Bennet, Senate Democrats call for Pendley’s removal at BLM after withdrawn nomination

BY: - August 25, 2020

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and all 47 of his Democratic colleagues in the U.S. Senate are urging the removal of William Perry Pendley from his leadership post at the Bureau of Land Management, following the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw the conservative firebrand’s formal nomination to lead the public-lands agency. A former head of the […]

Oil and gas commission launches major overhaul of state drilling regulations

BY: - August 24, 2020

Reaching for a way to describe the challenge facing the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission at an Aug. 24 hearing, agency director Julie Murphy picked a Colorado-appropriate metaphor. “The only way that I could think about summarizing what the last decade, or year, or month has been for so many of us … is […]

House Democrats pummel postmaster over sharp declines in on-time mail delivery

BY: - August 24, 2020

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy came under heavy fire Monday for withholding key information about delays in the delivery of mail since he took over the Postal Service just two months ago. In a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Democrats pressed DeJoy over an internal report made public over the weekend showing steep […]

Colorado lawmakers join calls to Polis administration for faster climate regulation

BY: - August 24, 2020

Two sponsors of the landmark climate-change legislation passed by Colorado Democrats in 2019 have joined a growing chorus of criticism against Gov. Jared Polis’s administration over what environmental advocates say are unacceptable delays in implementing the new law. In a statement issued Aug. 21, state Sen. Faith Winter and state Rep. Dominique Jackson charged the […]

Republican National Convention: Featured speakers and how to watch

BY: - August 24, 2020

The Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, went live 7 a.m. Aug. 24 across multiple streaming platforms. The convention will begin streaming at the same time each day through Aug. 27, but most of the big speeches will happen at night, the New York Times reports. “Monday’s convention proceedings will be attended by six […]

House passes bill to boost post office funding by $25 billion, block service changes

BY: - August 22, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House convened a rare weekend session Saturday in an attempt to stop the U.S. Postal Service from allegedly disrupting mail service to sabotage the November elections. The Democratic-led chamber passed a bill 257-150 that would infuse $25 billion into the agency as it prepares for a surge in mail-in ballots and bar it […]

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One year, five investigations and a lawsuit: Community seeks justice for Elijah McClain

BY: - August 22, 2020

When Lindsay Minter, an Aurora-based community activist, closes her eyes at the end of every day, the violent scene that led to Elijah McClain’s death last August plays through her mind like a movie reel. Her heart aches when she thinks of how McClain’s mother, Sheenan, has been forced to grieve her son’s death in […]

Postmaster general insists it’s his ‘sacred duty’ to ensure election mail on time

BY: - August 21, 2020

WASHINGTON — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy mounted a strong defense of his record Friday during a high-profile Senate hearing on recent postal delays, calling claims that the Trump administration is trying to sabotage the elections by deliberately disrupting mail service “outrageous.” DeJoy acknowledged delays during the pandemic but said the agency is fully capable of […]

Gov. Polis extends last call for alcohol to 11 p.m.

BY: - August 21, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis will extend a last-call order for restaurants — put in place in an effort to reduce coronavirus transmission among young adults — with an amendment that allows businesses to serve drinks until 11 p.m., slightly later than the previous 10 p.m. cut-off. “It’s very important that all those restaurants and bars observe […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at noon Aug. 21

BY: - August 21, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at noon Aug. 21 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. Through Aug. 19, Colorado had 54,230 cases of COVID-19 and […]

COVID-19 hospitalization data shows racial, ethnic disparities

BY: - August 21, 2020

Besides having disproportionately higher rates of COVID-19 cases and deaths, people of color have also been hospitalized more frequently than their white counterparts, new data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows. While comprising 4.6% of Colorado’s population in 2019, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, Black people made up 10% of […]

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Colorado unemployment claims tick up again, remain far above 2019 levels

BY: - August 20, 2020

Nearly 19,000 Coloradans filed initial claims for some kind of unemployment assistance last week, as workers across the state continue to feel the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. In a press release, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said that 6,942 regular unemployment claims had been filed in Colorado in the week ending Aug. […]