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COVID-19

With hospitals struggling to get more ventilators, they must ensure every ventilator they have is ready for service. But manufacturers limit who can repair them.

As ventilators become crucial in saving lives, repair roadblocks remain

DENVER — For years, manufacturers of ventilators and other medical equipment have kept a tight grip on the ability of hospitals to service and...
The $41 million coming to Colorado’s early childhood sector is part of a $3.5 billion stream earmarked for early childhood in the CARES Act passed by Congress in late March.

Colorado is about to get $41 million for early childhood. Here’s where the money...

As Colorado’s early childhood leaders discuss how to spend a new $41 million pot of federal coronavirus relief money, there are lots of unsettled...
Photo of smoggy downtown Denver skyline via the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division, Technical Services Program, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Guest Post: Pollution protections vitally important during and after coronavirus crisis Trump's EPA gives...

At a time when America is under assault from the deadly new coronavirus, Trump’s EPA has told polluters that they will not face enforcement...

Guest Post: The path to COVID-19 economic recovery lies in large-scale testing 

Both South Korea and the United States (US) confirmed the first case of COVID-19 on the same day. Yet, as of April 14, the...

Littwin: Trump vows to go all dictator on us, but he can’t even do...

I have a confession. Very recently — like maybe two days ago — I had mostly stopped watching Donald Trump’s daily coronavirus briefings, even...
Protesters outside the ICE contracted GEO Facility in Aurora on April 9, 2020. (Photo by Forest Wilson)

Attorneys sue ICE to release medically vulnerable detainees from Aurora detention center Detention is...

Update on April 15: After immigration attorneys filed the federal lawsuit against ICE seeking the release of 14 medically at-risk detainees, the agency released...
Valerie Love, a respiratory therapist at the VA Hospital in Aurora, outside the room she and team of critical care specialists are trying to keep the Rev. Terrance "Big T" Hughes alive. (Photo by VA spokeswoman Brandy Morrison)

Greene: ‘Small wins,’ then a setback in the fight to keep Denver pastor alive...

Last Thursday, respiratory therapist Valerie Love stood next to the bed of the Aurora VA Hospital's first and longest COVID-19 patient, the Rev. Terrance...
Brett Wenger (left) and Terry Walsh (right) pose for a photo at Rolling Smoke Barbecue in Centennial on April 10, 2020. (Photo by Forest Wilson)

Checking in on restaurant owners and workers three weeks after shutdown As the stay-at-home...

It's been three weeks since Terry Walsh called the employees of his Centennial barbecue restaurant into his office and, one by one, laid them...
Gov. Jaren Polis answers questions from reporters at the Colorado Convention Center as it is converted into a care site for COVID-19 patients on April 10, 2020. He is aiming to gradually reopen Colorado by April 26. (Photo by Forest Wilson)

Littwin: You make the forecast — could Colorado really be ready to reopen by...

This forecast just in: April 26 will come and April 26 will go, and Colorado will not, sadly, be reopened. It’s actually more of a...
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...
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