Gov. Jared Polis speaks before signing a hospital transparency bill into law at the Colorado Capitol in Denver on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The law is designed to identify what drives up health care costs and insurance premiums. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

A look at how policies passed during Colorado’s 2019 legislative session will impact you

How most the new state laws will affect Coloradans will take weeks, months or years to see. But others are more immediate.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

To understand the future of the Colorado River, look to a frowny, eel-faced fish: the humpback chub

Talks to revise water-use agreements are set to begin later this year as Colorado River flows shrink. The fate of the humpback chub helps explain the challenge.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

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

Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published

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.