The emergency room entrance to Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, photographed on Oct. 22, 2019. (John Ingold, The Colorado Sun)

$10,000-a-day fines and other things to know about Colorado’s new public health insurance option bill

Hospitals and insurance companies are required to participate in the plan, which lawmakers finally introduced Thursday

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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

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What do Jeffco schools use to teach reading? District leaders don’t know, and neither does the public.

District leaders told Chalkbeat that each school has the autonomy to select its own reading curriculum, but officials don’t track what schools have chosen.