Gov. Jared Polis pushes monoclonal antibodies for COVID-19 patients as hospital numbers surge

BY: - November 12, 2021

As the current surge of COVID-19 hospitalizations accelerates, Colorado health officials are promoting monoclonal antibody treatment as a way to lower those numbers. State epidemiologist Dr. Rachel ​​Herlihy said during a media briefing Friday that current models show that if the state can increase the use of monoclonal therapy, it could prevent 2,600 hospitalizations and […]

Colorado Capitol

Who’s running for Colorado House in 2022? Here’s what we know so far.

BY: - November 12, 2021

In the 2020 election, Republicans managed to hold the fort in the Colorado House of Representatives — that is, the party didn’t lose any ground to Democrats, but maintained its hold on 24 House seats, while Democrats kept 41. Following the once-a-decade redistricting process, Republicans will be looking to flip some of those House districts […]

Colorado Senate

Who’s running for Colorado Senate in 2022? Here’s what we know so far.

BY: - November 12, 2021

It’s mid-November, and oddly enough, the first flakes have yet to fall above Colorado’s golden dome. But with legislative redistricting maps approved, and the 2022 election less than a year away, it’s fair to expect a flurry of candidate announcements involving state House and Senate seats. Democrats currently hold a five-seat majority in the Colorado […]

COVID-19 advisory group looks to revise crisis standards of care for hospitals

BY: - November 11, 2021

Members of the group that advises Gov. Jared Polis on the COVID-19 pandemic met Thursday to review its recommended hospital crisis standards of care, which would inform hospitals about how to make triage decisions if the current hospitalization surge continues. “There’s multiple steps you could take to alter your standard of care,” Dr. Anuj Mehta, […]

U.S. House Democrats to introduce censure of Gosar over violent video

BY: - November 11, 2021

Nearly 30 Democratic U.S. House members plan to introduce a resolution censuring their Arizona Republican colleague Rep. Paul Gosar for social media posts that depicted him killing New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. On Sunday, Gosar tweeted from both his official and personal accounts and posted on Instagram a video showing an anime sequence with […]

Biden announces that ‘Infrastructure Week has finally arrived’ during Port of Baltimore visit

BY: - November 11, 2021

A version of this story originally appeared in Maryland Matters.  As the sun began to set over the Port of Baltimore late Wednesday afternoon, President Joe Biden announced that, after many years of political impasse, “infrastructure week has finally arrived.” “Last week, we took a monumental step forward as a nation and we did something […]

Weakened bonding rules for oil and gas companies knocked by environmental groups

BY: - November 11, 2021

Environmental and community groups are urging Colorado oil and gas regulators to go back to the drawing board on a new set of financial-assurance rules that they say are too favorable to industry. The five-member Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission heard testimony on pending regulations relating to financial assurance, also known as bonding, in […]

Rep. Buck introduces bipartisan bill aimed at increasing Big Tech transparency

BY: - November 10, 2021

A bipartisan group of lawmakers that includes Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado introduced legislation this week that would require internet platforms to let users opt out of having algorithms determine the content they see.  The U.S. House bill, called the Filter Bubble Transparency Act, is a companion to similar legislation introduced in the Senate in […]

Colorado announces $1.1 million effort to help people leaving prison find jobs

BY: - November 10, 2021

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced a $1.1 million initiative on Tuesday aimed at growing the number of employers who will hire formerly incarcerated people looking for work, an effort to increase public safety and reduce recidivism.  The grants to the Colorado Department of Corrections and community advocacy groups are meant to build a network […]

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas former CU visiting scholar John Eastman

BY: - November 10, 2021

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection this week issued a subpoena to John Eastman, a former visiting scholar at the University of Colorado Boulder. A letter that the committee sent to Eastman as part of the subpoena says its “investigation and public reports have revealed credible evidence that you know about, and […]

White House touts clean energy, transit, rail projects in sprawling infrastructure bill

BY: and - November 10, 2021

WASHINGTON — Federal officials on Tuesday offered details about how money from the recently passed bipartisan infrastructure bill would be spent, emphasizing the pending law’s potential to add clean energy capacity. Department of Transportation officials highlighted the $1.2 trillion bill’s record funding for public transit like buses and subways, as well as for Amtrak. They […]

Colorado to receive billions from infrastructure bill for climate-resiliency projects

BY: - November 10, 2021

Colorado will receive billions of dollars in the recently passed federal infrastructure investment bill, including money for both traditional infrastructure projects and ones aimed at increasing resiliency in the face of more frequent and more intense extreme weather due to climate change. The bill includes approximately $50 billion for infrastructure resilience to climate events, preparing […]