States Newsroom staff

States Newsroom staff

States Newsroom is a nationwide network of nonprofit news outlets, including Colorado Newsline.

Legislatures across country back off pandemic protocols

By: and - January 19, 2022

As Dr. Jennifer Bacani McKenney walked the halls of the Kansas Statehouse on opening day of the legislative session this month, she was taken aback by what she saw. In the hallways, where “people are chatting and hugging and all that stuff, there were probably less than half of the people wearing masks … You […]

More than 30 states join lawsuit accusing Google of anti-competitive practices

By: - July 8, 2021

Colorado is among 36 states suing Google over allegations the tech firm is operating a monopoly with its app store and Google Billing. States such as Minnesota, Missouri, Minnesota and South Dakota also are involved with the lawsuit, Utah v. Google. The states claim Google paid off competitors and used contracts to create a monopoly for its app […]

Missouri’s Robin Carnahan confirmed by U.S. Senate as agency chief

By: - June 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — Former Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan was confirmed on a voice vote by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday as the administrator of the General Services Administration. Carnahan, 59, will take over the leadership of a $20 billion, 12,000-employee agency tasked with managing work space for more than 1 million federal civilian workers, […]

Settled into new homes, refugees in US say they are working for a better life for all

By: - June 21, 2021

Violence, persecution and wars amid a global pandemic added to the growing number of displaced persons around the world last year. The United Nations reports that 11.2 million people were displaced from their homelands in 2020, bringing the total number of displaced persons in the world to 82.4 million.  Of those forced to flee their […]