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Former staffer sues Doug Lamborn, claims he took a “reckless and dangerous” approach to coronavirus

A former staffer to U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging the Republican congressman ignored COVID-19 precautions — including mask wearing and social distancing — and created unsafe working conditions in his offices.  The legal action also accuses Lamborn of using his position in Congress to benefit his family, making staff run […]

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Two planes collide midair near Cherry Creek Reservoir on approach path for Centennial Airport

Two small airplanes collided over Cherry Creek State Park on Wednesday morning as they prepared to land at Centennial Airport, one of the nation’s busiest general aviation airports. No one was killed or injured. One aircraft with two people aboard crash landed roughly 4 miles north of Centennial airport in Cherry Creek State Park while […]

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Coronavirus hit hotels hard, but it didn’t stop a Colorado Springs couple from opening a new one

Bobby and Brooke Mikulas poured four years into one goal: opening a boutique hotel.  The couple spent nearly a year traveling the world, visiting 17 countries, and wanted to bring the hospitality they encountered to Colorado Springs. With financial expertise from a friend, Nate Grimm, the three got to work on Kinship Landing, an 82-unit, […]

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Almost 75% of likely Colorado voters are already vaccinated against coronavirus or plan to get inoculated, poll shows

Nearly three in four likely Colorado voters have been or plan to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, a new survey from Keating Research, OnSight Public Affairs and Mike Melanson shows.  The poll of 528 likely Colorado voters from April 20-26 is an encouraging sign that the state will be able to inoculate 75% or more […]

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Universal free lunch will help Colorado districts keep feeding kids. But could it also rob some schools of state funding?

When Paula Buser heard that the U.S. Department of Agriculture would fund universal free lunch for schools throughout the country next year, she hit a crossroads of emotions, falling somewhere between contented and concerned. Food insecurity has plagued families in Fremont County during the pandemic, said Buser, who directs support services for Cañon City School […]

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Coloradans are worried about affordable housing and want the government to do something about it, poll shows

Most Colorado voters think their state has an affordable housing problem and want the government to intervene to solve it, a new poll from Magellan Strategies shows.  The online survey of 508 registered Colorado voters between March 30 and April 2 revealed increasing support for policy initiatives to combat what more and more people describe […]

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Colorado businesses would be required to accept cash under measure headed to governor’s desk

Colorado businesses could be fined up to $250 if they refuse to accept cash for goods and services under a bill that cleared the state legislature on Tuesday and is headed to Gov. Jared Polis’ desk. The measure from state Rep. Alex Valdez and state Sen. Robert Rodriguez, who are both Denver Democrats, would make […]

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Kids aren’t getting school lunches as they learn from home. A plan will get money for missed meals to Colorado families.

Only half of Colorado students eligible for pandemic-related food assistance actually got money set aside for them last school year. Now the same program has been extended and Colorado’s education and human services departments are working double-time to reach more kids who missed meals because the coronavirus upset school schedules.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

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Two passengers sue United Airlines for flight cut short by dramatic engine explosion over Denver

Two passengers on a flight from Denver cut short after the plane’s engine exploded over the Denver area filed lawsuits Friday against United Airlines claiming each “suffered, and continues to suffer, personal, emotional, and pecuniary injuries.” Passengers Joseph McGinley and Jonathan Strawn, who were on their way home to Hawaii on Feb. 20, claim in […]