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Trump picks Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court, and D.C. girds for a fight

BY: - September 26, 2020

President Donald Trump at the White House on Saturday introduced federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his Supreme Court nominee, setting off a confirmation battle that could secure a conservative court for generations.  “She is a woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect and sterling credentials and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution,” Trump said […]

70,000 more Colorado households will be severely rent burdened in coming months, state estimates

BY: - September 26, 2020

An estimated 70,000 more Colorado households will be severely rent burdened — spending more than half of their income on housing costs — in the coming months as assistance programs wind down and savings accounts dry up, according to a state housing analyst.  As of July, 165,567, or 22% of Colorado renters, were considered extremely […]

Federal judge boots William Perry Pendley from BLM acting director role

BY: - September 26, 2020

A federal judge in Montana has ordered that conservative firebrand William Perry Pendley should not lead the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, saying that Pendley has “served unlawfully” for more than a year. U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris in his ruling on Friday also barred Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt from “unlawfully delegating […]

COVID-19 detected in CSU wastewater, leading to quarantine

BY: - September 25, 2020

Colorado State University became the latest university to quarantine students after COVID-19 was detected through wastewater testing in Braiden Hall and Summit Hall dormitories, according to a Sept. 24 statement from the school. “As you know, the university has been testing wastewater for signs of COVID-19 at specific locations that are tied to residence halls. […]

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Trump reported to be ready to tap Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court

BY: - September 25, 2020

President Donald Trump plans to nominate federal appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, according to several media reports. Barrett, 48, is a judge for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, Ill. She was appointed to the position by Trump […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25

BY: - September 25, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response and economic recovery. The news briefing will be conducted from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. Polis is traveling to […]

Democratic-aligned ethics group calls for transparency from Gardner over wife’s oil and gas clients

BY: - September 25, 2020

A Democratic-aligned ethics watchdog group is raising questions about whether Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner has personally profited from oil and gas companies whose interests he has advanced in Congress. A report, planned for release Friday, by the Congressional Integrity Project takes aim at High Plains Communications LLC, the small consulting firm owned by Gardner’s wife, […]

Months into the pandemic, digital divide still leaves poor kids at a disadvantage

BY: - September 25, 2020

Members of the U.S. Senate are pushing for $4 billion in the next coronavirus relief package to help students in rural and low-income areas gain access to high speed internet. A digital divide that emerged as a major problem when schools shut down amid the pandemic last spring has persisted into the new academic year, […]

Two-thirds of audited state Medicaid notices contained errors

BY: - September 25, 2020

On Dec. 19, 2019, a Medicaid client in Colorado received a notice from the state Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. The recipient was asked to provide information about the cash value of their assets — by Sept. 27, 2011. Not only had that due date passed by more than eight years, but the […]

36 residences in Boulder singled out for COVID restrictions

BY: - September 24, 2020

Boulder County Public Health on Thursday took the extraordinary step of ordering restrictions that apply to the residents of 36 addresses in the city of Boulder as a way to reverse a rise in new COVID-19 cases. The action is believed to be the first time a coronavirus public health order in Colorado targeted a […]

Hundreds gather in Denver to protest Breonna Taylor grand jury outcome

BY: - September 24, 2020

Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Colorado Capitol at 6 p.m. on Wednesday following a grand jury announcement in Kentucky that two of the three Louisville police officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death would not face criminal charges. “Today wasn’t justice. That’s not what justice looks like,” Shenika Carter, a community activist with the organization […]

How families are keeping Halloween from turning into a COVID nightmare

BY: - September 24, 2020

DENVER — For Laura Stoutingburg and her family, Halloween has always been a monthlong celebration of corn mazes, pumpkin patches and, of course, trick-or-treating in their suburban Denver neighborhood. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the mother of two to change their plans. “Traditional trick-or-treating house to house does not feel like a smart choice […]