Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signs House Bill 1039 and House Bill 1129 into law on the west steps of the Colorado Capitol on Friday, May 31, 2019. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s first openly gay governor signs two of state’s most significant LGBTQ measures into law since 2013

The legislation makes it easier for transgender people to change their birth certificates without surgery, a doctor’s note or a court order and also bans so-called “gay conversion therapy” for minors

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Boulder County health officials warn that unchecked coronavirus rates could lead to stay-at-home return

The county, dealing with an outbreak at CU Boulder, has already passed one of the thresholds that could warrant a shutdown similar to what was mandated in March

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Colorado governor pleads with parents to sign their kids up for school as state faces enrollment declines

Gov. Jared Polis said he fears some Colorado parents are trying to home school their kids without proper planning and curriculums

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How Amazon hid its safety crisis in Colorado — and nationwide

Amazon’s safety team knew there was a problem at its fulfillment center in Thornton. Internal reports sent to Amazon safety managers across the country in early 2019 repeatedly flagged the warehouse for having especially high injury rates