PATTY NIEBERG

Position: Associated Press/Report for America

Colorado workers protest COVID-19 fine issued to meat plant

DENVER – A union representing workers at a Colorado meatpacking plant where six workers died of COVID-19 and hundreds more were infected staged a protest Wednesday, claiming that federal officials...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado’s hair discrimination act goes into effect

DENVER – A Colorado law aimed at protecting workers and students from discrimination against race-based hair traits went into effect Monday. The law, also known as the “CROWN Act” was passed by...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado expands tracking app for November mail-in ballots

DENVER – Colorado is expanding its mail-in ballot tracking app so that all voters in the state can use it, Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced Monday. Colorado voters in all 64 counties will...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado anesthesiologists urge halt of drug used in arrests

DENVER – A group of Colorado anesthesiologists wants paramedics to stop injecting people with a powerful sedative when police believe suspects are out of control until officials finish a review...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado starts fund for small businesses affected by virus

DENVER – Colorado small businesses suffering from the effects of the coronavirus will be able to apply for grants and loans under a new state program, Gov. Jared Polis said Wednesday. The Energize...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado bans open fires as state battles four wildfires

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis issued a 30-day ban on open fires such as campfires, fireworks and other open sources of ignition on Tuesday as the state battles four separate wildfires. The ban does not...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado activists want more federal money to feed families

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers and hunger awareness groups are urging Congress to increase food stamp benefits as families increasingly turn to food banks due to job losses during the coronavirus...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado workers join U.S. protest against racial injustice

DENVER – Dozens of janitors, security officers and health care workers knelt in silence in Denver on Monday to honor George Floyd and to participate in a nationwide protest against racial...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

A look at a Colorado Black man’s death in police encounter

DENVER – Amid the protests across the U.S. against excessive police force against people of color, Elijah McClain’s name has become another rallying cry. McClain, a 23-year-old Black man in the...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado lawmakers advance broad police accountability bill

DENVER – Colorado’s House on Friday overwhelmingly passed legislation to improve police accountability and transparency after an emotional debate that underscored the nation’s focus on the role of...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado House advances bill to boost child vaccinations

DENVER – After hours of debate, Colorado’s Democrat-led House advanced a bill Tuesday to raise the state’s child immunization rates by adding new requirements for parents who choose to opt out of...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Polis: Colorado adds hundreds of coronavirus contact tracers

DENVER – Colorado is adding more than 800 new contact tracers to the state’s coronavirus testing capabilities to quickly identify outbreaks as it gradually reopens its economy, Gov. Jared Polis...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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