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Coloradans 70 and older next in line for coronavirus vaccinations

By: - January 7, 2021

State public health officials are nearing the end of the initial phase of Colorado’s vaccination distribution program, and the next phase, which includes people 70 and older, is poised to begin. That was the message from state officials including Gov. Jared Polis and Jill Hunsaker Ryan, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health […]

Rep. Lamborn will contest electoral votes in Congress

By: - January 4, 2021

Rep. Doug Lamborn said on Monday that he plans to object to presidential electoral votes when Congress convenes this week to certify results. The Colorado Springs representative was the last of three Republicans in the Colorado House delegation to state how they plan to respond during the counting of electoral votes — freshman Rep. Lauren […]

‘Tremendous victory’: Colorado elector says dismissal of Gohmert suit against Pence a win for rule of law

By: - January 2, 2021

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit that aimed to expand the powers of Vice President Mike Pence and open the possibility of overturning President-elect Joe Biden’s Nov. 3 win. A member of the Electoral College from Colorado, Alan Kennedy, who with other electors in the state and around the country cast his vote […]

Colorado member of Electoral College challenges lawsuit that seeks to expand vice president’s role

By: - December 31, 2020

A Democratic Colorado elector is challenging a federal lawsuit brought by a Texas lawmaker and Arizona Republicans that aims to expand the powers of Vice President Mike Pence when he presides over Congress’ certification of the presidential election on Jan. 6. Alan Kennedy, a Denver resident, was one of nine Democratic members of the Electoral […]

Gov. Polis calls for counties to be moved to less restrictive COVID-19 level

By: - December 31, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday evening that he asked the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to move counties in the state’s “red” level of COVID-19 restrictions to the less restrictive “orange” level. The move would allow restaurants in current red-level counties to resume limited indoor dining, which is prohibited in the red level. […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 10 a.m., Dec. 30

By: - December 30, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live briefing at 10:15 a.m., Dec. 30, on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The briefing will include an update on the state’s response to the pandemic, including Colorado’s first case of the of the coronavirus variant B.1.1.7. It will also include information about adjustments to the state’s vaccine distribution […]

U.S. Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert says she will object to Electoral College results

By: - December 24, 2020

Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert announced that she intends to object to the results of the Electoral College after she is sworn in as a member of Congress. “Guided by the US Constitution and my responsibility to my constituents, I will object to the Electoral College results on January 6th,” Boebert wrote on Twitter Thursday. Guided by […]

Veterans at Fitzsimons long-term care facility vaccinated

By: - December 23, 2020

Most of the residents of the Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons received the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 on Tuesday, becoming some of the first seniors in the state to be vaccinated. The long-term care facility, with 107 residents, is home to veterans who served in World War II, Vietnam and Korea. The facility received […]

Briefing on COVID-19 at 12:05 p.m. Dec. 23

By: - December 23, 2020

There will be a live briefing at 12:05 p.m., Dec. 23, on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The briefing will be provided by Scott Bookman, the COVID-19 incident commander with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; Rachel Herlihy, the state epidemiologist; and Brig. Gen. Scott Sherman, of the Colorado National Guard. The Colorado Department of […]

State employees to benefit in 2021 from new paid family and medical leave program

By: - December 21, 2020

Colorado voters last month approved a wide-ranging paid family and medical leave program for workers. The program had been proposed in various forms among Colorado lawmakers and worker advocates for years, and success of the proposition was seen as a triumph for Colorado wage earners. Benefits from the new program, however, aren’t due to be […]

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Colorado public health officials launch vaccine tracker

By: - December 18, 2020

State public health officials for many months have supplied daily data updates about COVID-19 in the state. The data include infection rates, number of deaths, number of hospitalizations and other statistics that enable residents to track the spread of the coronavirus. Now those officials are providing a similar resource for vaccinations. The Colorado Department of […]

Colorado among states to sue Google over alleged monopoly

By: - December 17, 2020

The tech giant Google illegally maintains a monopoly over search engines and internet search advertising, say 38 attorneys general. The attorneys, led by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Google in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, according to a news release from Weiser’s office. The suit seeks […]