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Governor urges cancellation of large gatherings as tests show coronavirus in Colorado

Gov. Jared Polis said Friday he is urging the cancellation of large public gatherings in Colorado as an increase in testing for the new coronavirus shows there has been community spread of the...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

High country will be hardest hit by coronavirus, governor warns

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday issued a stark warning to the state and the high country in particular as the new coronavirus rapidly spreads. “This will get worse before it gets better,” he...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado gun owners who don’t safely store weapons could face jail time under new bill

Colorado gun owners who don’t lock up or properly secure their weapons in homes where there are children or adults prohibited from accessing guns would be subject to jail time under legislation...

DATE: March 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado sues Trump administration over abortion mandate

Colorado has joined six other states and the District of Columbia in suing the Trump administration over a rule requiring insurance companies to send a second, separate bill for abortion and other...

DATE: March 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers repeal death penalty. What will Gov. Polis do with men facing execution?

The Colorado General Assembly on Wednesday sent a bill to Gov. Jared Polis’ desk eliminating the state’s death penalty, forcing him to decide what comes next for the three men who are on death row...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner goes all-in with Trump, calls results for Colorado ‘astounding’

COLORADO SPRINGS – Cory Gardner decisively tied his reelection bid to President Donald Trump on Thursday, debuting a campaign resume filled with what he said are the pair’s shared accomplishments...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

As Congress stalls on marijuana banking, Colorado takes matters into its own hands

Colorado is taking action to try to give more legal marijuana businesses in the state access to banking as a Congressional effort to knock down the federal barriers has stalled. There are already...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Effort to block ICE from courthouse arrests could test Gov. Polis on immigration

Colorado lawmakers this year are seeking to pass a bill that would bar U.S. Immigration and Customs agents from making arrests inside of and around courthouses across the state. If signed into law,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Statute of limitations change may not help those already sexually abused

Colorado lawmakers plan to bring legislation this year that would give child sexual assault victims unlimited time to sue their abusers and the institutions that protect the predators. But for...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

State lawmaker takes leave from legislative session to give birth

State Sen. Brittany Pettersen made history late Sunday when she gave birth to her son, becoming the first state lawmaker in Colorado history to give birth during the course of a legislative...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Life’ is threatening Democrats’ 19-16 majority in Colorado Senate

Democrats fought hard in 2018 to win back a majority in the Colorado Senate. Now, life is threatening to temporarily undo all of their work. The party holds a 19-16 advantage in the chamber, but...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Partisan lawsuit looms over Colorado’s Legislature, and it’s costing taxpayers

Democrats see Colorado’s 2020 legislative session as an opportunity to reset their relationship with statehouse Republicans. But looming large is bad blood from last year’s lawmaking term that is...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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