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ACLU asks judge to issue emergency order reducing Colorado’s prison population amid coronavirus outbreaks

An ongoing lawsuit alleges Gov. Jared Polis and his Department of Corrections is putting prisoners in danger of contracting coronavirus in what amounts to cruel and unusual punishment

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Colorado’s governor says prisoners won’t be prioritized for a coronavirus vaccine. A state plan outlines otherwise.

Gov. Jared Polis’ comments Tuesday run counter to the ethical framework in a plan drafted by his administration. Colorado officials say the plan will be revised next week.

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“If we close, you can’t go to work”: Colorado child care centers poised for a big infusion of state money

More women than men have left the workforce and not returned since the pandemic. Lack, or fear, of child care is to blame.

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Colorado lawmakers’ coronavirus aid plans include distributing $22.5 million in taxpayer money through nonprofits

Democrats claim that sending the money through non-governmental organizations will ensure it is distributed quickly. Republicans worry about plans to send aid to people living in the U.S. illegally.

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Colorado governor says he has very mild symptoms after testing positive for coronavirus on Saturday

Jared Polis and his partner, Marlon Reis, tested positive for the disease after Polis was exposed to someone with COVID-19 on Wednesday. Limited information on his infection has been released.

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Colorado lawmakers demand counties comply with coronavirus restrictions to access relief money

A bill offering $37 million in direct aid to needy businesses would cut out places -- like Weld County -- that refuse to adhere to state COVID-19 mandates

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On first day of special legislative session, Colorado lawmakers contend with coronavirus exposure scare

A Republican staffer in the Colorado House was on the chamber’s floor Monday morning despite recently testing positive for COVID-19. She had been cleared to return to work, her boss says.

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Supreme Court seems skeptical of Trump’s plan to exclude noncitizens from the census

No president has tried to do what Trump outlined in a memo in July: remove millions of noncitizens from the once-a-decade head count of the U.S. population.

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Colorado lawmakers reconvene to consider stimulus plan, but experts question the cost to the state

Gov. Jared Polis put forward a $1.3 billion stimulus plan and called a special legislative session to take the steps to help unemployed and businesses