Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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Colorado coronavirus cases reach highest levels since end of July

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 3,439 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the week ending Sunday, showing an increase of about 1,100 cases compared to the previous week

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Six months after historic Suncor settlement, community around Commerce City refinery still feels “exploited”

The oil company began surveying the community on Wednesday, but continued issues at the refinery have neighbors feeling skeptical

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Six months after Colorado’s first coronavirus case, here’s how we compare to other states

Colorado health officials say they have learned a lot about fighting COVID-19 -- and have a lot more to learn

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Colorado’s coronavirus cases are back under control, but could Labor Day and school reopenings cause a new spike?

The latest modeling data in Colorado shows problems ahead if Labor Day celebrations are like those for the Fourth of July

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Months before its arrival, Colorado tries to answer the question: Who should get the coronavirus vaccine first?

The priority system will depend on a number of factors that doctors and scholars can’t yet assess

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Is your throat scratchy from Colorado’s wildfire smoke or coronavirus? Here’s how to tell.

The air quality in Denver was worse than in Beijing and Kolkata the past few days. Here is what health experts are saying about going outside.

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State health department announces review of ketamine waivers one year after Elijah McClain’s death

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says the review will begin immediately and last at least 12 weeks. When the review is complete, a report will be issued.

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Toxic algae are filling Colorado lakes with slimy pea-green soup. Are hotter summers making it worse?

The state began a blue-green algae monitoring program two years ago to find out whether the toxic organisms are blooming more often in Colorado. At least four lakes have already closed this summer.

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Colorado must cut half of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. It will lean on oil and gas to do it.

Coal plant shutdowns and cleaner vehicles are helping make progress, but oil and gas must scrub 7 million metric tons of emissions with no rules to guide it.