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Polis drops mask mandate for indoor spaces where at least 80% of people are fully vaccinated

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Sunday eased the state’s coronavirus mask mandate once again, this time to allow people gathering in indoor spaces to ditch their face coverings as long as 80% of those...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis threatens to veto bill seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis strongly indicated he would veto a bill from fellow Democrats to speed up the state’s reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, setting up a fierce intraparty brawl at the...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Democrats will move forward this week with public health insurance options

Democratic state lawmakers aiming to drive down health care costs plan to move forward this week with legislation to potentially create a public health insurance option after about a month of...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats pursue gun-control measures after Boulder shooting

A bill that would temporarily prohibit people convicted of a violent misdemeanor from purchasing a firearm in Colorado will likely be part of a package of gun-control legislation Democratic state...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaccinated Coloradans 93% less likely to develop COVID-19

Coloradans who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus are more than 90% less likely to develop COVID-19 and vastly less likely to be hospitalized, state health officials said Tuesday....

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado businesses may be required to accept cash

Colorado businesses could be fined up to $250 if they refuse to accept cash for goods and services under a bill that cleared the state Legislature on Tuesday and is headed to Gov. Jared Polis’...

DATE: April 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s governor signs two gun-control bills. Here’s what they mean

Gov. Jared Polis on Monday signed two bills tightening gun regulations in Colorado into law — the first new firearm restrictions enacted in the state since the red flag bill became law in 2019. The...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s coronavirus dial system ends; response shifts to counties

Starting Friday, Colorado counties will be left to decide how to control rising coronavirus cases and hospitalizations as the statewide COVID-19 dial system, which has set public health...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two bills tightening gun regulations go to Gov. Polis, who will sign them

State lawmakers have sent two bills that would tighten gun regulations in Colorado to Gov. Jared Polis, who plans to sign them into law. Senate Bill 78 would require Coloradans to report a lost or...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Biden will regulate gun device possibly used in Boulder shooting

A gun accessory possibly used by the gunman who killed 10 people at a Boulder King Sooper’s last month will be more regulated by the federal government, President Joe Biden said Wednesday as he...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado to ease mask mandate; Biden asks to stay the course

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday finalized his decision to ease the state’s mask mandate starting on Saturday, allowing people in about half of the state’s 64 counties, but only representing a fraction...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers are creating a fund to raise teacher pay

When teachers descend on the Colorado Capitol to demand pay raises, they’re often met with a common refrain from state lawmakers: Talk to your districts. That’s because it’s not the legislature...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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