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Colorado State University

Colorado’s stagnant budget isn’t helping the shrinking middle class, report finds

A “thought experiment” suggests the state target spending on K-12 education, judicial programs in order to help Coloradans rise out of poverty

Small liquor stores in Colorado felt pinched by new alcohol laws. Now more changes are coming.

The impacts from liberalizing the state’s alcohol laws five years ago with the addition of major liquor store chains and beer sales in grocery stores are still being felt

Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of air pollution in the West in recent years

Gains made from cleaner power plants and vehicles were lost to massive wildfires that charred landscapes, including massive burns in Colorado

Something in the way we move: The reason coronavirus came roaring back in Colorado

“The prerequisite for this current surge has been in place for a while,” says a CSU professor on the state’s explosion of COVID-19 case numbers

Reimagining Denver’s Livestock Exchange Building means respecting its distinctive past

The $8.5 million sale to a consortium clears the path to a modern beacon for agricultural ingenuity and preserves the building’s architectural finery

The high cost of climate change is already straining the budgets of Colorado towns

As wildfires, avalanches and drought increase in intensity, worried city managers are planning and budgeting for better water systems and backup sources.

The best coronavirus warning system? Poop and pooled spit, Colorado State University says

Emerging research suggests infected people start shedding the coronavirus in their poop early in their infection, and possibly days before they begin shedding it from their mouths and noses

Colorado colleges want to offer more in-person classes this spring. Here’s what they learned from a tough fall.

Some schools have been more successful than others in adapting to the coronavirus pandemic

Nestlé’s plan to pump 65 million gallons of Arkansas River water to Denver for bottling stirs contentious fight

The world’s largest food and beverage company wants a new 10-year permit to pump 200 gallons of groundwater a minute and truck it to Denver for bottling. Nestlé’s plan has drawn sharp criticism from Chaffee County locals.

These hay fields may know something we don’t: How to save the Colorado River

Ranchers in northwest Colorado are experimenting with hay species that may allow them to irrigate less and leave more water in the Upper Colorado River.

Pac-12 football to start Nov. 6, even as CU Boulder reels from coronavirus surge

There is still work to be done for Pac-12 schools to get the approvals of local officials in Northern California and now in Colorado. Due to a recent spike in COVID-19 cases, Boulder County officials Thursday halted gatherings for college-aged residents for two weeks and has said that includes athletic events.

Proposition 114 explained: What’s at stake with the effort to reintroduce gray wolves in Colorado

The question on Colorado’s November ballot marks the first time that voters, not the federal government, would direct state wildlife managers to script a recovery plan for wolves.

Can government investment in the arts help lift Colorado, the U.S. out of the economy’s coronavirus slump?

In light of the pandemic and resulting unemployment for creative workers, more than a few influential arts advocates have floated the idea of a New Deal for the arts.

Opinion: Trillions in coronavirus spending is putting AOC’s favorite economic theory to the test

As the U.S. and other countries spend unprecedented amounts of money to aid companies, workers and their citizens during the coronavirus pandemic, modern monetary theory is getting a stress test.

Blazes in Colorado, California may be part of a climate-driven transformation of wildfires around the globe

Wildfires from Australia to Siberia are not just larger, hotter and faster, but burning in areas and seasons where they were previously rare.

What’s killing Mount Evans’ mountain goats? A research team is collecting their poop to solve the mystery.

Disease first struck in 2013, when a generation of young goats was wiped out because of severe E. coli infection. Researchers wonder if it’s linked to human waste.

Coronavirus killed 59,179 arts jobs in Colorado and crippled key economic and cultural engines. Can they be revived?

Local philanthropists are working on grants to support artists, venues and groups. But one study suggests reviving a massive, national New Deal-like program.

Food grown for research once rotted in Colorado fields. Now, it’s feeding the hungry

Colorado State University agriculture experiment stations are donating the fresh produce they grow to food banks

Colorado State University president vows to investigate claim athletes were told not to reveal coronavirus symptoms

Colorado State football players and members of the athletic staff say coaches told them not to report coronavirus symptoms and threatened players with reduced playing time should they quarantine.

Can singing and wind instruments be made safe during coronavirus? Colorado researchers are trying to find out.

How playing tubas and clarinets inside canvas bags is helping figure out ways musicians, singers, actors and their audiences can stay safe during pandemic performances.

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