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Closures and social distancing because of the coronavirus pandemic have made gathering signatures to get issues on the November ballot difficult. (Photo by Forest Wilson)

Money, social issues look for another path onto Colorado’s 2020 ballot as coronavirus complicates...

Before coronavirus, Colorado voters were facing the likelihood of a long November ballot — pages filled with questions about hot-button issues such as paid...
A BLM intern works to identify idle oil wells and urge operators to either put them back in production or plug them permanently. Abandoned oil and gas wells can be pathways for methane to leak into the atmosphere. (Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management)

Guest Post: Protect our public lands from the consequences of this recession

The long-term economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be profound, affecting nearly all sectors of our lives. One effect that hasn’t...
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Guest Post: The Trump administration is failing Latinx communities Latinx people have been disproportionately...

Early last month, I had my first coronavirus scare. I attended an event along with a pastor I had known for years. Less than...
For so many vulnerable Americans, Medicaid is the only way to get health care.

Guest Post: Medicaid saved my son’s life, it saves lives in a pandemic too

As the U.S. grapples with the spread of COVID-19, it is more important than ever before that every American has access to quality, affordable...
Colorado news organizations request information and transparency from Gov. Jared Polis during the COVID-19 crisis. This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. (Image by Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM)

Colorado news orgs urge Polis to increase transparency around COVID-19 spread The Indy among...

The following letter was sent to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Friday, Apr. 10, 2020: Dear Gov. Polis, We, the undersigned journalism organizations, want to thank...
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...
The Colorado State Legislature recessed for two weeks on March 14, 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Colorado’s elected officials grapple with how to keep public meetings open amid pandemic Any...

As the COVID-19 pandemic forces everybody to consider limiting their exposure to other people, local elected officials are starting to think about how they...

U.S. House passes coronavirus response bill; Buck lone Colorado rep to vote no The...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House early Saturday morning approved an emergency stimulus package to combat the coronavirus pandemic after President Donald Trump signaled his...
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testifies during a Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee discussing proposed budget estimates and justification for FY2020 for the Education Department on March 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Colorado Sen. Gardner joins Dems in rejection of DeVos student loan policy Critics say...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to overturn a controversial regulation from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that her critics say hurts defrauded...
nterior Secretary David Bernhardt testifies during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee confirmation hearing on March 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. The BLM is housed within the department and is moving its headquarters to Grand Junction, Colorado. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Government watchdog: Trump hasn’t justified BLM move to Colorado Of 179 staffers who needed...

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is losing at least half of the employees designated to move to Grand Junction as part...
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