From left: Kayleen Castelli and Matthew Castelli, a married couple who are both Environmental Protection Agency lawyers, talk about being out of work and without pay during the government shutdown. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

“It feels like a Band-Aid”: Colorado federal workers’ unemployment claims near 3,000 as short-term shutdown deal is reached

The Colorado labor department has paid out nearly $450,000 in unemployment claims as of Friday, creating a complicated situation as workers receive back pay

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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