U.S. House votes to override Trump’s veto of annual defense authorization bill

BY: - December 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives voted Monday evening to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a $740 billion defense spending bill, setting up the first veto override of Trump’s tenure.  Following Monday’s 322-87 vote, the bill heads back to the Senate, which is slated to return to session Tuesday. Overriding a presidential veto […]

U.S. House approves $2,000 stimulus checks backed by Trump

BY: - December 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure Monday evening to send $2,000 stimulus checks to many Americans, embracing a call from President Donald Trump to more than triple the direct payments in the massive coronavirus relief package signed into law Sunday night. A bill to boost the relief payments cleared the House […]

Tennessee and Nashville cybersecurity called into question following bombing

BY: - December 28, 2020

This story first appeared in Newsline sister outlet the Tennessee Lookout. The blast that rocked downtown Nashville on Christmas morning had cybersecurity ramifications across the country, leaving millions of people digitally stranded without phone or internet connections, knocking 911 communications completely offline for entire cities, damaging hospital computer systems, silencing some government communications and blocking […]

7 Colorado education stories to watch in 2021

BY: - December 28, 2020

“7 Colorado education stories to watch in 2021” was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: The pandemic threw education into turmoil this year, with families, teachers, and students stretched and challenged as never before. Across the state, tens of thousands of students haven’t […]

Q&A with Steve Fenberg, Colorado Senate majority leader

BY: - December 28, 2020

Colorado Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, a Democrat from Boulder who owns a bar in the historic town of Silver Plume, recently won reelection to a second term in the General Assembly. He first won the Senate race in the 18th District in 2016. Fenberg serves on the Legislative Council. Colorado Newsline spoke with the […]

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5 of the biggest Colorado political stories of 2020

BY: - December 25, 2020

Though Colorado wouldn’t confirm its first case of COVID-19 until March 5, 2020, public health officials later concluded that it had been circulating in the state as early as January — fittingly enough, for a year that would come to be defined, above all else, by the spread of the novel coronavirus. But a deadly […]

Buttigieg to inherit a crumbling network of roads, subways and rails at Transportation

BY: - December 24, 2020

Pete Buttigieg as the incoming pick for U.S. transportation secretary would take office at a time when both state and local officials are deeply frustrated that not enough is being done to maintain and improve the country’s transportation networks. But nobody seems to be able to solve the problem. For example, two presidents have vowed […]

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U.S. Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert says she will object to Electoral College results

BY: - December 24, 2020

Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert announced that she intends to object to the results of the Electoral College after she is sworn in as a member of Congress. “Guided by the US Constitution and my responsibility to my constituents, I will object to the Electoral College results on January 6th,” Boebert wrote on Twitter Thursday. Guided by […]

Gov. Polis commutes four sentences, including that of 84-year-old Sterling inmate

BY: - December 23, 2020

Kelly Brasier has had a room for her uncle ready in her Pennsylvania home for over six years. Before her father died, she promised him that if her uncle got out of prison, he would have a safe place to come home to. “I’m keeping that final wish to my dad,” said Brasier, whose uncle, […]

Biden picks former public school teacher as secretary of Education

BY: - December 23, 2020

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday formally introduced his nominee for secretary of Education — Miguel Cardona, a veteran of public schools and the third Latino selected for the Cabinet. “We knew we needed an education secretary who truly understands what it’s been like for educators, administrators, families, caregivers and students this past year,” […]

Veterans at Fitzsimons long-term care facility vaccinated

BY: - December 23, 2020

Most of the residents of the Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons received the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 on Tuesday, becoming some of the first seniors in the state to be vaccinated. The long-term care facility, with 107 residents, is home to veterans who served in World War II, Vietnam and Korea. The facility received […]

COVID-19 hospitalizations are down in Colorado but still far above summer levels

BY: - December 23, 2020

Though Colorado’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have declined significantly in the last few weeks, the state is still months away from getting its case numbers back down to where they were during the summer months. “The number of cases we’re seeing right now based on that seven day average is equivalent to what we were seeing in […]