Colorado

Live Free or Die if You Must, Say Colorado Urbanites—But Not in My Hospital

Longstanding tensions between residents of two Colorado counties gets more intense during the pandemic.

A Ski Community Will Require Tourists to Sign a Virus Test Affidavit

Pitkin County, Colorado—home to Aspen—will require visitors to sign an affidavit attesting that they've received a negative Covid-19 result recently or will quarantine locally until they can obtain one.

What Happened When the Only ER Doctor in a Rural Town Got COVID

The pandemic has been particularly lethal in rural areas.

For Decades, Denver Outlawed Pit Bulls. Voters Just Overturned the Ban.

The city passed a pit-bull ban in 1989 after multiple people reported being attacked by the breed, although research has shown that such policies have little effect on public safety.

The Pandemic’s Toll on Meatpacking Workers

How fear and infection spread across the factory floor.

Russia and Iran Obtained Voter Information to Meddle in Election, Federal Government Says

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Colorado aims to safely reopen ski resorts ... Wichita man accused of threatening mayor over mask ordinance is charged with criminal threat ... University of Michigan places students on lockdown as coronavirus surges.

Will Colorado Bring Back Wolves? It’s Up to Voters

COMMENTARY | By the 1940s, shooting, trapping and poisoning had eradicated gray wolves from the state. Wildlife biologists will likely need to reintroduce them if Colorado voters decide to move ahead.

Eleven States Join DOJ in Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Police in Colorado take off-road vehicles to homeless encampment to provide vaccines and Covid tests … Can city recoup cancelled RNC costs? … Colleges require flu shots.

Fast Moving Colorado Wildfire Still Raging in State

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Climate Change Amplifies Colorado’s Water Diversion Debate

Booming communities on the state's "Front Range" want to move forward with a plan to pump water over the Rocky Mountains for use in their cities. But conservationists say climate change should instead be prompting new thinking about how water is used in the state.

Health on Wheels: Tricked-Out RVs Deliver Addiction Treatment to Rural Communities

As in many states, access to addiction treatment remains a challenge in Colorado.

Covid Exodus Fills Vacation Towns With New Medical Pressures

As people stick around in posh destinations used to only dealing with tourist influxes for one season, some local leaders are worried about strains on medical facilities both for newcomers and longtime residents.

Paid Leave Measure to Appear on Colorado Ballot This November

The medical and family leave program would be funded by a tax paid by employers and workers in the state. Eight other states now have similar programs in place.

Wildfires Raging in Several Western States

Fires are forcing hundreds of evacuations in the south and western United States.

Colorado’s Focus on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce

COMMENTARY | Through ongoing conversations, strategic development and measurable goals, Colorado is working to increase equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the state government workforce.

States Warn Residents About Unsolicited Seed Packages Sent From China

People have received the mysterious shipments in at least 22 states. The seeds could pose threats to the environment and agriculture. Federal authorities are investigating.

State Fairs Are the Latest Casualty of Covid-19

At least 15 states have canceled their annual fairs due to public health concerns amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, while others are moving ahead with modified, pared-down events.

Colorado Officials Ask Older Residents to Keep Staying Home

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Colorado Groups Push for Tax Hike on Higher Earners to Help With Budget Shortfall

The temporary income tax increase they’re supporting would apply to households making upwards of $250,000 per year. The state, like others, is facing budget pressures tied to the coronavirus outbreak.