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As costs rack up in Boulder’s push to split with Xcel, voters to have the final say

BY: - October 29, 2020

“As costs rack up in Boulder’s push to split with Xcel, voters to have the final say” originally appeared in Energy News Network. A decade ago, Boulder set out to create its own municipal utility in hopes of accelerating its push to cut emissions. It has been a difficult path. Xcel Energy, the investor-owned utility […]

Mysterious ‘pop-up PAC’ tries to attack N.C. Senate candidate in last days of race

BY: - October 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — A super PAC financed tens of thousands of dollars worth of digital ads in late October soliciting allegations that North Carolina Senate hopeful Cal Cunningham engaged in extramarital affairs. But because of a loophole in campaign finance laws that were written in the era of typewriters, voters won’t know who paid for the […]

Colorado health officials allow Denver to keep gyms open at 25% capacity

BY: - October 28, 2020

On Oct. 27, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced the state had ordered the city and county of Denver to implement restrictions under Safer at Home: Level 3 of the COVID-19 dial system, following an increase in cases and the percentage of tests coming back positive. This won’t mean closing gyms, according to an announcement later […]

Gov. Polis orders one-time $375 stimulus payments to 435,000 Colorado workers

BY: - October 28, 2020

An estimated 435,000 Coloradans will receive a one-time direct payment of $375 in early December under an economic stimulus program announced by Gov. Jared Polis and state lawmakers on Wednesday. “I am taking swift action in close consultation with legislative leadership and members of the JBC to direct immediate payments to people whose lives and […]

Here’s how the state’s dial of restrictions applies to Colorado schools

BY: - October 28, 2020

“Here’s how the state’s dial of restrictions applies to Colorado schools” was originally published on Oct 27, 2020, 6:59 p.m., by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters” As several Colorado counties roll out new restrictions based on higher COVID-19 cases and transmission, schools across the state […]

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Colorado secretary of state announces voting outreach coordinator for Native American tribes

BY: - October 28, 2020

The Colorado secretary of state’s office on Tuesday announced a new temporary position meant to help increase voter access for members of Colorado’s two federally recognized tribes.  Raymond Baker, who started earlier this month as the tribal registration and voting education coordinator, is working with both the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribal councils […]

Denver accepts applications for its fourth round of nonprofit emergency relief grants

BY: - October 28, 2020

The city and county of Denver is accepting applications for its fourth round of grants from the city’s Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund. Applications will be accepted until Friday, Nov. 13 at 12 a.m. Nonprofits serving the Denver community that are experiencing financial hardship due to increased demand, decreased income or the creation of new services […]

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Restrictions tighten for Denver, Adams counties following increase in COVID-19 cases

BY: - October 27, 2020

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced Oct. 27 that the city and county would enter a more restrictive level of the state’s COVID-19 dial system following a weeks-long increase in cases and a rising percentage of tests coming back positive. “We will work to implement this state order in the best way we can to protect […]

Report: Colorado’s progress on clean-energy transition promising but uneven

BY: - October 27, 2020

Colorado has made significant progress towards clean energy over the last 10 years, environmental advocates found in a report released Tuesday. But while its adoption of clean-energy technologies ranks in the top half of U.S. states across multiple categories, progress has come faster in some sectors than others. The report by Environment America’s Research and […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 27

BY: - October 27, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 27 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted remotely. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. During the briefing, Polis will be joined by Scott Bookman, who is the […]

What to expect on election night in Colorado

BY: - October 27, 2020

Through Oct. 25, nine days before the general election, Coloradans had already returned more than 1.61 million ballots. That comprises a 43.3% turnout among active registered voters. In 2016, just 879,000 ballots were returned nine days before the November election, representing 28.1% of active voters. High turnout among early voters portends well for election staff […]

2020 brings another long list of Colorado ballot questions — but no blockbuster spending

BY: - October 27, 2020

From reproductive rights and a universal paid leave program to thorny wildlife management issues and complicated property-tax formulas, there’s no shortage of ballot questions that Coloradans are being asked to weigh in on in the 2020 election. In Denver, when combined with local measures, judicial retention elections and more, the result is a six-page, 47-question […]