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Renewed federal aid urged by Colorado Democrats, labor groups

BY: - September 9, 2020

Joined by Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, Colorado Democrats and union leaders on Wednesday warned of an urgent need for more federal relief as workers and local governments across the state continue to suffer economic hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “Local governments and state governments desperately need the help, and the suffering is […]

Equity solutions in education receive support from new RISE Education fund

BY: - September 9, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis today announced a new fund meant to support innovations and close equity gaps in schools. The $32.7 million fund — called Response, Innovation, and Student Equity Education, or RISE Education — is available to high-needs school districts, charter schools and public institutions of higher learning, according to a press release from the […]

Senate GOP emergency relief plan leaves out direct aid to states

BY: - September 8, 2020

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans unveiled their latest coronavirus relief proposal Tuesday but were met with swift objections from Democrats. The GOP plan failed to include direct aid to cities and states, a priority for Democrats, or rental relief or nutrition assistance, and it appeared it wouldn’t go far enough to resolve a monthslong stalemate over […]

Denver Broncos to bring back in-person fans in trial of COVID-19 precautions

BY: - September 8, 2020

The Denver Broncos plan to allow a limited number of people to attend football games in person, starting with 5,700 people at a Sept. 27 home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Gov. Jared Polis and Broncos executive Brittany Bowlen announced at a Sept. 8 news conference. That number equates to a small fraction — […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 8

BY: and - September 8, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 8 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted at the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Scroll down for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. Brittany Bowlen, of the Denver Broncos, and Sarah Tuneberg, […]

State regulators near decision on oil and gas setback distances

BY: - September 8, 2020

Within weeks of suffering defeat at the ballot box in 2018, anti-fracking group Colorado Rising announced its plans to fight on, hiring former Democratic State Rep. Joe Salazar to lead its continued efforts to hold what it called “bad government actors and abusive oil and gas companies” accountable. Now, nearly two years after voters soundly […]

Cities and states look to crack down on ‘less-lethal’ weapons used by police

BY: - September 4, 2020

By Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News, and Kevin McCoy and Donovan Slack, USA TODAY Following nationwide protests against police brutality in which law enforcement officers wounded or blinded protesters, state and local lawmakers and an international police association are taking steps to restrict the use of “less-lethal” weapons that caused the injuries. At least seven […]

Oil companies rely on controversial firm to rebut Colorado health study

BY: - September 4, 2020

One day after Colorado health officials briefed a state rulemaking panel on the potential health risks posed by oil and gas drilling, industry groups brought in an expert of their own to downplay the state’s findings — and her comments were blunt. “My expert conclusion is that there’s no credible, causal evidence that current setback […]

Gov. Polis makes plea to college students: Don’t party over Labor Day weekend

BY: - September 3, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis praised the state’s successful slowdown of COVID-19 transmission in the state since mid-July, but he issued a strong rebuke to college students who he said “held illegal, large parties over the weekend.” He called the parties “disappointing, inexcusable actions of a small minority of students,” including some from fraternities at the University […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 3

BY: and - September 3, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 3 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response and economic resiliency. The news briefing will be conducted at the Governor’s Mansion in Denver. Scroll down for a livestream of the briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. University of Colorado President Mark Kennedy, […]

COGCC officials to be briefed on oil and gas health study ahead of setbacks decision

BY: - September 3, 2020

Colorado oil and gas commissioners will be briefed by state officials on the potential health risks of drilling ahead of a critical rulemaking decision, after all. Kristy Richardson, Colorado’s state toxicologist, is scheduled to deliver a presentation on a landmark public-health study to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Thursday afternoon, as commissioners prepare […]

Why D.C. lawmakers are voting remotely during the pandemic

BY: - September 3, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans have a new line of attack against some Democrats — they charge they are failing to show up for work. The criticism refers to 2020’s practice of proxy voting in the House, which enables lawmakers of either party to cast votes even when they are not at the Capitol. The […]