A sparse crowd attended the Joint Budget Committee meeting March 16, 2020, amid fears of the new coronavirus. The committee plans to continue meeting even though the Colorado legislature temporarily shut down. (John Frank, The Colorado Sun)

How Colorado lawmakers closed a $3 billion shortfall to balance the budget and why it led to tears

The Joint Budget Committee finalized how to spend $11 billion in discretionary spending ahead of the legislative session’s restart

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Michael Bennet: We will never heal until we dismantle our systemic racism

Colorado's senior U.S. senator writes about the killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed

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Hickenlooper says he “tripped” on question about Black Lives Matter as race becomes a campaign issue

Democratic candidate Andrew Romanoff pounces on his rival’s misstep, which came a week before mail ballots go to voters

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Nearly 26,000 coronavirus deaths in nursing homes spur inspections, promises of fines

In Colorado, more than 730 residents of nursing homes and senior care centers have died after contracting the disease