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Colorado to receive 16,000 fewer Pfizer vaccine doses than originally expected in second shipment

BY: - December 18, 2020

Colorado will receive 16,000 fewer doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech than it had originally expected in its second shipment, Gov. Jared Polis said at a news briefing Dec. 18. The state received its first order of 46,800 doses from the companies starting Dec. 14. Those doses were delivered […]

Colorado finalizes stricter emissions rules to battle ozone pollution

BY: - December 18, 2020

The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission on Friday finalized a new set of emissions rules aimed at bringing the Denver metro area into compliance with federal ozone pollution standards — but the region’s decade-long struggle with smoggy skies is expected to continue to run afoul of the Clean Air Act for years to come. In […]

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Colorado public health officials launch vaccine tracker

BY: - December 18, 2020

State public health officials for many months have supplied daily data updates about COVID-19 in the state. The data include infection rates, number of deaths, number of hospitalizations and other statistics that enable residents to track the spread of the coronavirus. Now those officials are providing a similar resource for vaccinations. The Colorado Department of […]

Washington Monument closed after visit from Interior secretary who’s positive for COVID-19

BY: - December 18, 2020

The National Park Service temporarily closed the Washington Monument on Friday after a recent visit by Interior Secretary David L. Bernhardt, who tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday. Bernhardt, a Colorado native, visited the iconic District of Columbia monument “recently,” Interior Department spokesman Nicholas Goodwin said in an email.  Employees who came into contact […]

Ski resorts work to stay open as COVID cases snowball

BY: - December 18, 2020

TELLURIDE — The day after Thanksgiving, Dr. Jana Eller and Dr. Shiraz Naqvi were seated beside an outdoor fire pit at the base of Telluride Ski Resort, taking a short break from skiing. The two physicians from Houston had driven more than 18 hours to get here for the holiday weekend, and they were staying […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19, mental health at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 18

BY: - December 18, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live briefing at 12:30 p.m Dec. 18 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. Polis will also discuss mental health practices for the holiday season with Dr. Rachel Herlihy, the state epidemiologist, and behavioral health expert Aimee Voth Siebert, according to a statement from the governor’s office. Scroll down for […]

Politicians quit Congress, but their ‘zombie’ campaigns stagger on with millions in the bank

BY: - December 18, 2020

WASHINGTON — Republican Michele Bachmann hasn’t set foot in the U.S. Capitol as an elected member of Congress from Minnesota for at least six years. Though she recently made news for asking God to help reelect President Donald Trump and telling a television show that “transgender Black Marxists” are trying to overthrow the country, none […]

Stories of immigrants detained in Aurora told in ‘The Facility’

BY: - December 18, 2020

Raul Medina Perez still has nightmares about his 11-month stay at the Aurora Contract Detention Facility, where he was detained by private prison corporation GEO Group on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “I’ve been doing therapy,” Perez said in an interview with Newsline. “It’s a traumatizing experience, you know, I hope that nobody else […]

Biden picks Michigan’s Granholm for Energy, North Carolina’s Regan for EPA and New Mexico’s Haaland for Interior

BY: - December 17, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate U.S. Rep. Debra A. Haaland to lead the Interior Department, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to head the Energy Department and North Carolina’s top environmental regulator, Michael Regan, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, his presidential transition team said Thursday night. The selections were announced as part of the incoming […]

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COVID-19 vaccine could be less effective in people with high PFAS levels in blood

BY: - December 17, 2020

The COVID-19 vaccine could be less effective in people with high levels of perfluorinated compounds — PFAS — in their blood, several scientists announced Thursday. High levels of PFAS exposure is known to be linked to a “plethora of adverse health effects,” including immune system disorders, said Linda Birnbaum, a toxicologist and former director of the National […]

Colorado among states to sue Google over alleged monopoly

BY: - December 17, 2020

The tech giant Google illegally maintains a monopoly over search engines and internet search advertising, say 38 attorneys general. The attorneys, led by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Google in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, according to a news release from Weiser’s office. The suit seeks […]

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Rising rents, stagnant wages leave many Colorado tenants struggling to meet basic needs

BY: - December 17, 2020

When Laura Rodriguez’s lease was up for renewal in the middle of the pandemic, she was informed by her landlord that her rent was increasing by $200 dollars a month.  “We are now paying $1,800 and our landlord already announced that next August 2021 our rents will go up to $2,200 a month,” said Rodriguez, […]