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Moe Clark

The Colorado Sun
moe@coloradosun.com

“We have nowhere to go”: Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans at risk of eviction

For one Aurora family, eviction could come as soon as this week. The case against them was filed before Gov. Jared Polis’ executive order pausing evictions went into effect.

Air quality improved slightly during the stay-at-home order. But Colorado still has a serious pollution problem.

Officials have until June 2021 to meet a ground-level ozone compliance deadline set by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Hundreds gather in downtown Denver for memorial service in honor of George Floyd

Protests in Denver in response to Floyd’s death at the hands of police officers in Minnesota reached their eighth straight day on Thursday

Day and night: Organizers of Denver protests say mayhem after dark is muddying their message

The daytime protests over George Floyd’s death have provided a space to collectively mourn and rally against police brutality. Many are heartbroken over the destruction that comes after dark.

George Floyd has revived a Colorado effort to change how police-involved deaths are investigated

Stalled legislation born out of the fatal Colorado Springs police shooting of 19-year-old De’von Bailey last year may now get a second look in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and protests in Denver.

“It feels like my back is up against a wall”: Why a handful of Colorado lawmakers are afraid to come to the Capitol

The Colorado legislature began allowing remote voting and participation this week after a partisan fight over whether to allow the practice.

Food-assistance requests keep soaring in Colorado despite slowing coronavirus unemployment claims

Nearly 70,000 more Coloradans received SNAP benefits in April compared to March. State officials expect that number to continue to climb during the coronavirus crisis.

Colorado likely won’t have an accurate coronavirus death count for months, or even years

17% more deaths occurred in Colorado in March and April compared to last year — and only a fraction are listed as COVID-19 victims. Here’s what we know about the “excess deaths.”

Remembering the Coloradans lost to coronavirus

“It saved us”: A recent infusion of federal funds is helping Colorado’s rural hospitals stay afloat

The funds will help rural facilities keep their doors open amid the coronavirus crisis, but it’s unclear how far the money will stretch

Extreme drought conditions, coronavirus have Colorado wildfire managers anxious

At least 76% of Colorado now is experiencing drought conditions, compared with 16% this time last year. That, combined with worries about the spread of COVID-19, has firefighters worried wildfire response will be tapped.

Coloradans in the U.S. illegally — and their citizen families — were denied coronavirus aid. Will the state step in?

Democratic lawmakers and advocates want to follow California’s lead and offer assistance regardless of citizenship status

How an emergency food network grew out of the coronavirus crisis to deliver 90,000 free meals to Coloradans

The Denver Metro Emergency Food Network hopes to deliver 250,000 meals by June 1. And they want to extend the network far beyond the coronavirus crisis.

COVID diaries: Meet the chef coordinating 3,000 meals a day for hungry and homebound Coloradans

Josh Ford

Colorado unveils new plan to get more electric vehicles — of all sizes — onto its roads

For the first time, the state has outlined plans for the electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. But the coronavirus brings caveats.

Coronavirus has left an Aurora clinic for refugees busier than ever and facing big challenges

Since the coronavirus crisis hit Colorado, P.J. Parmar estimates his staff of 10 at Ardas Family Medicine has tested close to 300 refugees for the new coronavirus, with 45% coming back positive.

Colorado has had 201 police-related deaths since 2014. Lawmakers want a better way to investigate them.

The statewide Independent Monitor Program would investigate law enforcement-involved deaths. But it’s unclear if the yet-to-be introduced bill will advance once the “coronavirus pause” is over.

600 beds will open at Denver’s National Western complex to give homeless men safer space during coronavirus outbreak

The shelter will provide safe shelter for 600 men who were bunking at Denver Rescue Mission shelters that will temporarily close on Thursday. A similar space for women is being developed.

State lawmakers, Denver council members urge governor to do more to help homeless through coronavirus

Eighteen lawmakers and a handful of other elected officials on Saturday sent Gov. Jared Polis a letter to mobilize the National Guard to help and dramatically increase available motel and hotel spaces for people to self-isolate/quarantine

Colorado’s efforts to scale up PPE production are being tangled in federal red tape, certification process

Makers of products ranging from snowboards to garments are now producing personal protective equipment in response to the coronavirus. But some say they can’t get their products into the state’s pipeline.

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