Articles By Tamara Chuang

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More than 40% of Coloradans don’t have a retirement plan at work. The state seeks to change that.

The state-facilitated plan aims to better prepare adults for retirement plus offset future costs to care for an aging population. But extra steps have some employers decrying yet another mandate on business.

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Rural Colorado sees more broadband options coming online. But getting up to speed is taking longer than anticipated in some areas.

The expansion goes nicely with the state’s goal to get rural Colorado up to speed -- to 92% by June from 87% today

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Electric-vehicle makers want to sell directly to Coloradans. Dealers say that’s a “solution in search of a problem.”

Senate Bill 167 would let all makers of EVs, including Ford, sell their electric SUVs directly to customers, bypassing dealerships

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Will 2020 be the year Colorado bans plastic bags, Styrofoam and other single-use plastics?

Lawmakers struck out with the first bill this session to make way for local plastic bans in Colorado. But two more are up to bat this month to regulate single-use plastics

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As Coloradans grow older, there’s a push for policies that benefit all ages

“Creating opportunities for 20-year-olds will help them when they’re 60,” said Elizabeth Garner, the state's demographer

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A Fort Collins chocolate maker has the world’s largest selection of single-origin bars, but that’s not its purpose

The craft chocolate world is small, confusing and pricey. But this niche wants to educate consumers about where cacao comes from and how much it really costs to grow beans and make chocolate.

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How SamSam ransomware took down CDOT and how the state fought back — twice

When cyberattackers held CDOT files hostage and demanded bitcoin in 2018, the state learned a $1.7 million lesson about cybersecurity

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Colorado got $3.6 million from the Equifax breach. It’ll help start a rural college program to prevent this from happening again.

Colorado Northwestern Community College plans to start cybersecurity classes this Fall while the rest of the money will be spent on consumer education and possibly a loan-forgiveness program.

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Even if you make more than minimum wage, this updated Colorado rule could affect you

After 10 months of debate and public input, the revised pay standards are adopted; increase to minimum salary threshold is delayed to 2021.