Under fire from Congress, FDA chief says baby formula shortage will improve soon

BY: - May 19, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Food and Drug Commissioner Robert Califf told Congress Thursday that the infant formula shortage will likely begin to improve in the coming days, though he declined to explain to unhappy lawmakers why his agency didn’t act sooner on a whistleblower report that detailed safety issues at an Abbott Laboratories facility in Michigan.  […]

Freedom of speech is under attack in public schools, U.S. House panel told

BY: - May 19, 2022

Students and teachers told U.S. House members during a Thursday hearing that their right to talk about race and LGBTQ+ issues in public schools is being silenced due to an onslaught of new state laws as well as pressure on school boards from right-wing advocates. “To be crystal clear, this is about disrupting and destroying […]

Congress clears $40B in Ukraine aid for Biden’s signature, but some in GOP balk

BY: - May 19, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. senators voted overwhelmingly Thursday to send President Joe Biden a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine that will provide additional economic, humanitarian and military support to the country.  The 86-11 vote marks the second time Congress cleared a multibillion-dollar package since Russia invaded in late February. Negotiators opted both times to increase […]

Mesa County DA finds no criminal evidence following investigation into Tina Peters’ fraud claims

BY: - May 19, 2022

There was no criminal conduct that led to anomalies in election logs in two Mesa County elections, District Attorney Dan Rubinstein told county commissioners during a special hearing Thursday morning. Rubinstein’s office conducted an investigation into claims of fraud made in a report commissioned by Republican Clerk Tina Peters, the third report she has released […]

Colorado likely to see peak in COVID-19 cases in June

BY: - May 19, 2022

With an increase in cases across the state, officials say the peak will not be as devastating as previous surges.

Colorado wildfires: Updates on the 2022 season

BY: and - May 19, 2022

When Colorado lawmakers and emergency officials gave an update in April ahead of the 2022 wildfire season, their assessment was grim. “We may very well be heading into the worst fire season in our state’s history,” Senate President Steve Fenberg, a Democrat from Boulder, said at a news conference at the Capitol. “I hope I […]

Car camping ban advances in Boulder County as homelessness advocates protest

BY: - May 19, 2022

A proposed ordinance in Boulder County would expand city camping bans to the county level without offering a solution.

U.S. Sens. Tester, Moran reach deal on care for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits

BY: - May 19, 2022

The two leaders of the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Montana Democrat Jon Tester and Kansas Republican Jerry Moran, have reached a deal with House leaders to pass a bill to extend health care access to veterans for conditions related to exposure to toxic chemicals during their service, the pair announced Wednesday. The consensus bill […]

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Gov. Polis signs nurse staffing bill but wants to avoid fining noncompliant hospitals

BY: - May 18, 2022

Gov. Jared Polis signed a controversial bill to require minimum numbers of nursing staff at hospitals, but with a big caveat that suggests the new standards won’t be enforced. In a signing statement Wednesday, Polis said fees won’t be levied on noncompliant hospitals for at least the first year the new law is in effect. […]

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Report says hundreds of state legislators have joined far-right Facebook groups

BY: - May 18, 2022

More than 1 in 5 Republican state lawmakers across the country have joined at least one far-right Facebook group, according to a new report.  Together the lawmakers sponsored 963 bills during the most recent legislative sessions, said the group that wrote the report, which describes the far-right efforts as anti-human rights. The Institute for Research […]

Third ethics complaint filed against Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters

BY: - May 18, 2022

Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission will review a third ethics complaint against Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters involving substantial alleged gifts from MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. The commission determined that the complaint was non-frivolous during its May 17 meeting. The complaint was filed by Anne Landman, a Grand Junction resident who filed the other two complaints […]

U.S. House passes bill requiring report on federal cyberattack response

BY: - May 18, 2022

The U.S. House has easily passed a bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security to evaluate its cybersecurity capability.  The House voted 313-105 Monday to approve the bill, sponsored by Nebraska Republican Don Bacon.  The vote escaped the typical partisan divide in Congress. Majorities of both parties supported the measure, with dozens of […]