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Big Ten football, pandemic and politics collide during congressional testimony

BY: - September 15, 2020

The Big Ten athletic conference will “keep its season postponed” for fall sports until it can guarantee more rigorous COVID-19 testing and address potential long-term health complications for student athletes, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin’s flagship university told U.S. senators Tuesday. The comments from Rebecca Blank, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, came […]

Increased setbacks a ‘ban’ on drilling? A new study shows otherwise.

BY: - September 15, 2020

Roughly 90% of the oil and gas resources in Colorado’s top-producing county would remain accessible through modern drilling techniques under a 2,000-foot “setback” requirement proposed last week by state regulators, a new study projects. The results of the peer-reviewed study, conducted by three Colorado-based economists and published in a forthcoming issue of the scientific journal […]

COVID exodus fills vacation towns with new medical pressures

BY: - September 15, 2020

The staff at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital is accustomed to the number of patients tripling or even quadrupling each summer when wealthy Manhattanites flee the city for the Hamptons. But this year, the COVID pandemic has upended everything. The 125-bed hospital on the southern coast of Long Island has seen a huge upswing in demand […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15

BY: - September 15, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15 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 COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. At the COVID-19 briefing, Polis will be joined […]

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Frustration mounts at independent venues as state permits Broncos’ stadium to seat 5,700

BY: - September 15, 2020

When Gov. Jared Polis announced on Sept. 8 that up to 5,700 people would be allowed to attend a late-September Denver Broncos football game at Empower Field at Mile High Stadium, Coloradans who ordinarily work to put on events at smaller venues watched in disbelief. “We were surprised, and frustrated, and angry … when we […]

Aurora City Council temporarily bans ketamine use while city investigates Elijah McClain’s death

BY: - September 14, 2020

Aurora City Council members on Monday voted unanimously to temporarily ban the use of ketamine until the city’s independent review of its usage is published. The resolution directs Aurora Fire Rescue and city-contracted officials to halt the practice until the city’s independent investigation by D.C.-based attorney Jonathan Smith is completed. The moratorium will expire 30 […]

Bush administration ethics lawyer slams hiring of DeJoy as postmaster

BY: - September 14, 2020

WASHINGTON — A top ethics lawyer to President George W. Bush on Monday decried Louis DeJoy’s appointment to postmaster general and called for a congressional investigation into allegations of criminal activity. Richard Painter, who served as chief White House ethics lawyer and associate counsel to Bush, said DeJoy should not have been allowed to take […]

Statewide mask order extended 30 days

BY: - September 14, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis on Saturday ordered an extension of Colorado’s face mask mandate. The mandate, first issued by executive order July 16, applies to all Coloradans older than 10 and requires people to cover their nose and mouth inside public indoor spaces, including businesses, or while waiting for public transportation. Polis had signaled Friday during […]

Vast majority of misleading Postal Service flyers on mail-in voting already delivered to Coloradans

BY: - September 14, 2020

Three-quarters of the misleading voter-information mailers that prompted the state of Colorado to sue the U.S. Postal Service late last week have already been delivered, and a large portion of the rest are on their way, Postal Service officials told a federal judge on Sunday. More than 1.6 million Colorado households had already received the […]

John Elway’s donations to Gardner campaign exceeded limits

BY: - September 12, 2020

WASHINGTON — Campaign finance false start: $2,500 penalty. To mark the start of the NFL season, the campaign finance referees blew the whistle on legendary quarterback John Elway for being a little too eager with his donations. Well, not Elway per se.  The Federal Election Commission flagged the campaign of Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, […]

Water speculators could face more obstacles based on work by new group

BY: - September 12, 2020

Some feel like it’s something straight out of a dystopian movie. Others say it’s already happening: out-of-state companies purchasing Colorado water rights as an investment for when water gets so scarce that the price skyrockets. “Water speculators aren’t in the business of using the water, they’re in the business of owning the water for future […]

Will people trust Colorado’s COVID exposure notification tool?

BY: - September 12, 2020

Public health experts agree that a robust contact tracing network that can notify people if they’ve potentially been exposed to the COVID-19 virus will have to be a key part of any effort to contain the pandemic. But the rollout of apps to monitor potential exposures have been dogged by concerns about data privacy and […]