A closed hair salon is pictured on a weekday afternoon along Federal Boulevard in Westminster on May 13, 2020. (Andy Colwell, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Nearly one-third of new pandemic unemployment claims last week were fake, Colorado’s labor department says

The FBI is investigating the multi-state scheme involving stolen identities and backdated claims. Meanwhile, the department stopped payments on half of them, resulting in $34 million not being paid.

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Colorado election officials say they’re confident voters will be able to cast their votes safely

Voter intimidation and electioneering have not been serious issues in Colorado, and officials expect that to continue through election day

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Colorado health officials warn state could reach record coronavirus hospitalizations by Nov. 10

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says its modeling shows that approximately one out of every 219 Coloradans are currently infectious with COVID-19

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Why so many Coloradans leave college financial aid on the table — and how to fix that

The state’s low completion rates of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid among high students places Colorado near the bottom in the nation