Voters cast ballots at Denver's 14th Avenue and Bannock Street polling station on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

Coloradans may face 4 spending questions this year. Will new nicotine tax measure overload the ballot?

The proposal, announced Wednesday by Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic state lawmakers, would set a uniform nicotine tax at 62 percent. That would lift the taxes on a package of cigarettes to $2.49 from 84 cents.

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Jeffco Public Schools will allow all students to return to school buildings this fall

The district will also have a remote option for any students who want to keep learning from home

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Colorado’s governor thinks it’s stupid to not wear a mask. So why isn’t he requiring you to do it?

As a growing number of states and Colorado counties and cities require mask-wearing, Gov. Jared Polis has declined to issue a statewide mandate requiring Coloradans to don a face covering in public.

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Federal coronavirus loans helped Colorado’s rural hospitals stay afloat

Many of Colorado’s rural hospitals are the community’s top employer and the only provider for hundreds of miles