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Opinion: 3 Colorado county leaders on how the new legislative plan for transportation could be revved up

The time for investing in our future is right now. Let's not kick the can down the road — again.

Opinion Columns
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Colorado will likely miss its recycling goals again this year. What will it take to change the tide of waste?

Recycling has been seen as a personal responsibility, but more initiatives around the state are looking at making structural, systemic change.


Colorado gave local governments more power to regulate oil and gas. And some are using it.

The legislature’s 2019 overhaul of drilling rules through Senate Bill 181 empowered some cities and counties to prioritize safety. But other energy-friendly areas have held back on flexing their new muscles.

Politics and Government

Opinion: Despite COVID-19 challenges, educators are doing their best to serve students

We will continue to work with our school districts to prioritize the health and safety of students and educators while creating the best learning and teaching conditions.

Opinion Columns

Mask rules in jails vary from county to county as pandemic worsens in Colorado

In El Paso County, site of one of the largest coronavirus outbreaks in the state people who are jailed only recently started receiving cloth masks to protect themselves


More Coloradans than ever voted this year, and the state’s turnout ranks in the top 5 nationwide

Members of both major parties and unaffiliated voters all cast ballots at record-high rates, but Democratic counties led the way

Election 2020

Colorado election officials say they’re confident voters will be able to cast their votes safely

Voter intimidation and electioneering have not been serious issues in Colorado, and officials expect that to continue through election day

Election 2020

Why Colorado Democrats are trying to unseat the most bipartisan Republican in the legislature

Kevin Priola’s seat in Adams County is a top target for Democrats this year as the party tries to expand their majority in the Colorado Senate

Politics and Government

Rejected ballots top 10,000 in Colorado. Election officials are working to get them counted.

Mail ballot rejections in the 2020 election remain below average, but are expected to rise and disproportionately affect younger voters, an analysis shows

Election 2020

Colorado vote tracker: Here’s a look at turnout in the 2020 election

A statewide analysis and breakdown of the top 11 counties shows Democrats hold the vote edge in Colorado

Election 2020

Colorado opens statewide in-person voting with rules designed to prevent coronavirus outbreaks

Counties across the state have set up voting procedures to address health guidelines and voter fears about COVID-19, using money from the federal CARES Act to buy everything from gloves to disposable pens.

Election 2020

Opinion: Want to support Colorado firefighters? Take action on climate change.

Opinion Columns

Wealthy Colorado parents are hiring teachers for private learning pods, leaving low-income students behind

As school plans change and some districts opt for remote learning, deep-pocketed parents are shelling out big sums so they get back to work with peace of mind. Those who can’t afford to do so risk their kids’ ability to stay on track.


Coronavirus temporarily closed the book on Colorado’s public libraries. But they found new ways to fulfill their mission.

From phone calls with seniors to online quiz shows to live-streamed outdoor concerts, Colorado libraries have discovered that they can still connect with their communities


“My dinner is on the line”: Colorado Supreme Court rules it was OK for judge’s wife to sit on jury

Adams County District Judge Judge Thomas R. Ensor joked with attorneys in the trial to “be nice to Juror 25” -- his wife -- because dinner was on the line.

Crime and Courts

Colorado public health agencies are alerting law enforcement about people with coronavirus

The Colorado Sun learned the practice is or was being carried out in at least six counties in the state. The ACLU of Colorado is worried about the protection of the information and the chilling effect it could have.


Most of Denver area to remain under stay-at-home order as governor eases statewide restrictions

The extended orders mean that about half of Colorado’s 6 million residents will remain under some kind of stay-at-home directive. Douglas County, the lone exception, will follow the state’s safer-at-home guidance.


Metro counties drop stay-at-home orders for one issued by state of Colorado

Public health departments representing Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Jefferson and Douglas counties say the patchwork of decrees was confusing, and tell residents to stay at home until April 11.


To boost low measles vaccination rates, public health agencies are targeting Colorado’s biggest counties

After an executive order from Gov. Jared Polis, departments are running radio ads, mailing parents and urging schools to beef up vaccination efforts to avoid an outbreak


Former Westminster cop pleads guilty to violating civil rights of woman he sexually assaulted on duty

Curtis Arganbright, 42, faces up to 10 years in federal prison when he is sentenced in March

Crime and Courts
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