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Your concert ticket is now your palm as Amazon brings new technology to Red Rocks

Starting Tuesday, concertgoers at the venue can connect their palm to a ticketing account

Technology

What’s Working: As Colorado’s labor shortage blame game continues, most unemployed workers are actually back at work

Plus: A busy week at the unemployment office despite federal benefits expiring, who’s hiring and is Amazon really offering to pay for college?

Economy

Arvada City Council rejects Amazon’s bid to build a last-mile delivery warehouse

Mayor Marc Williams and Mayor Pro Tem Dot Miller were the two dissenting votes

Business

What’s Working: Labor shortage or meager pay? The Colorado debate has begun.

Plus: Amazon and national fast food chains up the ante on lower-wage jobs, how much one trucking company pays drivers and ID.me’s troubled Step 6

Economy

Amazon hiring for 3,000 jobs in Denver; offering $100 to vaccinated hires

Amazon is seeking to hire 75,000 people across the nation.

Business

Former Amazon worker files Colorado whistleblower complaint

Linda Rodriguez alleged in her complaint filed Thursday that Amazon fired her in 2020 because she raised concerns about the company's policies and practices

Business

Amazon’s first electric vans started delivering packages in the Denver area this week

The metro area is one of 16 cities planned for new Rivian delivery vans. But the EVs will stay close to distribution centers because of their limited 150-mile range.

Environment

Opinion: For Colorado’s small businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic is the wrong time to rein in Big Tech

Their tools are a digital safety net that enable small businesses like mine to survive.

Opinion Columns

Rep. Mark Baisley: It’s time to rein in Big Tech

If not, we face losing the entrepreneurial spirit and drive that has kept our economy the best in the world for generations.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Voluntary, piecemeal actions by online companies to cut down on misinformation are not enough

We need to have a substantive conversation about accountability, transparency, and regulation of social media platforms.

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s tiny mountain post offices are hamstrung — for the second straight holiday season

Last year’s nightmares went unfixed, amplifying problems when the coronavirus sent retail shopping online, coupled with a spike in deliveries, to spectacular highs

Coloradans

Opinion: Small businesses are disappearing while Amazon’s profits grow

Opinion Columns

How Amazon hid its safety crisis in Colorado — and nationwide

Amazon’s safety team knew there was a problem at its fulfillment center in Thornton. Internal reports sent to Amazon safety managers across the country in early 2019 repeatedly flagged the warehouse for having especially high injury rates

Business

The $300 “Lost Wages” bonus begins, Amazon is hiring like crazy and answers from Colorado’s labor department

The chaos of pandemic employment continues but What’s Working has got you covered.

Business

Big Tech asserts its influence in Colorado, but the U.S. Senate candidates aren’t willing to discuss it

Amid debate in Congress, Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper have said little about whether more regulation is needed for the technology industry

Politics and Government

Why Colorado’s housing market looks so hot even though coronavirus is ravaging the economy

Home prices are up, the mortgage industry is thriving and 93.9% of renters paid July rent. But sudden unemployment caused a widening of cracks that have been there all along.

Business

A Colorado author’s “dream trip” to the Amazon rain forest inspired “Tree of Dreams”

For Laura Resau, seeing the landscape and learning about the culture of indigenous people led to plans for artistic collaboration -- including one that soon will come to fruition

SunLit Interviews

Flown into the heart of the Amazon rain forest, a party of travelers has second thoughts

Laura Resau's layered work of juvenile literature combines mysticism, hard truths about the destruction of the rain forest and its Indigenous people -- and chocolate

Book Excerpts

A coronavirus shift to online shopping has helped save some retail sales — and tax revenue — in Colorado

The state collected nearly a half-billion dollars more sales tax last year than in 2016, when Amazon began charging Colorado shoppers sales tax. March coronavirus disruptions resulted in 15% decline.

Business

Colorado unemployment claims passed 100,000 last week as job losses continue to outpace Great Recession levels

Mountain communities saw the largest increases in unemployment claims. The state’s filing system, meanwhile, is gearing up to pay out an additional $600 a week thanks to the federal stimulus package.

Business
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