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The COVID-19 novel coronavirus claimed a round of newsroom jobs in Colorado this week as revenues nosedived across local news balance sheets nationwide. (Image by Tina Griego)

‘We are not immune’: COVID-19 layoffs hit Colorado newsrooms The virus is 'killing local...

The COVID-19 novel coronavirus claimed a round of newsroom jobs in Colorado this week as revenues nosedived across local news balance sheets nationwide. “We are...
Before the Paonia Town trustees voted to allow virtual board meetings in emergency situations, town resident Suzanne Watson encouraged them to think about how they will connect with people like her who don’t have internet access.

Doing the public’s business by Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic

Lakewood City Attorney Tim Cox called it “almost a chicken and egg situation.” For city council members to legally conduct electronic meetings – like...
Shoppers waiting to enter a Glendale King Soopers store first thing in the morning on March 25, 2020. (Photo credit: Alison Cooper)

Pandemic spurs U.S. Senate to pass historic aid package

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate late Wednesday night approved a $2 trillion spending bill that aims to provide economic relief for workers and businesses...
Gov. Jared Polis announces a stay-at-home order for Colorado at the Emergency Operations Center in Centennial on March 25, 2020. The order goes into effect Thursday through April 11, 2020. (Photo by Forest Wilson)

Polis announces a statewide stay-at-home order The order comes after Polis saw data showing...

Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday issued his most explicit order yet calling on everyone in Colorado to stay at home whenever possible in an...
Coronavirus testing capacity in Colorado remains limited, and public health authorities believe there are thousands of cases in the community, including in places where there are very few or no reported cases. Jeffco and Denver Public School districts have said they will not continue to do public notifications.

Denver, Jeffco districts won’t do public notifications of new coronavirus cases

As the number of cases grows, Colorado’s largest school districts say they will not do public notifications if a member of a school community...

Gov. Jared Polis calls on law enforcement to reduce arrests during pandemic The governor...

Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday called on law enforcement to issue citations and summons in lieu of arrests for certain crimes in an effort...
A boarded-up bar in Denver's LoDo neighborhood on March 23, 2020. Gov. Jared Polis ordered all bars and restaurants in the state to close for at least 30 days on March 16 in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. President Trump, eager to boost the economy, is now pushing for a quicker wind-down of such policies. (Photo by Susan Greene)

Littwin: If Trump’s war against the pandemic is ending soon, who will tell the...

For those keeping score at home, we are now officially ending the war-time presidency phase of the battle against the novel coronavirus pandemic and...

Visitors flock to national parks after Trump waives fees. Is that safe? 

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is urging Americans to head to national parks as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread.  Many people are heading outdoors...
A domestic violence survivor looks out the window at the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence in Boulder County. Organizations that serve domestic violence survivors are preparing for an increase in abuse — physical, emotional and financial — sparked by the combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and massive job losses. (Photo by SPAN staff)

Amid quarantines and job losses, Colorado girds for wave of domestic violence 'This is...

The call to the hotline came in on Holly Kasper-Blank’s phone just before dawn last Wednesday. She remembers because she had been trying to...
Death penalty

Colorado abolishes the death penalty Gov. Jared Polis also commuted the death sentences of...

Gov. Jared Polis on Monday signed into a law a bill that ends the death penalty in Colorado for any convictions on or after...
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