Government

Jared Polis

In national interview, Polis calls on Colorado school districts to resume in-person instruction

BY: - November 19, 2020

In an interview with Washington Post Live, Gov. Jared Polis said Colorado school districts and teachers should work together to resume in-person instruction. “The school districts that have been successful in returning to in-person instruction, many since the beginning of the year, have strong partnerships with their unions and their boards,” Polis said. “I would […]

Colorado makes the finalist list for Space Command HQ

BY: - November 19, 2020

The Air Force on Thursday named sites in Colorado, Florida and four other states finalists to permanently house the U.S. Space Command headquarters — a prize that would mean billions in federal defense spending for the state with the winning bid. Congress created both the Space Command, which oversees U.S. military operations in space, and […]

Elijah McClain memorial

Report on Aurora investigation into Elijah McClain’s death set for January release

BY: - November 19, 2020

Aurora city manager Jim Twombly gave an update on two pending city investigations into the Elijah McClain case and the Aurora Police Department during a city council committee meeting on Thursday. There are currently five separate investigations into the Aurora Police Department and the death of 23-year-old McClain, who died days after a violent encounter […]

Rep. Neguse elected to leadership post by congressional Democrats

BY: - November 19, 2020

Rep. Joe Neguse, who represents Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, was unanimously elected by his fellow Democrats on Thursday to serve as a co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, the messaging arm of the House Democratic Caucus. “I’m incredibly honored to be elected by my colleagues to serve […]

‘One step forward and two steps back’: Navigating housing instability during the pandemic

BY: - November 19, 2020

Prior to the pandemic, Erika Joye had never missed a rent payment.  She moved to Lyons in July with her two kids after going through a lengthy — and expensive — divorce. Soon after moving, her 9-year-old son got bit by a rattlesnake and spent three days in an intensive care unit. She had gotten […]

7 members of Congress test positive for COVID-19 in one week, as U.S. cases surge

BY: - November 18, 2020

WASHINGTON — Seven members of the U.S. House and Senate announced during the past week that they have tested positive for COVID-19, marking a burst of infections on Capitol Hill as cases have surged across the country. At least 29 members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began earlier this year, […]

Colorado Reps. Perlmutter, Lamborn test positive for COVID-19

BY: - November 18, 2020

Two members of Colorado’s congressional delegation in two days announced they had tested positive for COVID-19. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Democrat from Arvada who represents the 7th District, announced the news in a press release Tuesday. “As of now, I am asymptomatic and I’m feeling good,” Perlmutter said. “I am currently in Washington D.C. and […]

Jared Polis

Gov. Polis calls for legislative special session on COVID-19 relief

BY: - November 17, 2020

Amid the worst era of the COVID-19 pandemic thus far for Colorado, state lawmakers will return to the Capitol for a special session on coronavirus relief, Gov. Jared Polis confirmed Nov. 17. Legislators “will be putting themselves at some risk to alleviate the needs of others” by meeting in person during this time, the governor […]

Gov. Polis set to call special legislative session to address COVID-19 relief

BY: - November 16, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis and top officials in the Colorado General Assembly on Monday night issued a joint statement that appeared to confirm reports that Polis plans to convene a special session of the Legislature to address the coronavirus pandemic in the coming weeks. “Legislative leaders and the Governor’s office have been having productive conversations on […]

COMMENTARY

Colorado deletes public records when they matter most

BY: - November 13, 2020

A government of the people is transparent, with its records open to the people. But sitting in the middle of Colorado government is an enormous shredder, and officials keep it running every day at all hours. State government during the pandemic performs functions that, for the people on whose behalf it operates, are literally a […]

Another Colorado inmate dead after experiencing coronavirus symptoms

BY: - November 13, 2020

A fifth inmate at a Colorado prison died on Tuesday after experiencing coronavirus symptoms.  The 71-year-old man, who the DOC declined to name due to medical privacy laws, was incarcerated at the Sterling Correctional Facility and died at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. The death was reported Wednesday night, when the Colorado Department […]

Newly elected members of the U.S. House converge on Washington

BY: - November 12, 2020

WASHINGTON — They’ve won their campaigns. Now, newly elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives are spending their first days in the nation’s capital, learning how to perform their new jobs. The group includes one member from Colorado — Lauren Boebert, from the 3rd District. The orientation session for those incoming House freshmen began […]