Kindergarten teacher Katie Hoiland works on a reading project with students Reese Bennett, left, and Demitris Mitchell on Jan. 23, 2019 at Aragon Elementary in Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8. Aragon is one of the schools that showed drastic improvement in reading levels after using READ Act funds to overhaul teaching techniques. (Mark Reis, Special to The Colorado Sun)

All Colorado schools will remain closed for the rest of the academic year

The governor’s office announced the extended closure hours after Gov. Jared Polis held a news conference describing a phased approach that would allow many non-essential retail businesses, manufacturing plants, offices, and service providers to re-open

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Colorado’s Democratic U.S. Senate candidates are set for debates: What questions do you want asked?

The Colorado Sun and its news partners are hosting a debate between John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff on June 10

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Coronavirus-related deaths among Colorado nursing home residents near 800; third prison inmate dies

New coronavirus infections in Colorado have been leveling off or trending downward over the past two weeks. However state health officials warn a resurgence may be building.

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A coronavirus shift to online shopping has helped save some retail sales — and tax revenue — in Colorado

The state collected nearly a half-billion dollars more sales tax last year than in 2016, when Amazon began charging Colorado shoppers sales tax. March coronavirus disruptions resulted in 15% decline.