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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

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 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

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

PopSockets, Sonos complain of bullying by tech giants like Amazon in Congressional hearing held in Boulder

The hearing by the House antitrust subcommittee is investigating anti-competitive practices by “the gatekeepers.”

Business

How Zooey Deschanel and a 90-year-old grandmother inspired a musical passion — and a murder mystery

As if obsession with ukeleles weren't enough, there's also the story of how author C.C. Harrison's book got listed as "underwear" on Amazon.com

SunLit Interviews

As Denver airport’s passenger numbers have seen a meteoric rise, so have its cargo operations. And that says a lot.

The jump in cargo loads at Denver International Airport is a solid indicator of Colorado’s economic growth. And it also presents an area for the hub to expand its operations.

Business

Amazon adds muscle to Boulder company’s years-long battle against counterfeit goods

Boulder's Nite Ize, maker of phone mounts and speciality lights, is embroiled in an international fight to stop flood of knockoffs from being sold by Amazon's third-party sellers

Technology

Cory Gardner, Mike Johnston draw early money from outside Colorado in U.S. Senate race

John Hickenlooper raises $2 million in the first month of his presidential bid -- far less than some of his competitors

Politics and Government

Jared Polis has 208 options to lower your taxes. But it’ll be harder than you may think.

The governor is pledging to cut income taxes as much as $450 million by eliminating corporate tax loopholes in Colorado

Politics and Government

Amazon deliveries — essential in Colorado mountain towns — causing package pile-ups, long lines at tiny post offices

In “end-of-the-pavement” communities like Crested Butte, the once-simple practice of picking up mail has turned into day-long waits and lost packages

Business
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