Michael Bennet: We will never heal until we dismantle our systemic racism

Colorado's senior U.S. senator writes about the killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed

Opinion
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Nearly 26,000 coronavirus deaths in nursing homes spur inspections, promises of fines

In Colorado, more than 730 residents of nursing homes and senior care centers have died after contracting the disease

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Colorado’s shift to a new higher education funding formula places the focus on the student

College leaders say the change will align resources to state goals and help encourage institutions to provide resources for the neediest students to complete their education

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Colorado Ethics Commission subpoenas John Hickenlooper, setting up court clash

Hickenlooper is facing an ethics hearing over his travel and last month insisted he give his testimony in person

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Federal prosecutors in Colorado are looking to charge criminal “agitators” at Denver’s George Floyd protests

U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn, Colorado’s top federal prosecutor, says investigators have reason to believe a small number of people are inciting chaos and causing damage. He believes getting them off the street will bring calm.

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Eagle County rolls out welcome mat, says “summer of the part-time resident” will aid coronavirus recovery

As Colorado resort counties wrangle with pandemic-ruined summer plans, some are focused on locals and a trickle of out-of-towners. The Vail Valley is asking second-home owners to come home again.

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Colorado’s oil and gas producers are slashing budgets, closing wells as demand and cash flow dwindles

Only six drilling rigs are operating in the Colorado, the fewest in 28 years, as companies face critical financial hurdles and increasing regulation.

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Colorado lawmakers focus on essential workers amid coronavirus, push to make paid sick leave a right for all

Much like the debate on broader paid family leave earlier this session, Colorado business owners and organizations are opposed to new mandates

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Police arrest 83 for curfew violations; Denver mayor calls after-dark mayhem “reckless, inexcusable and unacceptable”

Mayor Michael Hancock, who put curfew in place on Saturday, said daytime demonstrations were effective expressions of outrage over death of George Floyd at hands of police.