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Colorado may have missed a deadline to plan for reducing greenhouse gasses. Now the state faces a lawsuit.

Some critics say what is lacking is a lead from Gov. Jared Polis

Trains could return to Colorado’s Tennessee Pass, rumble through Leadville under pair of proposals

A billionaire-backed agricultural outfit in southeast Colorado and a fledgling oil railroad project in Utah want to run trains on Union Pacific’s long dormant tracks between Cañon City and Dotsero.

Why a global fight over airplane manufacturing is affecting wine lists in Colorado restaurants

A 25% tariff on wines from France, Germany and Spain was supposed to make Boeing more competitive against Airbus. But it has mostly caused havoc for wholesale wine businesses and their restaurant customers.

Storm damage to delay Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad’s service for months

The railroad's line from Durango to Silverton is expected to be out of service for the next eight to 16 weeks.

Air quality improved slightly during the stay-at-home order. But Colorado still has a serious pollution problem.

Officials have until June 2021 to meet a ground-level ozone compliance deadline set by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Colorado offers $4.1 million to cities that use pavement for people, not cars, as part of coronavirus recovery

The new “Can Do Colorado” initiative offers grants for communities that expand dining, shopping and pedestrian access into common areas, including streets and parking lots

Amid budget crunch, Colorado nets much-needed windfall for road projects with strong debt sale

The market for bond-like debt has shrugged off the pandemic crisis, allowing the Colorado transportation agency to avoid draconian budget cuts

Coronavirus created the shortest commercial jet flight in the country — Eagle to Aspen. But it won’t last.

The Department of Transportation is expected to OK the end of the “mountain hopper” that circles from Dallas to Eagle, Aspen and Montrose and back to Texas to meet federal rules in a $58 billion coronavirus stimulus package for airlines

Fewer traffic collisions during coronavirus shutdowns means longer waits for organ donations

Deaths from accidents are the biggest source of organs for transplant, accounting for 33% of donations, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing

Fly from Aspen to Montrose for $30? Airlines are being allowed to cut small-airport service during coronavirus

With air travel contracting to 5% of pre-coronavirus levels, airlines now are allowed to cut some airports. Analysts project Colorado vacation towns aren’t on the chopping block.

Airlines flying empty planes to small Colorado airports plead for OK to cut service

Colorado's mountain tourist destinations are siding with airlines on temporary cutbacks, but they're fearful long-term loss of service. The airlines are making the ask despite pocketing federal coronavirus relief funds.

Mount Evans Highway, Independence Pass into Aspen will remain closed because of coronavirus

The highway usually opens the Thursday before Memorial Day weekend, which would have been May 21 this year

United tried to cut flights to Gunnison using some questionable geographic reasoning. The feds said no.

United Airlines, staggering after coronavirus shutdowns required 80% reduction in flights, asked to end flights to Gunnison, but federal regulators said no. Flights will continue, even though they're only 10% full.

Colorado unveils new plan to get more electric vehicles — of all sizes — onto its roads

For the first time, the state has outlined plans for the electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. But the coronavirus brings caveats.

Coronavirus has Coloradans driving fast and furious. Knock it off, law enforcement says.

Tickets for drivers speeding more than 40 mph over the limit remain high even as Colorado traffic has declined as much as 80%. “There are no autobahns in Colorado, but some drivers right now seem to think there are,” one state trooper says.

Auto dealers, electric-vehicle startups reach compromise to allow Colorado direct-to-consumer sales

Senate Bill 167 would clarify which automakers are allowed to sell electric vehicles without a dealership, after Tesla found a loophole

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

Colorado lawmakers inch forward on transportation deal as gas tax hike becomes political touch point

Americans for Prosperity is launching ads at gas station pumps and sending mailers criticizing lawmakers for overspending tax dollars

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

WATCH: Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado lawmakers pitch their big ideas for the 2020 legislative session

The event, co-hosted with CBS4 and the University of Denver’s Estlow Center for Journalism & New Media and the Center on American Politics, begins at 6:30 p.m. Return to this page to watch a livestream.

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