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Alex Valdez

Alex Valdez
Alex Valdez

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

House Bill 1048 comes amid an increase in digital transactions accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. Opponents say the policy is onerous.

Politics and Government

Coloradans convicted of marijuana possession could easily get their record sealed under new bill

House Bill 1090 also raises the legal limit for recreational marijuana possession up to two ounces, opening up the possibility of additional pardons from Gov. Jared Polis

Politics and Government

Coalition demands fence line monitors, tougher caps at Suncor to protect Colorado communities

Activists and legislators from Denver and Pueblo want the state to put teeth into environmental justice for communities of color.

Environment

Colorado lawmakers want to stop dogs, cats from being euthanized in shelters for lack of space

Senate Bill 164 sets a “standard of care” but still allows euthanasia if the animal is terminally ill, injured or dangerous. Shelters say that’s already current practice.

Politics and Government

Colorado wants to let pharmacists write prescriptions for HIV prevention drugs

House Bill 1061 to make PrEP available at pharmacies without a doctor's visit is aimed at eliminating HIV infections in Colorado as prevention funding is cut and access plateaus

Health

On your left! Here comes another attempt to get scooters off the sidewalks

Colorado law says electric scooters are toys, but that’s likely to change

Transportation