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Opinion: 10 things Colorado employers should do to create an economy for all

We’ve been through a lot over the last year, overcoming significant challenges that none of us saw when we celebrated the New Year on Jan. 1, 2020. That’s what we do in Colorado: We overcome challenges, we come together to support each other and find solutions to our state’s most pressing issues.  That’s why U.S. […]

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Wind turbine company Vestas cuts 450 jobs in plants across Colorado

PUEBLO — A wind turbine company based in Denmark has laid off 450 workers from its manufacturing plants in Colorado, citing lower market demand. Vestas Wind Systems A/S laid off 120 workers at its Pueblo tower-manufacturing plant, where it employed more than 800 workers at its peak, The Pueblo Chieftain reported  Wednesday. “The reductions represent […]

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Opinion: Colorado’s cannabis businesses may regret opting for delivery

Are hundreds of Colorado businesses endorsing their own elimination?  Denver, Aurora, and Boulder have been considering allowing licensed businesses to deliver limited amounts of cannabis to adults over 21 at private residences with a variety of safeguards. Aurora’s city council voted Dec. 7 to give preliminary approval to cannabis delivery with a final vote coming […]

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Colorado’s Tattered Cover bookstore sold, will become nation’s largest Black-led bookseller

NEW YORK — A leading independent bookstore, the Colorado-based Tattered Cover, has been sold to a group of investors and will become the country’s largest Black-led bookseller. An investment group led by Denver natives Kwame Spearman, who will serve as CEO and operations manager, and David Back purchased the Tattered Cover for an undisclosed amount […]

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Opinion: Embracing technology will propel Colorado’s economic recovery from COVID-19

The year 2020 began with a global pandemic that crippled the economy, upended daily routines, and saw heightened political and cultural tensions.  But all this has made clear that, second to the coronavirus, Colorado’s economic recovery is the top of mind for voters across the state.  With the election behind us, we need political leaders […]

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Colorado’s special legislative session on coronavirus relief set to begin Nov. 30

Gov. Jared Polis announced late Thursday that Colorado’s special legislative session aimed at providing people with economic relief from the state’s worsening coronavirus crisis will begin on Nov. 30. The session will start at 10 a.m. on that date and must run at least three days. “We are living in a moment of unprecedented urgency,” […]

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Opinion: DACA is good for business, good for our community and good for our country

This summer’s decision by the Supreme Court to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and reject the Trump Administration’s 2017 attempt to rescind the program was a victory for Americans across the country. Not only was it a monumental day for our nation’s nearly 700,000 DACA recipients who earned a respite from […]

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Making money off masks, coronavirus-gear chain store with location in Colorado aims to become obsolete

By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News LONE TREE — Darcy Velasquez, 42, and her mother, Roberta Truax, were walking recently in the Park Meadows mall about 15 miles south of downtown Denver, looking for Christmas gifts for Velasquez’s two children, when they spotted a store with a display of rhinestone-studded masks. It’s an immutable truth […]