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Gov. Jared Polis announced Colorado's first two cases of coronavirus in Colorado on March 5, 2020. As of Friday, March 27, tyhe state was up to more than 1,700 cases with 31 deaths. (Photo by John Herrick)

Littwin: Trump is back to war and Polis is telling us the best defense...

In case you were wondering, the wartime president is back. It took Donald Trump only a few days to realize that wishing away the...

Behemoth $2T COVID-19 response bill clears U.S. House; Trump signs into law

Update, March 27, 3:45: President Donald Trump signed the COVID-19 response bill into law Friday afternoon.  WASHINGTON — A $2 trillion bill to aid workers, health...

Colorado places a moratorium on new prison intakes during pandemic The plan comes as...

Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order on Wednesday that effectively blocks new inmates from entering the state’s prisons in an effort to manage...
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...
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