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What’s Working: Colorado didn’t hit a record-high labor force in 2021 after all

Data, statistics and revisions. Constant revisions. Earlier this week we learned that because data has been revised, Colorado’s 2021 unemployment rates last year weren’t as high as initially reported. Colorado appeared to be trending higher than the U.S. the whole year but the revisions reduced the state’s unemployment rate by nearly a whole percentage point […]

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What’s Working: Colorado asks how much does that job pay? Some out-of-state employers don’t like it

Colorado’s law to address pay disparity for women and people of color continues to get push back from companies outside of the state. On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal detailed the issue employers have: They don’t want to publicly post pay ranges for each job opening. Certain employers with remote jobs are purposely excluding Colorado […]

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What’s Working: A “no gap” Colorado unemployment experience and why Charter increased its minimum wage to $18

This weekend was set to be full of mayhem with unemployment benefits ending for Coloradans on Saturday and a new wait expected as the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reprogrammed its system to add in the next round of federal benefits. But there was a lot of early behind-the-scenes action by the labor department […]

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A federal proposal to limit cable-TV fees has public-access channels scrambling for survival

The devastating 416 Fire that burned 54,000 acres north of Durango last summer had residents scrambling for updates. They found them on DGOV TV, the community television channel run by Durango city employees. The channel put regular programming on hold June 1 and aired only emergency information for the rest of the month. And it […]

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Where to watch your local city council meeting and more in Colorado

Finding a city’s local government or public-access TV channel isn’t easy. Many have moved online to broadcast local government meetings live. RELATED: Federal proposal to curb franchise fees could threaten public access channels. We started keeping track of some of the cities and their public-access and government-meeting channels and thought that readers of The Colorado […]