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In a first, Congress overrides Donald Trump’s veto of defense bill

Colorado's U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, voted in favor of the veto override. Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner was listed as "not voting."

Colorado Convention Center bidding misconduct leads to $9 million settlement

Trammel Crow Company and Mortenson Construction must pay $4.5 million each and issue a public apology to the city, according to the settlement.

Human remains found in pair of large suitcases in southwest Denver

The Denver coroner's office, which determined the unidentified remains belonged to one person, has not released a cause or manner of death

Colorado has the 9th worst economy among states in 3rd quarter

Colorado's unemployment rate has remained stagnant at around 6% for the past three months while the U.S. has reported a decrease from 7.9% to 6.7% over the same time frame

Colorado Republicans buck Trump as House approves the president’s call for $2,000 relief checks

The House also overrode Trump's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act on Monday night. Colorado's U.S. Rep. Ken Buck was the only member of the state's House delegation to side with the president and vote to block the override.

President Trump signs massive measure funding government, coronavirus relief

Democrats are promising more aid to come once President-elect Joe Biden takes office, but Republicans are signaling a wait-and-see approach

Denver Zoo struggles during coronavirus to feed its hungry animals

The zoo was closed nearly three months early in the pandemic, then imposed restrictions on crowd sizes since reopening to the public June 12

U.S. military confirms: Coronavirus won’t sideline Santa Claus

The North American Aerospace Defense Command, a joint U.S.-Canadian operation that protects the skies over both countries, has tracked the fabled jolly old man since a child mistakenly called the base in 1955, asking to speak to Santa

Colorado begins vaccinating prison workers as coronavirus spreads

Close to 7,000 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began and 20 have died

Lauren Boebert hires outgoing Trump, Cory Gardner staffers

Jeff Small, current senior adviser to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, will be Boebert’s chief of staff

$900 billion coronavirus relief bill passed by Congress, sent to Trump

Deal includes direct payments to individuals, including $600 per dependent child in a family. Money should be hitting bank accounts early next week, White House says.

2 Colorado astronauts could be headed to the moon with NASA

NASA Astronauts Matthew Dominick of Wheat Ridge and Jessica Watkins of Lafayette were among 18 astronauts selected to the Artemis Program on Dec. 9

Here’s what Congress’ $900 billion coronavirus relief bill will mean for Coloradans

The measure revives supplemental federal pandemic unemployment benefits, but at $300 per week, through March 14. It also extends special pandemic benefits for “gig” workers and extends the maximum period for state-paid jobless benefits to 50 weeks.

Congress seals agreement on $900 billion coronavirus relief bill

The deal came after months of battling and posturing, but the negotiating dynamic changed in Republicans' favor after the election and as the end of the congressional session neared

FDA clears Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine for American public

Colorado will receive 95,600 doses of Moderna's vaccine next week

More must be done to protect Colorado River from drought, federal report says

Millions of people in seven states and Mexico rely on the river for drinking water and growing crops

Colorado will receive fewer doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine this week than expected

Colorado hoped to receive 56,550 Pfizer doses on Friday. Instead the state will get 16,720 fewer doses.

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, a Colorado native, latest Trump official to catch coronavirus

Interior spokesman Nicholas Goodwin said David Bernhardt has no symptoms

Inmates in Colorado, across the U.S. facing big coronavirus risks are not atop vaccine lists

More than 249,000 inmates have tested positive and nearly 1,700 have died from COVID-19 nationwide. At a prison in Colorado last week, nearly three-quarters of inmates caught the virus.

One in 8 Americans lives in a community that has lost its local public health department leader during the pandemic.

181 public health employees, including at least 14 in Colorado, have left jobs as the typically invisible army charged with preventing the spread of infectious diseases has become a public punching bag.

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