccinations following return to in-person learning

By: - January 28, 2021

Some teachers in Denver high schools are apprehensive about their return to in-person learning, and they’re expressing their COVID-related safety concerns through collective action this week. “It still feels very scary,” said Tiffany Choi, president of Denver Classroom Teachers Association, a 4,000-member union that represents educators throughout Denver Public Schools, Colorado’s biggest school district. DPS […]

First chance for members of the public to weigh in on 2021-22 Colorado budget

By: - January 26, 2021

Members of the public are invited to comment before the Colorado Legislature’s most powerful committee about the most important annual bill. The Joint Budget Committee is in the process of developing the state budget plan for the 2021-22 fiscal year, and members of the public on Wednesday will have their first opportunity to weigh in […]

Excerpts from President Joe Biden’s inaugural speech

By: - January 20, 2021

Below are excerpts from President Joe Biden’s inaugural address, following his swearing-in as the nation’s 46th president: We’ll press forward with speed and urgency, for we have much to do in this winter of peril and significant possibilities. Much to repair, much to restore, much to heal, much to build, and much to gain. Few […]

Boebert’s communications director, ‘downright angry’ over Capitol destruction, resigns

By: - January 16, 2021

The communications director for U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, a freshman lawmaker who has come under fire from many Colorado constituents and even her own colleagues in Congress for her objection to electoral votes and combative behavior while in office, resigned Friday after only days on the job. Ben Goldey confirmed his resignation to Newsline after […]

‘Benedict Boebert’ rallies call for Colorado Republican’s expulsion

By: - January 8, 2021

Two days after Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert took to the floor of the U.S. House and tried to block legitimate electoral votes from being counted moments before pro-Trump extremists with the same goal staged a deadly insurrection at the Capitol, Coloradans gathered to call for Boebert to be expelled from Congress. Called “Benedict Boebert: Stop […]