Lee, one of Denver Zoo's former polar bears, is photographed on January 24, 2013. He was transferred to the Columbus Zoo in Ohio in November 2018. (Courtesy of Denver Zoo)

There’s a lot more to the departure of Denver Zoo’s polar bears than you’ve heard

Stressed-out grizzlies, antiquated habitats and an uncertain master plan all played a part

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$338 million in federal “Lost Wages” relief paid to Coloradans so far

About one-third of $553 million for the extra $300 weekly benefits remain, and must be claimed by Oct. 10. About 6% of jobless Coloradans are not eligible

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Colorado governor pardons 2,732 people with convictions for possessing up to one ounce of marijuana

House Bill 1424 gave Gov. Jared Polis the ability to pardon people with convictions for possessing up to two ounces of marijuana, but he opted to act only on cases where people were convicted of possessing one ounce or less of cannabis

Colorado releases its plan to slash greenhouse gases, leaving some environmental groups wanting more

The Colorado Greenhouse Pollution Reduction Roadmap, nine months in the making, quickly drew flak when it was released on Wednesday