Articles By Tamara Chuang

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A coronavirus shift to online shopping has helped save some retail sales — and tax revenue — in Colorado

The state collected nearly a half-billion dollars more sales tax last year than in 2016, when Amazon began charging Colorado shoppers sales tax. March coronavirus disruptions resulted in 15% decline.

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Colorado unemployment filings decline for sixth straight week, though payouts remain high

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said on Thursday that 15,603 initial claims were filed last week for people normally eligible to collect benefits

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Only 6% of calls to Colorado’s unemployment line are getting answered. But changes are on the horizon.

Calls to the state's unemployment call center are 10-30 times higher than pre-coronavirus. Colorado has ramped up its capacity, but soon getting help may no longer require a phone call.

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Colorado, Denver join 25 other cities and states in suing EPA for relaxing clean-car rule

The EPA’s final rule also could impact Colorado’s zero-emissions mandate

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Colorado’s unemployment rate hit 11.3% in April, its highest-ever level

The rate is the highest it has been since the state began tracking unemployment levels in 1976

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Colorado will miss its goal to hit 92% broadband coverage in rural areas by June

Sussing out which parts of the state barely have service is a guessing game. But several gigabit internet projects in the works could fill gaps.

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Little-known internet network plans Western Colorado expansion to link students, nonprofits to supercomputers

Front Range-based GigaPop wants to team with local governments on the Western Slope to improve broadband in rural Colorado. It’s looking for funding for the $2.2 million project.

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Colorado’s unemployment system, slammed with coronavirus claims, inadvertently exposed people’s private data

The unauthorized access is blamed on a vendor's technical issue and was identified and blocked within an hour after it was noticed on Saturday, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

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Colorado’s unemployment fund could run out of money next month. Here’s what that means for businesses.

Some businesses will see a 54-85% hike in insurance premiums as Colorado's jobless fund becomes insolvent