A note on the door of the Colorado Senate on March 11, 2020, asking visitors to send emails to lawmakers instead of passing them business cards or notes. “I’m not a health expert,” said Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert, a Parker Republican. “But if large groups of people congregating in a confined area increases the chance of spreading it, it kind of seems like something we ought to avoid.” (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

Colorado lawmakers upend the legislative session with decision to adjourn. Here’s what comes next.

Questions persist on whether the legislative session will resume, and how much lawmaking will take place in private in the interim

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Colorado unemployment claims slowed last week, but are still far outpacing Great Recession levels

46,065 out-of-work people made claims, down 25% from the week before. The numbers will rise next week, when “gig workers” become able to file for help.

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She closed her Colorado child care center because of coronavirus. Now, she’s wondering if she’ll ever reopen.

Bill Jaeger, vice president of early childhood and policy initiatives at the Colorado Children’s Campaign, said he’s concerned the industry — where providers already operate on the thinnest of margins — could collapse

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Colorado teachers union: Pay everyone through school year, negotiate remote learning and halt evictions

The Colorado Education Association delivered a petition to Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday signed by more than 3,000 members