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Q&A: Rep. Naquetta Ricks, first African immigrant elected to Colorado Legislature

This week, States Newsroom outlets including Colorado Newsline featured refugees from around the country in honor of World Refugee Day. Colorado state Rep. Naquetta...

Endangered species to get a reprieve under Biden administration plans

WASHINGTON — The lesser prairie-chicken, a rare dancing grouse once abundant on the Great Plains, could benefit again soon from the protection of the...

Post-Trump, refugee resettlement agencies ramp up services

As a member of the Denver Immigrant and Refugee Commission, Yusuf Hassan hears lots of stories from area refugees yearning for their family members...

Settled into new homes, refugees in US say they are working...

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...

Let’s bring Colorado’s transportation system up to speed

By Andy Kerr, Keith Baker and Lance Waring The Colorado Legislature just wrapped up a whirlwind session, navigating pandemic delays, prioritizing federal stimulus dollars, and...

Biden public lands nominee opposed by GOP over link to 1989...

Republicans in the U.S. Senate are ramping up opposition to President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Bureau of Land Management after a conservative...

Colorado’s senators are failing to meet the moment

Republicans in Washington have abandoned basic principles of governing. They have dropped any pretense of caring about the best interests of Americans. Many of...

Biden signs law making Juneteenth a new federal holiday

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law legislation declaring a legal public holiday annually on June 19, the date of the...

Colorado third in the nation to pass sweeping data privacy legislation

With COVID-19 accelerating global digital activity — and amid recent high-profile hacks of major companies — more Coloradans may be thinking about where their...

Sneak peek: Recommended solutions to Colorado’s affordable housing crisis

A coalition of housing experts across Colorado has been meeting remotely for the last eight months to brainstorm long-term strategies for alleviating the state’s...

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