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COVID-19

LONE TREE, CO - MARCH 27: From left, Physician Lucas Rylander, registered nurse Anne Auger, medical assistant Dao Nguyen, and registered nurses Andrea Martell and Jill Ross work in the tent for COVID-19 test at Kaiser Permanente Lone Tree Medical Offices in Lone Tree, Colorado on Friday March 27, 2020. Kaiser Permanente has 10 drive-thru testing locations for COVID-19 across the metro area. (Photo by Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post)

Growth in deaths from Colorado’s coronavirus outbreaks shows signs of leveling off Denver detention...

The growth in deaths from Colorado’s COVID-19 outbreaks appears to be leveling off, though it’s far from certain that the trend will continue. The Colorado...
Front-line health care workers attend to people accessing the drive-through coronavirus testing bay at National Jewish Health in Denver, Monday, April 27, 2020. (Photo courtesy of CPR News)

How Colorado caught COVID-19 Colorado Public Radio investigates how Colorado can learn from this...

The March 5 news conference announcing Colorado’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 was over. The governor and the director of the Colorado Department of Public...

Colorado lawmakers grapple with doing the people’s work when the people can’t be there...

Temperature checks. A closed cafeteria. Spaced seating. Lawmakers in masks separated by plexiglass. This may be the new normal at the state Capitol when...

Update: The latest on COVID-19 in Colorado Polis acknowledges cases of inaccurate reporting of...

We're wrapping up the daily Update as part of our transition away from a daily news site. For a good look at the latest...
U.S. Supreme Court, by Åsmund Ødegård, via Flickr: Creative Commons

The U.S. Supreme Court hears Colorado’s ‘faithless electors’ case From his Denver office, Attorney...

DENVER — When it came time Wednesday for Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser to make his first-ever arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, he...
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...
The state Capitol on Jan. 8, 2020, the opening day of the session. (Photo by John Herrick)

The coronavirus crippled Colorado’s state budget. Here’s what you should know. Lawmakers will have...

A new economic forecast by the nonpartisan Legislative Council estimates Colorado faces a $3.3 billion budget shortfall this coming fiscal year, a historic drop...

Federal judge orders Weld County sheriff to protect health of jail inmates during pandemic...

A federal judge Monday ruled the treatment of inmates in the Weld County jail during the COVID-19 pandemic violated constitutional protections against cruel and...
A cell in the Fremont Correctional Facility in Cañon City on July 19, 2019. Inmates are physically unable to stay far enough from their fellow prisoners to adequately socially distance as the CDC has required.

Reformers want Polis to commute the sentences of more inmates during pandemic Criminal justice...

Criminal justice reformers are calling on Gov. Jared Polis to commute the sentences of more inmates in Colorado's prisons in response to the COVID-19...

Colorado’s prison population is dropping, but not fast enough, advocates say Criminal justice advocates...

Colorado's prison population has dropped to the lowest level since 2004, according to reports from the Colorado Department of Corrections.  As of April 30, the...
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