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Donald Trump’s Colorado troubles are evident in his poll numbers, new analysis shows

The president's approval rating among voters sat near 45% at the start of his term and has only gone down as the 2020 election approaches.

Politics and Government

The first two efforts to defund police in Colorado quickly failed. Will a push at CU be the first to succeed?

The Colorado legislature passed a sweeping police accountability bill in the wake of George Floyd protests, but so far efforts to replace law enforcement with mental health workers have failed.

Crime and Courts

As Colorado College students arrived on campus, one tested positive for coronavirus. Now, an entire dorm is quarantined.

The situation underscores the difficulty of higher education during the pandemic as students at University of Colorado Boulder, the largest university or college in the state, begin moving into their housing

Education

A Colorado county asked residents to share their coronavirus stimulus money. The response was overwhelming.

Haxtun and Holyoke bridged the social distance of the Eastern Plains, raising nearly $120,000 to help 29 Phillips County businesses in need during Colorado’s COVID-19 shutdown

Coloradans

Colorado universities are increasingly losing money on sports as coaches’ pay, recruitment costs rise

Coaches’ salaries rose at every D1 and D2 university and college in Colorado except one between the 2013 and 2019 fiscal years

Education

Eager to experience Colorado in a different way, a Boulder woman set life aside to forge a new trail across the state

Starting at the Oklahoma-Kansas-Colorado border and headed toward the state’s northwest corner, India Wood is more than halfway through her expedition. She wanted to see more than just the prettiest, most popular places.

Coloradans

Only three coal-fired power plants in Colorado are set to operate past 2030 after Craig Station shutdown date is unveiled

Xcel is the only utility in Colorado with large, coal-fired power plants set to operate past 2030.

Energy

How a new community of Black artists was born out of Denver’s police brutality protests

What started with volunteers spraying “Black Lives Matter” on temporary plywood boxes became a full-fledged exhibit in Denver’s Civic Center park

Culture

Coronavirus’ latest victim: Colorado’s election night watch parties

The Democrats running in the U.S. Senate primary will gather with supporters virtually. Political strategists say they’ll be glued to their computers at home -- still dressed up and still having a drink or two.

Politics and Government

One-third of Colorado is now in a severe drought, mostly in the south

58 out of 64 counties are experiencing drier than normal conditions and that could mean wildfire trouble and result in crop losses

Environment

Planning for drought has made Colorado whitewater rafting companies ready to weather coronavirus

Adding lodging and land adventures, like ziplines, via ferrata and art classes, has helped outfitters keep their place as outdoor economic engines, even when weather and illness make it tough.

Outdoors

How Colorado will run an election amid the coronavirus and what it means for the June primary

The need for social distancing may lead to delays in reporting ballot returns for June 30 primary, county clerks warn

Politics and Government

Larimer County coal-fired power plant will close 16 years early as Colorado speeds move toward renewable energy

Shut down of Rawhide Unit 1 leaves only a few big coal burning plants in Colorado without retirement dates as utilities feel pressure from customers, government to meet climate goals

Energy

Where Hickenlooper and Romanoff split on major policies in Democratic U.S. Senate primary

Health care, the Green New Deal and the electoral college are three areas where the candidates disagree

Politics and Government

“It’s incredibly important we all get counted”: Rural Colorado’s Census response rates are lagging

Coronavirus concerns mean that door-to-door follow-up by Census takers in Colorado won’t begin until August

News

Worried about coronavirus safety at work? Colorado lawmakers want you to speak out without facing retaliation

House Bill 1415 has drawn concerns from Republicans and business groups who worry that it is unnecessary and will lead to frivolous lawsuits

Politics and Government

“My dinner is on the line”: Colorado Supreme Court rules it was OK for judge’s wife to sit on jury

Adams County District Judge Judge Thomas R. Ensor joked with attorneys in the trial to “be nice to Juror 25” -- his wife -- because dinner was on the line.

Crime and Courts