The Painted Wall in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. In 2017, the park used Land and Water Conservation Fund support to purchase 2,494 acres of land that allowed for better access to the park. The reauthorization of the fund moved out of committee and to the U.S. House floor on Thursday, only 17 days before it is set to expire, promising a vote that could keep the 64-year-old fund alive. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

U.S. House coalesces at 11th hour to try to save Land and Water Conservation Fund

Rep. Ken Buck, a Republican, remains the only Colorado delegate to not express support for reauthorization of the massive fund, marking a rare alignment of Colorado’s diverse D.C. delegation.

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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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Before protests brought thousands together, data pointed to a possible coronavirus resurgence in Colorado

State health officials say it will take two weeks before they can measure whether the demonstrations led to a surge in new COVID-19 cases

Greg Moore: Police and black folks — the swagger and disrespect must end

The former Editor of The Denver Post writes: “I don’t hate cops. I fear them.”

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