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Here’s how much Colorado and its counties and cities will get in federal COVID-19 relief

By: - May 10, 2021

The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday announced the amount of money the federal government will allocate to individual states, counties and cities as part of the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package that Congress passed in March. The package included $350 billion for eligible state, local, territorial and Tribal governments. The money […]

Proof of vaccine? No mask needed in some indoor settings, state says.

By: - May 3, 2021

Colorado’s mask mandate on Sunday was extended but further relaxed. Gov. Jared Polis by executive order extended the state’s current mask mandate for 30 days but stipulated that, in counties that have yet to achieve the lowest level of COVID-19 incidence rates, no mask is necessary in public indoor spaces “if 80% of the individuals […]

Colorado Newsline wins 7 awards in Society of Professional Journalists contest

By: - April 29, 2021

Colorado Newsline earned seven awards for news reporting and commentary in the 2021 Top of the Rockies contest, sponsored by the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Newsline, with a full-time staff of three reporters, competed in the small newsroom category with journalists in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The nonprofit, nonpartisan […]

Buck during town hall expresses unyielding support for Second Amendment

By: - April 28, 2021

Strong support for the Second Amendment, opposition to higher taxes on corporations, and rejection of so-called vaccine passports were among the main themes of a tele-town hall with Rep. Ken Buck on the evening of April 27. Buck represents Colorado’s 4th Congressional District, which covers roughly the eastern third of the state and includes his […]

Cases, hospitalizations rise as Gov. Polis pleads for Coloradans to get COVID-19 vaccine

By: - April 27, 2021

Infections are going up. Hospitalizations are going up. And Coloradans should get vaccinated as soon as possible, because the vaccines work. That was the message Gov. Jared Polis conveyed during a Tuesday news briefing, during which he shared what he termed “pretty bleak numbers for our state.” The virus has killed 6,414 people in Colorado. […]

Walk-in vaccinations to begin at some community sites in Colorado, Gov. Polis says

By: - April 20, 2021

Coloradans no longer need an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Starting Wednesday, three community vaccination sites will accept walk-in or drive-in patients with no need to make an appointment, Gov. Jared Polis announced during a news briefing Tuesday at the Governor’s Mansion. “In Colorado we’re seeing a 93 to 95% reduction in positive cases […]

Gov. Polis signs two gun reform bills into law

By: - April 20, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis signed into law two gun reform bills Monday. One of the bills — Senate Bill 21-78 — creates reporting requirements for Colorado gun owners whose firearms are lost or stolen. If someone does not tell law enforcement about their firearm being lost or stolen, within five days of learning it’s gone, the […]

‘Traditional system’ of filibuster should be given chance to succeed, Hickenlooper says in town hall

By: - April 15, 2021

Sen. John Hickenlooper participated in his first town hall since being elected in November. The virtual event took place Wednesday evening and was moderated by Hickenlooper’s Colorado state director, Shad Murib. Constituents were invited to submit questions in advance or call in during the event. The town hall generated more than 1,000 questions, according to […]

Sen. John Hickenlooper to participate in first town hall

By: - April 14, 2021

Sen. John Hickenlooper plans to participate in his first town hall since joining the U.S. Senate, his office announced. The virtual event is planned for April 14 at 6 p.m. Participants may join the town hall on Facebook, YouTube or Hickenlooper’s website. They may submit questions for the senator in advance through an online form […]

Rep. Neguse to lobby for affordable housing, Civilian Climate Corps support in White House meeting

By: - April 13, 2021

Rep. Joe Neguse of Lafayette and members of the Congressional Black Caucus are meeting at the White House today with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, according to a Neguse spokesperson. The group will discuss the American Jobs Plan, and Neguse plans to advocate for Colorado priorities “including affordable housing investments and creation […]

Housing attorney Javier Mabrey announces run for state House

By: - April 13, 2021

Javier Mabrey, a housing attorney who assumed a prominent advocacy role as part of his work with the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project, announced the launch of his campaign Tuesday to run for the Colorado House in the 1st District. The district, which straddles U.S. 285 in southwest Denver, is currently represented by Democrat Susan Lontine, […]

Coronavirus variant from Brazil detected for first time in Colorado

By: - April 7, 2021

Colorado public health officials announced Tuesday that the first cases of COVID-19 infections from the P.1 coronavirus variant had been detected in the state. Two P.1 cases were identified in patients who are residents of Boulder County, according to a news release. The P.1 variant is associated with devastating virus spread in Brazil. It had […]