Rafael Cueto Rios, left, stands with his wife and a group of workers at a news conference outside of the Colorado Department of Labor offices in downtown Denver on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. The group was calling for Colorado's minimum wage laws to apply to everyone. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado’s minimum wage rules don’t apply to farm, construction and other jobs. But that might be changing.

A decades-old rule governing minimum wage means a wide swath of low-income employees don’t qualify for overtime pay, lunch breaks

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Colorado is extending its special health insurance enrollment period because so many are rushing to get coverage

The state created the enrollment period so more people can have health insurance as the coronavirus spreads

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Colorado’s hospitality industry hardest hit by coronavirus unemployment, with claims up 600% in a week

The impact of coronavirus closures had 40,000 Coloradans applying for unemployment since Sunday, bringing the total number of official claims and new applicants in the past three weeks to at least 121,328

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41-year-old El Paso County sheriff’s deputy dies from coronavirus as deaths from disease hit 98

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says Deputy Jeff Hopkins had been with the agency since 2001. He was married.