LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 6

BY: - October 6, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 6 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, he’ll be joined by state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy. Through […]

Climate Inaction: How Colorado’s landmark emissions law went up in smoke

BY: - October 6, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis marked the end of his first year in office with his annual State of the State address to the Colorado General Assembly on Jan. 9. He came bearing a carefully choreographed piece of good news, courtesy of the Westminster-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, which provides electricity to rural utilities serving more […]

In the absence of national regulations, how vulnerable is our voting infrastructure?

BY: - October 6, 2020

There is no evidence, despite partisan claims to the contrary, that mail-in ballots are rife with voting fraud — but there are parts of the election system that security researchers say are at far greater risk for malicious activity. National elections like the one in November, when Americans will decide whether Donald Trump or Joe […]

Voter fraud myth persists despite constant failure to prove claims

BY: - October 6, 2020

TOPEKA, Kansas — Scott Moore had never heard of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program before election officials in Kansas and Florida exposed his personal information, along with 944 other Kansas voters. The now-defunct Crosscheck was designed to help county clerks clean up registration lists by looking for voters who had moved to neighboring states. […]

Federal eviction moratorium complicates student homelessness prevention program

BY: - October 5, 2020

A newly expanded homelessness prevention program out of Colorado’s Department of Local Affairs aims to give a handful of school districts the ability to provide direct financial assistance to families experiencing housing instability. But despite the funds becoming available Oct. 1, state housing officials and their nonprofit partners are still scrambling to figure out how […]

Climate Inaction: Delays and disappointment mark two years of Colorado’s clean-energy push

BY: - October 5, 2020

As multimillionaire tech investor and then-Congressman Jared Polis cruised towards victory in the Colorado governor’s race in 2018, extreme drought conditions were testing farmers and ranchers in nearly every corner of the state. Unprecedented wildfires raged across Colorado and the West. A historic hurricane season battered the Gulf Coast, while cities all over the world […]

‘I just don’t trust the system any more’: Voters on edge as election nears

BY: and - October 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — Widespread anxiety and confusion around voting, compounded by the pandemic that has spread to millions of Americans, including President Donald Trump. A vastly underfunded and decentralized electoral system that could take days and possibly weeks to certify results.  Attempts to suppress voting, interfere with elections and cast doubt on the integrity of mail-in […]

Few precedents for presidential candidates unable to stay on the ticket

BY: - October 2, 2020

President Donald Trump’s diagnosis with COVID-19 just a month before Election Day raises the question of what happens in the unlikely case a nominee is unable to continue as a candidate for the presidency. The answer is murky at best, and complicated, with little precedent to follow.  Trump arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical […]

White House outbreak shows testing alone can’t halt virus, Polis says

BY: - October 2, 2020

At an Oct. 2 briefing on COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis wished President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania — who have tested positive for COVID-19 — a speedy recovery. Polis also remarked that the outbreak showed the White House didn’t have “strong enough precautions” around mask-wearing and social distancing. Others with connections to the president who’ve tested […]

A special task force was asked to create eviction prevention policies. Will it only maintain the status quo?

BY: - October 2, 2020

Leanne Wheeler wasn’t surprised when she saw who Gov. Jared Polis appointed to be on his 10-person Special Eviction Prevention Task Force. “When I saw the list of characters, and looked at the bios of who was to be involved, I thought to myself, ‘This will just be a sanctioning of doing as little as […]

Could COVID-19 delay the Supreme Court confirmation hearings?

BY: - October 2, 2020

One of the few obstacles that could prevent Amy Coney Barrett from being confirmed as a Supreme Court justice this year is the coronavirus. That potential threat was on display Friday, when news of President Donald Trump’s positive COVID-19 test was followed by a similar announcement from U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, a Utah Republican who […]

LIVE: Gov. Polis gives COVID-19 briefing at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 2

BY: - October 2, 2020

Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 11:15 a.m. Oct. 2 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response. The news briefing will be conducted from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page. Polis is traveling to Greeley, Windsor, […]