Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the journey your ballot takes to be counted

BY: - October 24, 2020

Mail-in voting is well underway in Colorado and already shattering records. As of Oct. 23, over 1.4 million ballots have been returned in the state, according to the secretary of state’s office. During the 2016 elections, 706,135 ballots had been returned by this time.  In Colorado, all drop boxes opened and started accepting ballots on […]

Jared Polis ranked among top 10 governors by conservative-leaning organization

BY: - October 23, 2020

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis was the only Democrat ranked among the country’s top 10 governors by the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative-leaning organization that advocates for limited government, free-market capitalism and states’ independence. Polis came in No. 9 in ALEC’s ranking, after Gov. Eric Holcomb of Indiana and before Gov. Chris Sununu of New […]

New Colorado health order limits gathering size to 10 people, two households

BY: - October 23, 2020

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on Oct. 23 moved to limit personal gatherings in most counties to no more than 10 people, effective immediately. Under the new order, those 10 people must be from two or fewer households — so two families of five people each is allowed, but not five couples […]

What poll watchers can – and can’t – do at voting sites in Colorado

BY: - October 23, 2020

During the first presidential debate on Sept. 29, President Donald Trump urged his supporters to “go into the polls and watch very carefully” for potential issues. But not anyone can walk into a polling place or election office and watch the process. Poll watchers, also referred to election watchers, are volunteers who are certified and […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives update on state’s response to wildfires, at 1:15 p.m. Oct. 22

BY: - October 22, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 1:15 p.m. Oct. 22 on Colorado’s response to wildfires. Scroll down for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. During the briefing, Polis will be joined by: Stan Hilkey, executive director of the Department of Public Safety  Scott Jalbert, […]

Statewide eviction moratorium ordered by Gov. Polis

BY: - October 21, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday issued an executive order establishing a 30-day statewide eviction moratorium after months of pressure from housing advocates and in response to recommendations put forth by his own Special Eviction Prevention Task Force. The order reaffirms and clarifies a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eviction moratorium. The state had previously […]

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Spending on legislative races spells trouble for Colorado Republicans

BY: - October 21, 2020

As millions of dollars in campaign contributions from large corporations and “dark money” nonprofits pour into Colorado’s legislative elections, spending figures show that Democrats are well-positioned to defend, and potentially expand, their crucial majority in the state Senate in 2021. Disclosure reports filed with the Colorado secretary of state’s office show that deep-pocketed conservative super […]

Dark money, corporate cash fuel battle for Colorado legislature

BY: - October 21, 2020

Control of the Colorado State Senate is once again up for grabs in the 2020 election, and although most analysts favor Democrats to maintain their slight majority in the upper chamber, voters will ultimately determine the balance of power in the statehouse in a handful of key races next month. But whatever the outcome, one […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 20

BY: - October 20, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted from the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. During the briefing, Polis will be joined by […]

Supreme Court to review Trump plan for excluding undocumented immigrants from census

BY: - October 19, 2020

The Supreme Court on Oct. 13 allowed the U.S. Census Bureau to stop counting people across the country two weeks earlier than a lower court’s order had originally required, raising fears that many people — including racial and ethnic minorities, who have historically been undercounted — would not be included in the census data. Now, the […]

Polis issues rental late fee ban through 2020; statewide eviction moratorium still pending

BY: - October 16, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis on Thursday announced an executive order banning forthcoming and accumulated late fees for Colorado renters through the end of the year in light of recommendations put forth by a state eviction prevention task force. The 10-person Special Eviction Prevention Task Force convened four times in September and October to establish short-term and […]

Racism and homelessness highlighted during three-day Denver ‘vigil’

BY: - October 16, 2020

Community members gathered on the grass in front of the Denver City and County Building on Thursday afternoon to draw attention to the city’s affordable housing and homelessness crisis, which disproportionately affects Black people and other minority groups. The three-day event, called a “Race and Homelessness Vigil,” was put on by the local advocacy organization […]