Government

‘I’m so tired of the sweeps’: Denver clears out homeless encampment

BY: - October 6, 2020

Denver residents Sophie Elias and her husband have lived in a tent at the corner of 14th Avenue and Logan Street for the past month and a half. They got married last month and moved to the area after the homeless encampment in front of Morey Middle School was dispersed in early August.  On Tuesday […]

Griswold warns of election disinformation threat in congressional testimony

BY: - October 6, 2020

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold on Tuesday urged members of Congress to take action to protect against the threat of disinformation aimed at undermining the integrity of the 2020 election. “When voters doubt the process, they are less likely to participate, which weakens the very nature of our democracy,” Griswold said in virtual testimony […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 6

BY: - October 6, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 6 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted remotely. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. During the briefing, he’ll be joined by state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy. Through […]

Federal eviction moratorium complicates student homelessness prevention program

BY: - October 5, 2020

A newly expanded homelessness prevention program out of Colorado’s Department of Local Affairs aims to give a handful of school districts the ability to provide direct financial assistance to families experiencing housing instability. But despite the funds becoming available Oct. 1, state housing officials and their nonprofit partners are still scrambling to figure out how […]

Few precedents for presidential candidates unable to stay on the ticket

BY: - October 2, 2020

President Donald Trump’s diagnosis with COVID-19 just a month before Election Day raises the question of what happens in the unlikely case a nominee is unable to continue as a candidate for the presidency. The answer is murky at best, and complicated, with little precedent to follow.  Trump arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical […]

White House outbreak shows testing alone can’t halt virus, Polis says

BY: - October 2, 2020

At an Oct. 2 briefing on COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis wished President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania — who have tested positive for COVID-19 — a speedy recovery. Polis also remarked that the outbreak showed the White House didn’t have “strong enough precautions” around mask-wearing and social distancing. Others with connections to the president who’ve tested […]

A special task force was asked to create eviction prevention policies. Will it only maintain the status quo?

BY: - October 2, 2020

Leanne Wheeler wasn’t surprised when she saw who Gov. Jared Polis appointed to be on his 10-person Special Eviction Prevention Task Force. “When I saw the list of characters, and looked at the bios of who was to be involved, I thought to myself, ‘This will just be a sanctioning of doing as little as […]

Could COVID-19 delay the Supreme Court confirmation hearings?

BY: - October 2, 2020

One of the few obstacles that could prevent Amy Coney Barrett from being confirmed as a Supreme Court justice this year is the coronavirus. That potential threat was on display Friday, when news of President Donald Trump’s positive COVID-19 test was followed by a similar announcement from U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, a Utah Republican who […]

COMMENTARY

Trump has COVID-19: What it means for Biden and the Supreme Court

BY: - October 2, 2020

After months of mostly refusing to wear masks, President Trump and his wife are now reported to have tested positive for COVID-19.  Initial reactions have varied widely, from concern for the Trumps, to concerns for former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife to even skepticism of the positive test entirely. But with a little […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 2

BY: - October 2, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 2 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. Polis is traveling to Greeley, Windsor, […]

Trump to stay ‘the next few days’ at military hospital for COVID-19 treatment

BY: , and - October 2, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Maryland late Friday afternoon, where White House officials said he is expected to stay for “the next few days” for treatment of COVID-19. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany described Trump, who disclosed his diagnosis earlier Friday, as having […]

U.S. House passes new pandemic relief bill, but talks lag on a bipartisan deal

BY: - October 1, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday night narrowly passed a slimmed-down $2.2 trillion Democratic coronavirus relief bill that retains hundreds of billions in aid for states and local governments, boosts unemployment benefits and extends another round of $1,200 checks for each taxpayer. But the package, passed on a 214-207 vote, with 18 Democrats splitting […]